In recent years, some wireless technologies (e.g., Wi-Fi, sensor networks) have matured to the point of finding wide acceptance in the real-world and leading to many new and interesting applications. At the same time, several new networking and radio technologies (e.g., dynamic spectrum access, UWB) are emerging to address the performance limitations of existing technologies and make wireless networking more ubiquitous. Realistic evaluation of such a diverse set of technologies and their mutual interactions will play a major role in identifying the key performance bottlenecks, thus shaping future advances in wireless technology. The importance of testbed-based evaluation of wireless network protocols/applications as well as characterization of real-world aspects using traces from operational networks is gaining wider recognition in the mobile and wireless networking research community. This workshop intends to bring together researchers working in the broad area of experimental wireless networking. This workshop will serve as a forum to share new ideas/experiences in all experimental aspects of wireless networks and systems, and facilitate discussions of key unresolved challenges in this area.
To celebrate the 10th edition of the workshop, one paper from its past editions will be selected to receive the Test of Time Award, recognizing its high impact on the experimental wireless networking research. All papers published from 2006 up to 2010 will be considered. The selection will be made by the Steering Committee.
We witnessed an increasing demand for high-speed, reliable and ubiquitous mobile wireless networks in recent years. Following this trend, challenging issues to satisfy the growing number of wireless users can be foreseen. Doubtlessly, thorough experimental analyses are of paramount importance to accurately identify the limitations of current technologies and to motivate innovative ideas to solve them. Moreover, realistic empirical evaluations of such a diverse set of solutions, and their mutual interactions, will play a major role to demonstrate their efficiency in everyday denser and more diverse networks, thus shaping future advances in wireless technology. In this context, sharing experiences, methodologies and experimental results is recognized as essential by the mobile and wireless research community.
WiNTECH will bring together researchers working in the broad area of experimental wireless networking. This workshop will serve as a forum to share new ideas and experiences gathered across all experimental aspects of wireless networks and systems, and facilitate discussions of key unresolved challenges in this area. We are seeking original, previously unpublished papers empirically addressing key issues and challenges in wireless networking. All submissions will be judged by their technical merit and relevance to the workshop, based on a thorough review process by the Technical Program Committee. All papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Each submission must be a single PDF file no longer than eight (8) pages in length (in two-column, 10-point format) including references, using the same formatting guidelines as the main conference. Papers must include the author name and affiliation for single-blind peer reviewing by the program committee. Submissions must be original work not under review at any other workshop, conference, or journal. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM WiNTECH proceedings and will be archived in the ACM Library. All papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award.
Visit the paper submission site to submit your manuscript.
WiNTECH continues its established tradition of hosting an interactive demo and poster session, and welcomes proposals for demonstrations of novel work in wireless network testbeds, measurement platforms and results, and innovative prototypes. The areas of interest overlap those listed in the workshop call for papers. The innovations showcased can be at any layer of the protocol stack, from physical to application. However, we particularly encourage demonstrations and posters that span over multiple layers and wireless networking must be their key topic.
The demos must be presented live at the workshop venue, i.e., a presentation of a powerpoint, video, etc. only is not allowed. The posters may describe work in progress, while the session will offer an excellent opportunity to receive feedback and discuss early research. We emphasize that the poster/demo session is not a forum to display commercial products.
All submissions will be reviewed by the Demo/Poster committee and will be judged by their technical merit and relevance to the workshop. Accepted Posters/Demos will be included in the workshop proceedings and ACM Digital Library.
Poster/Demo submissions will be handled by emailing the description to firstname.lastname@example.org. The description should not be longer than two pages (including figures, tables, and references), using two-column format, 10-point size or greater and in PDF format. All poster titles should begin with the keyword "Poster: " and all demo titles should start with "Demo: ". A third page should be included only for demo submissionsn listing the demo requirements at the workshop venue.
Prof. Guevara Noubir, Northeastern UniversityTitle
Reproducibility in Wireless Experimentation: Need, Challenges, and ApproachesAbstract
Wireless networks are the key enabling technology of the mobile revolution. However, experimental mobile and wireless research is still hindered by the lack of a solid framework to adequately evaluate the performance of a wide variety of techniques and protocols proposed by the community. In this talk, I will motivate the need for experimental reproducibility as a necessary aspect for healthy progress as accepted by other communities. Other research communities went through similar processes. I will then present the unique challenges of mobile and wireless experimentation, and discuss approaches, past, current, and future to address these challenges. Finally, I will discuss how reproducibility extends to mobile and wireless security research.Bio
Guevara Noubir holds a PhD is Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). His research covers both theoretical and practical aspects of secure and robust wireless and mobile systems. Prior to joining the faculty of Northeastern University, he was a senior research scientist at CSEM SA (Switzerland) where he led several research projects in the area of wireless and mobile networking. In particular, he contributed to the definition of the third generation Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) standardized as 3GPP WCDMA and was the lead of the Data Networking Stack for the first 3G demonstrator in the world (as part of the FRAMES EU Research Project). In 2013, Noubir led Northeastern University’s team in the DARPA Spectrum Challenge competition winning the 2013 Cooperative Challenge. Dr. Noubir held visiting research positions at Eurecom, MIT, and UNL. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of the ACM, and a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award. He serves on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, ACM Transaction on Privacy and Security, and co-chaired several ACM and IEEE conferences in the fields of mobile, wireless, and security (ACM WiSec, IEEE CNS, IEEE SECON, IEEE WoWMoM).