Monday, 30 November 2009
WS1: IEEE 802® Standards Education Workshop: The World of IEEE 802 Standards 
WS2: 5th IEEE Broadband Wireless Access Workshop 
WS3: IEEE Workshop on Multi-Gigabit MM-Wave and Tera-Hz Systems (MTWS) 
WS4: IEEE Workshop on Below IP Networking
GEOSS Workshop XXXII: Mitigation and Management of Disasters through Communications 

Friday,  4 December 2009
WS5: 2nd IEEE Workshop on Green Communications 
WS6: 2nd IEEE Workshop on the Network of the Future (FutureNet II) 
WS7: 3rd IEEE Workshop on Enabling the Future Service-Oriented Internet 
WS8: IEEE Workshop on Networking Intelligent Vehicles and Infrastructures (NiVi) 
WS9: IEEE Workshop on Network Operation Cost Modeling (Half-Day) 
WS10: IEEE Workshop on Telecommunications Infrastructure Protection and Security (TIPS) (Half-Day)   

Monday, 30 November 2009 • 9:00 - 17:30 ● South Pacific Ballroom 3
WS1: IEEE 802ەىStandards Education Workshop: The World of IEEE 802 Standards

Sponsored and organized by the IEEE Standards Education Committee, a Joint Standing Committee of the IEEE Educational Activities Board and the IEEE Standards Association.

David Law, Chairman, IEEE 802.3

This workshop will provide a full day of immersion into the world of IEEE 802 Standards and cover each of the working groups developing standards in both the wired and wireless areas/fields.ى Included will be an overview and scope of each technical working group and how they relate or differ from each other. ىThe presenters will focus on the functional capabilities and market relevance of the standards, and attendees will learn the status of current and future projects within the groups.ى The workshop will also walk attendees through the standards development process, and include an important discussion on intellectual property issues. ىA panel discussion on the Value of Standards will conclude the day and allow time for an open question and answer period.

Topics of Interest:
  • Structure of IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards
  • The Standards Development Process: How standards get made
  • Intellectual Property
  • The Wired Standards: IEEE 802.1, 802.3, 802.17
  • The Wireless Standards: IEEE 802.11, 802.15, 802.16, 802.20, 802.21, 802.22
  • Technical Advisory Groups: IEEE 802.18, 802.19
  • Panel Discussion on the Value of Standards with Q&A from Attendees

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Monday, 30 November 2009 • 9:00 - 17:30 ● South Pacific Ballroom 4
WS2: 5th IEEE Broadband Wireless Access Workshop > PDFى

Thomas Michael Bohnert, SAP Research CEC Zurich
Dmitri Moltchanov, Tampere University of Technology
Edmundo Monteiro, University of Coimbra
Dirk Staehle, University of Wuerzburg
Gabor Fodor, Ericsson Research

Internet access is undergoing a fundamental change. A steadily increasing spectrum of services is attracting a rapidly growing number of users which, in turn, wish to access these services 'anytime and anywhere'. In order to meet this demand, Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) technologies are becoming extremely important and vendors and standardisation bodies respond to this development with new and powerful BWA technologies. Supporting transmission rates up to several megabits per second at distances as far as tens of kilometers while providing full mobility support, these technologies provide the long-awaited means for delivering any telecommunication service over the Internet.
Although BWA technologies are rapidly maturing, they are far from being complete and optmised for such a versatile environment like the Internet. Consequently, BWA is currently receiving much attention by the research community. By organizing the meanwhile 5th edition of a Series of IEEE BWA Workshops (after being with IEEE CCNC'08, IEEE ICC'08, IEEE GLOBECOM'08), we aim to continue bringing together and providing a prime international forum for this research community.

Topics of Interest
The workshop program covers various aspects of BWA technologies including but not limited to:

  • Wireless Metropolitan Area Networksى
  • 3G/4G Wireless Technologiesى
  • Incumbent and Future BWA Technologies, 802.16x, LTE, LTE-Advanced and IMT-Advanced Networksى
  • QoS in Mobile and BWA Networksى
  • Cross-layer Optimisation Concepts and Experimental Evaluationى
  • Radio Resource Management, Admission Control, Power Control and Schedulingى
  • Capacity Planning and Traffic Engineeringى
  • Femtocells and Self-configuring Cellular Networksى
  • Wireless Network Management, Self-optimizing cellular networksى
  • Physical and Data link Layer Issuesى
  • Characterization, Modeling of BWA Traffic, Mobility and Channelsى
  • Large-scale and Heterogeneous BWA Evaluationsى
  • Interoperability Aspects (fixed/mobile LANs/MANs, WANs)ى
  • Spectrum Management, Regulatory Issuesى
  • Cognitive Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Accessى
  • Interference Management (Coordination, Mitigation, Randomization)ى
  • Cooperative Networks, Repeaters and Relayingى
  • Mesh and Relay Networks (IEEE 802.11s, IEEE802.16j, etc.)ى
  • Multi-antenna Technologies (MIMO, Beamforming, Antenna Selection, etc)ى
  • Quality of experience (QoE)ى
  • Energy-awareness and Efficiency of BWA technologiesى
  • Design and Evaluation of BWA Testbeds and Field Trailsى
  • Experiences/Lessons from recent Deploymentsى
  • Broad- and Multicast Support in BWA networksى
  • Micro and Macromobility Managementى
  • Applications and multimedia support (e.g. Vehicle-2-X Communications)



Monday, 30 November 2009ى● 9:00 - 17:30 ● Coral Ballroom 1ى
WS3: IEEE Workshop on Multi-Gigabit MM-Wave and Tera-Hz Systems (MTWS) > PDFى

Young-Chai Ko, Korea University
Mohamed-Slim Alouini, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Alireza Seyedi, University of Rochester
Robert W. Heath Jr., University of Texas at Austin
Isabelle Siaud, France Telecom R&D
Byoung-Hoon Kim, LG Electronics

The scope of the workshop is to provide a platform for developing an integrated solution to millimeter wave and Tera-Hz wireless communications. The areas of millimeter wave and higher frequency communication are being investigated by several related, yet isolated groups, including experts in circuits, antennas, mixed-signal, physical layer, and medium access control techniques. To realize the goals of millimeter and Tera-Hz Wireless Systems (MTWS), however, requires a cohesive approach that brings together experts in each area. This workshop intends to select, from the submissions, a small set of papers discussing novel ideas that should not only analyze the issues in MTWS but also incorporate a clear direction towards the implementation of these MTWS. This workshop will bring together researchers, practitioners and the early proponents of MTWS. This workshop will also be planned so as to allow more interactions amongst the participants rather than a conference would allow. The workshop also aims to bring in together both long-term academic and shorter term industrial viewpoints. Indeed this workshop is the first ever to bring in together the experts from RF/analog/baseband hardware, physical and MAC layers in order to address the peculiar issues of MTWS.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest are (but not limited to):

  • RF/Antenna and Propagation
    ى -ىRF beamforming
    ى - Tera-Hz signal generation
    ى - Propagation modeling oriented on PHY/MAC assessments
  • Analog and Baseband Hardware
    ى - High speed and low power analog-digital converter
    ى - Modem architecture for high speed data
  • PHY
    ى - Signal processing for MTWS
    ى - NLOS avoidance techniques
    ى - Error correction
    ى - Equalization
    ى - OFDM versus Single-carrier systems
    ى - MIMO in mm-wave systems
    ى - OFDMA processing
    ى - Spread Spectrum techniques
  • MAC
    ى - High-efficiency medium access control (MAC) protocol
    ى - Neighbor discovery in directional wireless networks
    ى - Space division multiple access
    ى - Coexistence and interoperability
  • Service application
    ى - High-definition video streaming
  • Tera-Hz communications



Monday, 30 November 2009ى● 9:00 - 17:30 ● Coral Ballroom 2
WS4: IEEE Workshop on Below IP Networking > PDF

Raimo Kantola, Helsinki University of Technology
Ran Giladi, Ben-Gurion University

BIPN 2009 is soliciting original and previously unpublished papers addressing research challenges and advances towards metropolitan and wide area networking that work below the IP layer. Particular interest is in enhanced Ethernet technology in context with future access and Internet core networks and systems as well as advances in the label switching technologies. A common denominator is implementing carrier grade transport capabilities below IP.

There are numerous add-on solutions in IP networks. Many of them reside below IP in the protocol stack. Add-ons provide resiliency, traffic engineering, quality of service, network virtualization, network hiding and edge to edge connectivity etc. Ethernet and MPLS footprints in networks are increasing. An industry trend is that from synchronous transmission, networks are moving to packet based transport based on 802.1 variants or IP/MPLS. Both Ethernet and MPLS are being turned into Carrier Grade transport technologies.

Now the industry is seeking advice on the particular form of packet based transport technology and on what will be the role of IPv4 when unallocated address pools will soon be exhausted � will it continue to serve as a routed protocol or will the responsibility for all end to end connectivity be delegated to Below IP technology?

The 1st IEEE Workshop on Below IP Networking (BIPN�09) provides a venue for academic and industrial research communities for exchanging ideas and experience on all aspects of below IP Networking. Papers that present work, validated by experimentation, simulations, or analysis, as well as position papers and papers discussing and comparing concepts, architectures and interfaces are solicited.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest are (but not limited to):

  • Intra and inter carrier path computation and routing below IP
  • Intra and inter carrier protection and restoration below IP
  • Intra and inter carrier OAM
  • Below IP solutions for intra domain and inter carrier traffic engineering
  • New forwarding technologies
  • Connection oriented and connectionless network services using packet transport
  • Identities and addressing for enhanced Ethernet networks
  • Mobility issues and mobility solutions for packet transport networks
  • Scalability and implementation complexity of below IP networking solutions
  • Quality of service in packet transport networks
  • Network discovery below IP
  • IP vs End-2-End Ethernet
  • Co-existence and interoperation of routed IP and routed Ethernet
  • Positioning of native enhanced Ethernet against IP, MPLS, GMPLS and MPLS-TP
  • Techno-economics of transport Ethernet, MPLS-TP and Internet by Ethernet



Monday, 30 November 2009 䅗 9:00 - 17:30 稙 Tapa Ballroom 3

GEOSS Workshop XXXII: Mitigation and Management of Disasters through Communications

㻝Francoise Pearlman,
㻝Western Resources and Applications
Al Gasiewski, University of Colorado
Bill Semancik, US Department of Defense
Mehmet Ulema, Manhattan College
Doug Zuckerman,㻝Telcordia Technologies, Inc.

The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) is a complex 䄛system of systems,䄥 including sensors, communication systems, spatio-temporal data infrastructures and other components essential for observing the Earth on all relevant scales and disseminating this information to users for a host of important societal benefits.㺍㺍 The GEOSS workshop XXXII 䃁 Mitigation and Management of Disasters through Communications, will focus specifically on communications systems and infrastructure for GEOSS, with a special emphasis on communications during and after disasters and on communications systems in developing countries.

The Workshop will explore the status of existing telecommunications systems and data networks for GEOSS. The discussion will focus on the ability to both build on existing systems and take advantage of new telecommunication services to develop a framework for timely and widespread communication of information to support prediction, mitigation, and management of disasters. Examples of events include rapid processes such as earthquakes, landslides, and tsunamis, events of moderate time scale such as flooding and infectious outbreak, and slower events such as droughts. The theme of the workshop supports Group on Earth Observation (GEO) tasks DI-09-03 (Warning system for disasters) ,and AR-09-04 Dissemination and distribution networks.

This one day workshop will focus on advanced communication systems critical to the dissemination of timely disaster alerts, and to assist in disaster and post-disaster management. Discussions will include approaches to communications technologies in both developed countries as well as in bandwidth limited situations of developing countries.㺍Key representatives from industry, academia, and government will be providing invited talks on these and related issues that impact GEOSS implementation for disaster mitigation and relief.

For more information,㺍click here


Friday, 4 December 2009㺍稙 9:00 - 17:30 稙 South Pacific Ballroom 3
WS5: 2nd IEEE Workshop on Green Communications > PDF

J拍rgen Quittek, NEC Europe Ltd
Ken Christensen, University of South Florida
Gerhard Fettweis, Technische Universit奭t Dresden
Hiroyuki Morikawa, University of Tokyo

The steadily rising energy cost and the need to reduce the global CO2 emission to protect our environment are today's economical and ecological drivers for the emerging consideration of energy consumption in all fields of communications. Triggered by network operators experiencing energy cost as a significant new factor of their calculation, researchers have started to investigate approaches for reducing power consumption and manufacturers have started offering energy-efficient network components. Also standards bodies, such as the IEEE, are already developing standards for energy-efficient protocols. However, research and development in these areas is still at an early stage and the space of potential solutions is far from being explored.

The Second International Workshop on Green Communications will be held in conjunction with the IEEE Global Communications Conference (IEEE GLOBECOM 2009) and will bring together academic and industrial researchers for discussing energy-efficient communications. After the successful first workshop on green communications at ICC 2009 in Dresden, Germany, it will continue to serve as a forum for addressing research challenges between the already established conferences and workshops covering energy efficiency for IT on one side and for wireless sensor networks on the other side.

Topics of Interest
We solicit contributions that report recent results, share experiences, or address research challenges in energy-efficient network protocols and devices and in energy management. Particularly, we want to identify and address issues with a very high potential for significant energy saving, including access network infrastructures, home networks, and terminal equipment, but excluding energy efficiency for IT (specifically data centers), sensor networks, mobile ad-hoc networks, and mesh networks.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Energy-efficient protocols and protocol extensions
  • Energy-efficient transmission technologies
  • Cross-layer optimizations
  • Energy-efficient technology for network equipment
  • Energy-efficient switch and base station architectures
  • Low-power sleep mode
  • Exploitation of passive network elements
  • Energy-efficient communications management
  • Architectures and frameworks
  • Hierarchical and distributed techniques
  • Remote power management for terminals
  • Context-based power management
  • Measurement and profiling of energy consumption
  • Instrumentation for energy consumption measurement
  • Operator experiences
  • Energy-efficiency in specific networks
  • Mobile and wireless access networks
  • Broadband access networks
  • Management of home and office networks



Friday,㻝4 December 2009㻝稙 9:00 - 17:30 稙 South Pacific Ballroom 4
WS6: 2nd IEEE Workshop on the Network of the Future (FutureNet II) > PDF

Masayuki Murata, Osaka University
Dipankar Raychaudhuri, Rutgers University
Rolf Winter, NEC Laboratories Europe
Lars Eggert, Nokia Research Center
Ryutaro Kawamura, NICT / NTT Laboratories
Deep Medhi, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Today's Internet architecture is stifling innovation; restricting it mostly to the application layer.㻝 From a number of angles it appears that we have reached a point in the impressive development cycle of the Internet that now requires some major change.㻝 However, research and development in these areas is still at an early stage and the space of potential solutions is far from being explored.㻝 The International Workshop on the Network of the Future (FutureNet II) is a platform for both clean-slate as well as evolutionary approaches for a redesign of the Internet. 㻝It will uniquely bring together approaches driven from mobile and wireless demands, network virtualization, network self-management, content and sensor networking and discuss these from both a technical as well as socio-economic perspective.

Topics of Interest
We solicit contributions that report early results addressing research challenges in topics related to the network of the future. Particularly, we want to identify and address issues with a very high potential for significant impacts on the way the network is functioning and being used. The workshop welcomes submissions from both researchers and practitioners but fresh ideas in the form of early results, position papers and systems papers are particularly welcome.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Re-design and re-evaluation of today's architectural principles
  • End-to-end virtualization of the network
  • Programmable network equipment such as routers
  • Alternatives to established technologies such as routing
  • New optical layer networking technologies
  • Self-management of networks
  • New media-aware transport services
  • New approaches to network security and user privacy
  • Mechanisms to interconnect extremely heterogeneous edge networks
  • Technology based on new communication paradigms
  • Enabling technologies for the Internets of Things
  • Machine-to-machine networking



Friday,㻝4 December 2009㻝稙 9:00 - 17:30 稙 Coral Ballroom 1
WS7: 3rd IEEE Workshop on Enabling the Future Service-Oriented Internet > PDF

Michael Devetsikiotis North Carolina State University
George Michailidis, University of Michigan
Bob Callaway IBM Software Group

The objective of the workshop is to address network-level as well as application and service-layer topics of analysis, design, monitoring and experimentation. The top-down interplay between services and networking creates unique modelling, design and implementation challenges. The goal of the workshop is to focus the community's efforts in building up this important area by discussing perspective issues and required breakthroughs in research and development.

The workshop format will be a combination of original papers, review/white papers, quick hot topic presentations, and a panel discussion with participants from industry, the NSF, and academia. This will allow workshop participants to obtain a global perspective of the scope of this area and of the technical challenges associated with it, in a participative and interactive manner.
Topics of Interest

Prospective participants are invited to contribute to the following topics of the workshop:

  • Architecture for future service-centric networks
  • Scalability of future service-centric networks
  • Modelling and simulation issues and methodologies
  • Overlay, peer-to-peer and content delivery services
  • Design for location and social awareness
  • Design and implementations for ubiquitous services
  • Reliability and availability of future service-oriented Internet
  • Management of services and service-oriented networks
  • Service selection, composition, and delivery platforms
  • Management of event driven architectures
  • Distributed complex event processing systems
  • Mapping to business functions and Enterprise Service Buses
  • Cognitive networks and services
  • Application-aware routing and forwarding
  • Optimization and cross-layer design of service-oriented systems
  • Measurements and Quality-of-Experience monitoring
  • Service-oriented network experimental trials, tools and test-beds
  • Economics, pricing and charging of emerging services
  • Distributed/market-based and game-based control of service-centric networks
  • Analytic and simulation components of service-oriented networks and systems
  • Workload characterization and distribution fitting
  • Scheduling in multi-tiered environments
  • Network architecture design for supporting large scale social applications and services
  • Quality-of-service in large social networks
  • Privacy issues in online social networks
  • Internet measurement and analysis of social applications and services
  • Challenges posed by the emergence of online social networking


Friday, 4 December 2009㻝稙 9:00 - 17:30 稙 Coral Ballroom 2
WS8: IEEE Workshop on Networking Intelligent Vehicles and Infrastructures (Nivi) > PDF

Russell Hsing, Telcordia Technologies
Daniel Wong, 3G Wireless & Software
C K Toh, University of Hong Kong
Hong Cheng, Telcordia Technologies


Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication networks have now gained popularity and importance. New technical challenges have evolved that demand research and investigations. Globally, automobiles are indispensable for connecting people, delivering goods and services and commuting from one place to another. Vehicle industries are of great importance in Asia, Europe, USA and the rest of the world. Vehicle makers will be key players in vehicle telematics. Much research remain to be done to bring alive the vision of future intelligent inter-vehicular applications, which will be supported by V2V.

This workshop is intended to serve as a forum and bring together the researchers and engineers in both academia and industry to exchange ideas, share experiences, and report original works about all aspects of service discovery and composition in ubiquitous and pervasive environments. The main purpose is to promote discussions of research and relevant activities in the design of architectures, algorithms, and applications for inter-vehicular communication environments. This workshop will also address some leading standardization efforts (802.11p, p1609, TIA TR48, etc.).

Topics of Interest

  • Technical research papers are solicited in the following areas:
  • ITS vehicle-2-vehicle networks
  • ITS vehicle-2-roadside communications
  • MAC, routing, QoS, addressing, multicast, TCP protocols
  • Congestion Control and Cooperative VANETs
  • New application scenarios of ITS vehicular networks
  • Mobility and handoff issues
  • Sensors & Data Collection
  • Content Distribution
  • C2C communications
  • Intra-car communications
  • Traffic and flow control issues
  • Info Dissemination; Data organization
  • Security issues, architectures and solutions
  • Privacy issues and solutions
  • Data replication protocols in network partitions
  • Different technologies (DSRC, WiMAX, WiFi, 3G/4G, cell phone)
  • Application innovation
  • 802.11p WAVE ; 802.11s MESH; DSRC
  • Implementation/deployment status
  • Standardization issues for C2C


Friday, 4 December 2009㻝稙 9:00 - 12:30 稙 Sea Pearl Suite 1-2
WS9: IEEE Workshop on Network Operation Cost Modeling > PDF

Carmen Mas Machuca, Munich University of Technology
Monika Jaeger, T-Systems
Sofie Verbrugge, Ghent University
Koen Casier, Ghent University

As network Operational Expenditures (OpEx) have been identified as major factor of the Total Cost of the network Ownership (TCO), network operation cost modeling has increasingly attracted attention in recent years. This workshop aims at gathering models of network processes and case studies in different states of the network life-cycle.

Reducing OpEx involves a good knowledge of the processes to operate the network as well as the services. The study of OpEx has turned to be very challenging due to several reasons such as the lack of models, confidentiality of most of the data, time variance of the parameters, human factors, etc. This workshop aims at gathering detailed models and data for the different network processes. This includes template or best-practice process descriptions and the associated input data, case study descriptions and results, discussion on methods and tools and the broader context in which this problem resides including the regulatory aspects.

Topics of Interest
Authors are invited to submit original technical papers for presenting their work on:

  • Models of network and service operation processes with different granularities, depending on the scope of the models
    㻝㻝㻝 -㻝 Modeling of network and service processes
    㻝㻝㻝 -㻝 Network migration (and lifecycle) cost modeling
    㻝㻝㻝 -㻝 Core versus access networks
    㻝㻝㻝 -㻝 OpEx of Enterprise Networks
    㻝㻝㻝 -㻝 Template operational processes
  • Process and cost modeling case studies with focus on
    㻝㻝㻝 -㻝 OpEx
    㻝㻝㻝 -㻝 TCO
    㻝㻝㻝 -㻝 CapEx/OpEx trade-off
    㻝㻝㻝 -㻝 Cost driver identification
    㻝㻝㻝 -㻝 Cost optimization
  • Methods and tools for process and cost modeling
  • Regulatory aspects of OpEx



Friday, 4 December 2009㻝稙 14:00 - 17:30 稙 Sea Pearl Suite 3-4
WS10: IEEE Workshop on Telecommunications Infrastructure Protection and Security (TIPS)
The Marine Corps Information Assurance Program㻝 > PDF
Ray A. Letteer, CISSP, NSA-IAM, ITIL; Director, IA Division; USMC SIAO; MCEN DAA Headquarters, US Marine Corps, C41A
Supply Chain Impact on Security and Information Communications Technology > PDF
Patrick McDaniel, Tom La Porta, Karl Rauscher, Jun Li
Towards a Comprehensive Study of Supply Chain Integrity㻝 > PDF㻝
Matt Broda, Microsoft; Slawomir G彉rniak, ENISA; Christian W. Probst, TU Denmark; Claire Vishik, Intel
Assured and Efficient Supply Chains > PDF
Adam Drobot, President, Advanced Technology Solutions and CTO, Telcordia; Stan Moyer, Executive Director, Applied Research, Telcordia㻝


Thomas F. La Porta, Pennsylvania State University
Patrick McDaniel, Pennsylvania State University
Karl F. Rauscher, Alcatel-Lucent
Jun Shu, Pennsylvania State University


The 1st Workshop on Telecommunications Infrastructure Protection and Security (TIPS 2009) is dedicated to detailed discussion of the security challenges and impacts of threats against the global telecommunications infrastructure. The workshop will focus on the analysis and needs of security infrastructure in telecommunications networks, as well as impacts of increasingly global supply chains on national and international telecommunications infrastructure. The purpose of this workshop is to exchange ideas and experience related to these increasingly important but under-analyzed aspects of infrastructure protection.

Topics of Interest
Authors are encouraged to submit full papers presenting new research related to the modeling, theory or practice of security at it applies to the design, manufacturing, and delivery of hardware and software artifacts of the communication infrastructure. Suggested topic areas include:

  • Structures for modeling and measuring intrinsic vulnerabilities of development, manufacturing supply chain globalization
  • Threats against global telecommunications infrastructure
  • Forensic analysis of attacks telecommunications infrastructure
  • Application of the risk models to communication infrastructure supply chains
  • Intrinsic Vulnerabilities
  • Vulnerabilities in communication infrastructure
  • Design verification
  • Logistical security
  • Security infrastructure for telecommunications networks

Submitted papers may contain content published elsewhere, but should reflect the topic areas outlined above. The conference organizers welcome discussion prior to submission at the conference email㻝