• On-Site Registration Opens:
    30 November 2008

  • Awards Luncheon:
    1 December 2008

  • Exhibit Opening & 
    Welcome Reception:
    1 December 2008





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Sunday 30 November 2008

9:00 - 17:30
9:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:30


Workshop Title, Chairs and Description

Date & Time



Exploitation of Higher Frequency Bands in Broadband Aerospace Communications (EHF-AEROCOMM)


Chair: Claudio Sacchi (University of Trento, Italy)
Marina Ruggieri (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy)

The EHF-AEROCOMM workshop will be a unique opportunity in order to discuss open issues about the exploitation of Extremely High Frequencies (EHF, domain, ranging from 30 GHz to 300 GHz) in aerospace communications (satellite, high-altitude platforms, optical communications, radar applications). The workshop will contain invited lectures and speeches, oral presentations, a technology track session devoted to technical discussions around posters and demos highlighting emerging technological developments. The workshop will be concluded by a panel session where participants will try to resume ideas, critical points, risks and future challenges emerged during sessions and invited talks.

Sunday 11/30

9:00 – 17:30



Distributed Autonomous Network Management Systems (DANMS)


Chairs: Raouf Boutaba (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Rolf Stadler (KTH, Sweden)
Brian Lee (Research Centre, Ericsson Ireland, Ireland)
Gerard Parr (University of Ulster, UK)

The DANMS workshop series focuses on distributed and autonomous principles for network management and applications of those principles in network design. This year's workshop (DANMS'08) emphasizes Service Centric Network Management.

Sunday 11/30

9:00 – 17:30

Oak Alley


The 2nd IEEE Workshop on Enabling the Future Service-Oriented Internet 


Chairs: George Michailidis (University of Michigan, USA) Robert Callaway (IBM, USA)

The 2nd IEEE Workshop on Enabling the Future Service-Oriented Internet provides a forum for papers, presentations, and panel discussions that facilitate the exchange of ideas concerning service-oriented networking, an emerging paradigm for future Internet design.

Sunday 11/30

9:00 – 17:30

Belle Chasse

Sunday- MORNING TUTORIALS (9:00 - 12:30)

T1: Near-Capacity Wireless Multimedia Communications
Presenter: Lajos Hanzo, University of Southampton

Mobile communication devices are becoming ever more powerful and sophisticated. This course reviews the most recent trends, techniques and system components in the field of wireless multimedia communications.
T2: WiMAX: An Advanced Broadband Wireless System
Presenter: Doru Calin, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent

This tutorial targets researchers at all levels and practitioners who desire to understand the nuts and bolts of a WiMAX based system, or the application of the OFDMA based technology to a real system.
T3: Wireless Telemedicine
Yang Xiao, University of Alabama

Telemedicine is an information technology that enables doctors to perform medical consultations, diagnoses, and treatments, as well as medical education, away from patients. This tutorial will cover a survey on telemedicine, particularly wireless telemedicine.
T4: Sensor Networks – Technologies, Protocols and Algorithms
Presenter: Anura Jayasumana, Colorado State University

This tutorial will review the emerging sensor networking technologies, protocols and applications, and look at practical and theoretical issues in designing, deploying, and analyzing and evaluating sensor networks.
T5: RFID Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) (Canceled)
Presenter: Dale Thompson, University of Arkansas

The objectives of this tutorial are to understand the layers in a RFID system, know security threats, understand techniques for mitigating these threats, perform a simple risk analysis, and understand privacy concerns.
T6: Next-Generation Broadband Networks
Presenter: Benny Bing, Georgia Institute of Technology

This tutorial focuses on broadband wireless access, emerging wireless LAN technologies, and next-generation video transport. It covers 802.16 (Wi-Max), 3G/4G/LTE, mobile digital TV broadcast, 802.22, emerging 802.11 standards and amendments; and H.264 Advanced Video Coding.

Sunday- AFTERNOON TUTORIALS (14:00 - 17:30)

T7: WiMAX Multihop Cellular Networks: Technology and Standardization
Presenters: Mike Hart, UK Broadband
Zhifeng Tao, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories
Yuefeng Zhou, NEC Europe

This tutorial is designed to help practicing engineers, researchers, and students to understand the state-of-the-art multihop relay technology for wireless cellular networks, and the latest results of the associated IEEE and WiMAX Forum standardization activities.
T8: Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (Canceled)
Presenter: Syed Rizvi, Old Dominion University

Vehicles and roadside infrastructure, equipped with short and medium range wireless communication technology, form Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs). This tutorial introduces VANET applications including safety warning systems; driver convenience; and intelligent traffic management systems.
T9: Software Defined Radios: technological solutions and challenges paving the way towards cognitive radios
Presenter: Antoine Dejonghe, IMEC

This tutorial presents software-defined radio and cognitive radio concepts. An overview of how SDRs are crucial to realize cognitive radio and the additional features that will be needed in this context are covered.
T10: Web Security
Presenter: Thomas Chen, Southern Methodist University

This tutorial aims to raise awareness of the many security risks related to the Web. Areas covered include an overview of Web protocols, possible attacks on Web servers; browser attacks, defenses, and Web security trends.
T11: Project Management for Telecom Projects
Presenter: Celia Desmond, World Class Telecommunications

This tutorial provides an understanding of key project management techniques used in electronic communications projects. Process areas in PMI’s PMBOK are outlined, including management of Integration, Scope, Cost, Time, Risk, Quality, Communications, and Human Resources.
T12: Network Coding and its Applications in Communication Networks
Presenter: Alex Sprintson, Texas A&M University

This tutorial provides basic and in-depth knowledge of the rapidly evolving area of network coding. A spectrum of possible applications of network coding is presented in areas of wireless networks, network storage and sensor networks.