ACM MSWiM 2008 Technical Program

Program at a glance (click on the image to get to the event description, or scroll the page)

Long papers have 25 minutes for presentation.

Short papers have 15 minutes for presentation.


Monday, October 27nd, 2008

8:00 AM

Registration Open

All Day

Concurrent Workshops/Symposia I (check individual Workshop Schedules)

5-th ACM Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Ubiquitous Networks

WMuNeP 2008
4-rd ACM Workshop on Wireless Multimedia Networking and Performance Modeling

Q2SWinet 2008
4-rd ACM Symposium on QoS and Security for Wireless and
Mobile Networks


8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Tutorials (check individual tutorial schedules)

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Tutorial 1: "Energy in Wireless Networks"

Prof. Antonio A. F. Loureiro, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil,


1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Tutorial 2: "New VANET - the Quiet Revolution

Stephen Olariu, Old Dominion University, USA


Tuesday, October 28th, 2008


8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks: MSWiM 2008 General and TPC Co-Chairs

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Keynote Speaker 1: Vehicular Urban Sensing: efficiency and privacy

Prof. Mario Gerla, Computer Science Department, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), USA

9:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Session 1: Fairness and QoS

Fair Multi-Media Streaming in Ad Hoc Networks through Local Congestion Control

Gustavo Marfia (University of California, Los Angeles, USA); Paolo Lutterotti (ISMB, Italy); Stephan Eidenbenz (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA); Giovanni Pau (University of California Los Angeles, USA); Mario Gerla (University of California at Los Angeles, USA)

A Cross-Layer Support for TCP Enhancement in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

Consolee Mbarushimana (Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom); Alireza Shahrabi (Glasgow

Caledonian University, United Kingdom); Tom Buggy (Glasgow Caledonian

University, United Kingdom)

Improving Fairness in Relay-based Access Networks

Lin Xiao (Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom); Laurie Cuthbert (Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom)

Towards a Practical and Fair Rate Allocation for Multihop Wireless Networks based on a Simple Node Model

Isabelle Guerin-Lassous (Universite' de Lyon - LIP, France); Remi Vannier (INRIA, France, France)


10:35 AM - 11:00 AM: Coffee Break

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Session 2: Simulation

Revamping the IEEE 802.11a PHY Simulation

JihoRyu (Seoul National University, Korea); Jeongkeun Lee (HP Labs, USA); Sung-Ju Lee (HP Labs, USA); Taekyoung Kwon (Seoul National University, Korea)

Investigating a Physically-Based Signal Power Model for Robust Low Power Wireless Link Simulation

TalRusak (Cornell University, USA); Philip Levis (Stanford, USA)

XAV : A Fast and Flexible Tracing Framework for Network Simulation

Ryad Ben-El-Kezadri (University of Paris 6, France); Farouk Kamoun (University of Manouba, Tunisia); Guy Pujolle (University of Paris 6, France)

Measurement-Based Approaches for Accurate Simulation of 802.11-based Wireless Networks

Anand Kashyap (SUNY at Stony Brook, USA); Samrat Ganguly (NEC Labs, USA); Samir Das (Stony Brook University, USA)

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch Break

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Session 3: Cooperation

CCMAC: Coordinated Cooperative MAC for wireless LANs

Zhengqing Hu (National University of Singapore, Singapore); Chen Khong Tham (National University of Singapore / I2R, Singapore)

Making the best of Limited Resources: Differential Sensing in Cognitive PANs

Jelena Misic (University of Manitoba, Canada); Vojislav Misic (University of

Manitoba, Canada)

Modelling Incentives and Protocols for Collaboration in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Anthony Krzesinski (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa); Johannes Goebel (University of Hamburg, Germany)

The Problem of Cooperation Among Different Wireless Sensor Networks

Pedro Olmo Vaz de Melo (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil); Felipe Cunha (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil); Jussara Almeida (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil); Raquel Mini (PUC Minas, Brazil); Antonio A.F. Loureiro (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Coffee Break

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 4: Wireless Sensor Networks

Uniform Sensing Protocol for Autonomous Rechargeable Sensor Networks

Damla Turgut (University of Central Florida, USA); Ladislau Boloni (University of Central Florida, USA);

Volodymyr Pryyma (University of CentralFlorida, USA)

Dynamic Hybrid Fault Models and the Applications to Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs)

Zhanshan (Sam) Ma (University of Idaho, USA); Axel Krings (University of Idaho, USA)

A Coverage Compensation Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks Based on Genetic-Algorithm

Azzedine Boukerche (Univ. of Ottawa, Canada); Xin Fei (University of Ottawa, Canada)

DiMo: Distributed Node Monitoring in Wireless Sensor Networks

Andreas Meier (ETH Zurich, Switzerland); Mehul Motani (National University of Singapore, Singapore); Siquan Hu (National University of Singapore, Singapore); Simon Kunzli (Siemens Building Technologies, Switzerland)


5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Session 5: Wireless LANs

Johnny Appleseed: War driving to Reduce Interference in Chaotic Wireless Deployments

Peter Reiher (UCLA, USA)

Available Bandwidth-Based Association in IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs

Heeyoung Lee (Seoul National University, Korea); Seongkwan Kim (Seoul National University, Korea); Okhwan Lee (Seoul National University, Korea); Sunghyun Choi (Seoul National University, Korea); Sung-Ju Lee (HP Labs, USA)

Throughput Analysis and Rate Control for IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN in Presence of Hidden Terminals

Ka Lok Hung (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong); Brahim Bensaou (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)


Wednesday, October 29th, 2008


8:15 AM - 8:30 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks: MSWiM 2008 General and TPC Co-Chairs

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote Speaker 2: Need for Integrated Quality of Service and Quality of Protection in Mobile Systems

Prof. Klara Nahrestedt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

9:30 AM - 10:25 AM

Session 6: Mobility Models and Management

Adaptive Redundancy for Data Propagation Exploiting Dynamic Sensory Mobility

Athanasios Kinalis (Computer Technology Institute, Greece); Sotiris Nikoletseas (University of Patras and Computer Technology Institute, Greece)

Estimation of the Costs Resulting from Mobility Management Protocols Using a Generic Mathematical Model

Ali Diab (Techn. University of Ilmenau, Germany); Andreas Mitschele-Thiel (Technische Universitat Ilmenau, Germany); Florian Liers (TUIlmenau, Germany)

Expected Link Life Time Analysis in MANET under Manhattan Grid Mobility Model

Chien Chen (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Taiwan); Rong-Hong Jan (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)

10:25 AM - 10:45 AM: Coffee Break + Poster Session I

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Session 7: Capacity

Shannon Bounds for the Large-Scale Wireless MAC's Potential Capacity in Presence of Errors

Alexander Markhasin (Siberian Telecommunications University, Russia)

Forwarding Capacity of an Infinite Wireless Network

Jarno Nousiainen (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland); Jorma Virtamo (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland); Pasil Lassila (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)

A Novel Mechanism for Radio Capacity Maximization during MBMS Transmissions in B3G Networks

Christos Bouras (University of Patras, Greece) ; Antonios Alexiou (University of Patras and RACTI, Greece) ; Vasileios Kokkinos (University of Patras and RACTI, Greece) ; Evangelos Rekkas (University of Patras and RACTI, Greece)

Opportunistic relaying vs. selective cooperation: Analyzing the occurrence-conditioned outage capacity

Stefan Valentin (University of Paderborn, Germany); Hermann Lichte (University of Paderborn, Germany); Holger Karl (University of Paderborn, Germany); Imad Aad (DoCoMo Labs. Europe, Germany); Luis Loyola (DoCoMo Euro Labs, Germany); Joerg Widmer (DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Germany)

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 3:25 PM

Session 8: Availability, Connectivity, and Localization

ContentPlace: Social-aware Data Dissemination in Opportunistic Networks

Chiara Boldrini(IIT-CNR, Italy); Marco Conti (IIT-CNR, Italy); Andrea Passarella (IIT-CNR, Italy)

Coping with Episodic Connectivity in Heterogeneous Networks

Rao Naveed Bin Rais (INRIA, France); Thierry Turletti (INRIA, France); Katia Obraczka (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)

Optimal RSS Threshold in Connectivity-Based Localization Schemes

Gianni Giorgetti (Universita' di Firenze and Arizona State University, Italy); Sandeep Gupta (Arizona State University, USA); Gianfranco Manes (Universita' di Firenze, Italy)

Game Theoretic Approach to Location Sharing with Privacy in a Community-based

Mobile Safety Application

Hua Liu (University of Southern Californias, USA); Bhaskar Krishnamachari (University of Southern California, USA); Murali Annavaram (University of Southern California, USA)

Algorithms for Improving the Quality of Service in Wireless Sensor Networks with Multiple Mobile Sinks


Cristiano Arbex (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil);

Alexandre Cunha (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil); Wagner Aioffi (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil); Geraldo Robson Mateus (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil)

3:25 PM - 5:50 PM Coffee Break + Poster Session II

3:45 PM - 5:50 PM

Session 9: Routing and Multicast

A QoS-Aware Multicast Routing Protocol for Multimedia Applications in Mobile Ad hoc Networks

Hakim Badis (Institut Gaspard-Monge, France)

Binary Waypoint Geographical Routing in Wireless Mesh Networks

Eryk Schiller (Grenoble Informatics Laboratory, France); Paul Starzetz (LSR, France); Franck Rousseau (Grenoble Informatics Laboratory, France); Andrzej Duda (Grenoble Informatics Laboratory, France)

How good is opportunity routing? -- A reality check with realistic channel models

Rong Zheng (University of Houston, USA); Chengzhi Li (TEXAS A&M University, USA)

A Hybrid-routing Based Intra-domain Mobility Management Scheme for Wireless Mesh Networks

Azzedine Boukerche (Univ. of Ottawa, Canada); Zhenxia Zhang (University of Ottawa, Canada)

A Unified Model for Joint Throughput-Overhead Analysis of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Zhenzhen Ye (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA); Alhussein Abouzeid (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)


Thursday, October 30th, 2008


8:15 AM - 8:30 AM

Final Day Opening Remarks: MSWiM 2008 General and TPC Co-Chairs

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote Speaker 3: Breaking the Silos - Access and Service Convergence over the Mobile Internet

Prof. Victor C. M. Leung, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada

9:30 AM - 10:25 AM

Session 10: Tools and Design Metodologies

Real-Time Evaluation of Radio Access Technology Selection Policies in Heterogeneous Wireless Systems: The AROMA Testbed Approach

Miguel Lopez-Benitez (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain); Nemanja Vucevic (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain); Francisco Bernardo (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain); Anna Umbert (Univ. Politecnica of Catalunya, Spain)

On the Topological Repeatability of Experiments with Wireless Multihop Networks

Wolfgang Kiess (Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf, Germany); Andreas Tarp (Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf, Germany); Martin Mauve (Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf, Germany)

On the Design of Heterogeneous Sensor Networks Based on Small World Concepts

Daniel Guidoni (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil); Raquel Mini (PUC Minas, Brazil); Antonio A.F. Loureiro (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

10:25 AM - 10:45 AM: Coffee Break

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Session 11: Scheduling and Medium Access Control

Dynamic Tag Estimation for Optimizing Tree Slotted Aloha in RFID Networks

Gaia Maselli (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy); Chiara Petrioli (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy); Claudio Vicari (Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy)

Combining opportunistic and size-based scheduling in wireless systems

Pasi Lassila (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland); Samuli Aalto (TKK Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)

Improving Flow level Fairness and Interactivity in WLANs using Size-based Scheduling Policies

Guillaume Urvoy-Keller (Institut Eurecom, France); Andre-Luc Beylot (ENSEEIHT, France)

Optimum Multichannel Random Access with Retransmission Cut-Off in OFDMA Wireless Systems

Jahangir Sarker (University of Ottawa, Canada); Hussein Mouftah (University of Ottawa, Canada)


12:15 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Session 12: Energy Awareness

Modeling the Energy Cost of Applications on Portable Wireless Devices

Rajesh Palit (University of Waterloo, Canada); Ajit Singh (University of Waterloo, Canada); Kshirasagar Naik (University of Waterloo, Canada)

Minimum-energy broadcast in random-grid ad-hoc networks: approximation and distributed algorithms

Tiziana Calamoneri (University of Rome "Sapienza", Italy); Andrea Clementi(Universita' di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy); Angelo Monti (University of Rome, "La Sapienza", Italy); Gianluca Rossi (University of Rome, "Tor Vergata", Italy); Riccardo Silvestri (University of Rome, "La Sapienza", Italy)

Minimum Energy Probabilistic Reliable Data Delivery in Wireless Sensor Networks

Junhua Zhu (The Hong Kong University of Science andTechnology, Hong Kong); Brahim Bensaou (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)

Sensor Selection Cost Function to Increase Network Lifetime with QoS Support

Ou Yang (University of Rochester, USA); Wendi Heinzelman (University of Rochester, USA)

An Approach for Promoting Contribution in GAF-Based Ad Hoc Networks: Design and Implementation

Chalermek Intanagonwiwat (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand); Sutthipong Lertmanorat (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)

3:15 PM - 5:30 PM: Coffee Break

3:35 PM - 5:30 PM

Session 13: Performance Evaluation

On the Optimal Design of Two-Tier Wireless Relay Networks

Vahid Pourahmadi (University of Waterloo, Canada); shervan Fashandi (University of Waterloo, Canada); Aladdin Saleh (Bell Canada, Canada); Amir K. Khandani (University of Waterloo, Canada)

Centralized Feedback-driven Rate Allocation Mechanism for CSMA/CA-based Wireless Mesh Networks

Kamran Jamshaid (University of Waterloo, Canada); Paul Ward (University of Waterloo, Canada)

On the Complexity of an Accurate and Precise Performance Evaluation of Wireless Networks using Simulations

Elyes Ben Hamida (CITI - INSA Lyon, France); Guillaume Chelius (INRIA, France); Jean-Marie Gorce (INSA-Lyon, France)

A Self-Adaptive Placement Protocol for Mobile Directories in MANETs

Sergio Gonzalez-Valenzuela (University of British Columbia, Canada); Son Vuong (University of British Columbia, Canada); Victor Leung (The University of British Columbia, Canada)

Performance comparison of HARQ and ARQ mechanisms in IEEE 802.16 networks

Alexander Sayenko (Nokia, Finland); Henrik Martikainen (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland); Olexander Puchko (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland)


5:30 PM - 5:40 PM

Closing Remarks: MSWiM 2008 General and TPC Co-Chairs


Friday, October 31th, 2008


All Day

Concurrent Workshops/Symposia II (check individual Workshop Schedules)

MobiWac 2008
6-th ACM International Symposium on Mobility Management and Wireless Access

PM²HW²N 2008
3-nd ACM Workshop on Performance Monitoring and Measurement of Heterogeneous Wireless and Wired Networks