ACM MSWiM 2008


Tutorial Co-Chairs

Bjorn Landfeldt, (
University of Sydney, Australia
Hsiao-Hwa Chen, (
National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan

The 11th ACM MSWiM 2008 Symposium includes the following tutorials:

Date: Monday, October 27nd, 2008, 8.30am-12.30pm

Tutorial 1: "Energy in Wireless Networks"
Prof. Antonio A. F. Loureiro, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil

(more info about this tutorial and speaker Bio)

Date: Monday, October 27nd, 2008, 1.30pm-5.30pm

Tutorial 2: "VANET - the Quiet Revolution"

Prof. Stephan Olariu, Old Dominion University, USA

(more info about this tutorial and speaker Bio)

Tutorials Information


" Energy in Wireless Networks"

An important issue in the design of wireless networks (e.g., "traditional" wireless networks, mobile ad hoc networks, wireless sensor networks, etc) is to devise mechanisms to make efficient use of its energy. Solutions for those networks must be energy-aware and energy-efficient in order to make better use of the limited energy supply. In this tutorial, we investigate the role of energy in the modeling, design, and simulation of wireless network solutions. We discuss models used to represent the energy consumption and how they affect the design, analysis and simulation of wireless networks. Then, we propose a taxonomy of energy saving techniques used by protocols for wireless networks. Finally, we present some case studies that illustrate how those techniques can be integrated into the development of real wireless networks applications.

The tutorial will be presented at an introductory to intermediate level aiming a broad audience consisting of graduate students, engineers and researchers who are interested in the role of energy in the design of solutions to wireless networks.

Antonio A. F. Loureiro, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil

Antonio Loureiro is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. Professor Loureiro holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, Canada, 1995. His main research areas are mobile, ubiquitous and autonomic computing, computer networks and distributed systems. In the last 10 years he has published over 100 papers in international conferences and journals. Since 1996, when he became a faculty member at UFMG, Professor Loureiro has received six times the Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award in Computer Science.

" VANET - the Quiet Revolution"

Abstract will be available soon.

Stephan Olariu, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

Professor Stephan Olariu is a tenured full professor in Computer Science at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. He is a world-renowned technologist in the areas of parallel and distributed systems, parallel and distributed architectures and networks. He was invited and visited more than 120 universities and research institutes around the world lecturing on topics ranging from wireless networks and mobile computing, to biology-inspired algorithms and applications, to telemedicine, to wireless location systems, and vehicular networks. Professor Olariu is the Director of the Vehicular Networking Research Group at Old Dominion University. Prof. Olariu is an Associate Editor of Networks, International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science, and serves on the editorial board of Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing and as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems