• On-Site Registration Opens:
    30 November 2008

  • Awards Luncheon:
    1 December 2008

  • Exhibit Opening & 
    Welcome Reception:
    1 December 2008





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Thursday 4 December 2008



3rd IEEE Automotive Networking and Applications (AutoNet) Workshop 


Chair: Wai Chen (Telcordia Technologies, USA)
Onur Altintas (Toyota InfoTechnology Center, Japan)

This workshop brings together researchers, professionals, and practitioners to discuss latest developments and challenges in deploying vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) / vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) networking technologies and their applications in preventive safety, traffic management, vehicle diagnostics, mobile commerce, and entertainment.

Thursday 12/04

9:00 – 17:30

GS 3 & 6


4th IEEE Broadband Wireless Access Workshop (BWA 2008)


Chairs: Dmitri Moltchanov and Thomas Michael Bohnert (SAP Research CEC Zurich, Switzerland)

After IEEE CCNC'08 and IEEE ICC'08, the IEEE Broadband Wireless Access Workshop is co-located with IEEE Globecom'08. The workshop covers the whole spectrum of BWA topics and has a proven that it attracts academia and industry to the same extent. The highlight of this edition is the keynote by Edward W. Knightly from Rice Univ, Texas.

Thursday 12/04

9:00 – 17:30

GS 4 & 7


International Workshop on Aerial & Space Platforms: Research, Applications, Vision

Chair: Niovi Pavlidou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Jorge Pereira (EU Commission, Belgium)

The IWASP'08 workshop aims at providing a forum for leading actors from academia, industry and government worldwide to illustrate the potential of HALE Platforms and MAE UAVs (Medium Altitude Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) not only in today’s communication technologies, but in a growing number of civil applications, such as navigation and positioning, earth observation, remote sensing, and more.

Thursday 12/04

9:00 – 17:30

GS 9 & 12

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

T13: Multiple Antenna Systems from Optimum Combining to MIMO
Presenters: Marco Chiani, University of Bologna
Moe Win, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

This tutorial provides the basic principles and applications of multiple antenna systems, including MIMO and distributed MIMO, and their analysis based on random matrix theory. Applications include cellular, high-speed wireless LAN, WiMAX, and energy-constrained systems.
T14: IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS): Evolution to New Capabilities
Presenter: Vijay Varma, Telcordia Technologies, Inc.

This tutorial introduces the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) vision and its evolution from GSM/UMTS. IMS has become the platform of choice for providing unified session control. IMS concepts, architectures, procedures, protocols and services are presented.
T15:Games, Distributed Decision Making and Learning in Wireless Multimedia Networks
Presenter: Mihaela van der Schaar, University of California at Los Angeles

This tutorial provides an introduction to game-theoretic methods and solutions for defining, formalizing, characterizing and optimizing the performance of multi-user multimedia networks and applications. Advanced topics presented are Modeling interactions using Repeated and Stochastic Games.
T16: Relays and Cooperative Communication
Presenter: Aria Nosratinia, University of Texas at Dallas

This tutorial introduces the principles of cooperative communication. Cooperation protocols and their properties are studied, highlighting the key ideas, revealing the tools and techniques of the area, with a blend of theory and practice. Recent developments and potential future trends are discussed.
T17: Future Gigabit/s Systems: Towards Real 4G and Cognitive Radios
Presenters: Nicola Marchetti, Aalborg University
Muhammad Imadur Rahman, Ericsson Research

After a general overview, advanced PHY and RRM techniques suitable for achieving 4G data rate and spectral efficiency targets is given. The concentration is on multi-antenna techniques, cognitive radios, advanced spectrum management, adaptive scheduling, etc.

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

T18: Design and Performance Issues in Wireless Mesh Networks
Presenter: Dharma Agrawal, University of Cincinnati

This tutorial presents the evolution of mesh technology and describes the IEEE 802.11s standard that formalizes the physical and MAC layer of WMN. Radio resource management, multipath route determination, and queue management policy are covered.
T19: Indoor Geolocation Systems
Presenter: Ilir Progri, Giftet Inc.

This course introduces C-CDMA, OFDMA, and MC-CDMA pseudolite indoor geolocation systems. Each system is researched, discussed, and analyzed based on its principle of operation, its transmitter, the indoor channel, and its receiver design.
T20: Quality-Driven Cross-Layer Design for Multimedia Communications
Presenters: Song Ci, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Haohong Wang, Marvell Semiconductors

This tutorial covers cross-layer design optimization topics focusing on video content analysis, video coding and error concealment, quality driven network protocol design for both wired and wireless networks, TCP-friendly rate control, cooperative communications and networking.
T21: Cooperative Communications and Networking
Presenters: K. J. Ray Liu, University of Maryland
Ahmed Sadek, Qualcomm Inc.
Weifeng Su, State University of New York at Buffalo
Andres Kwasinski, Texas Instruments Inc.

This tutorial introduces the concepts of cooperative communications and networking. Key issues in studying, designing, implementing, and deploying cooperative communication and networking systems are presented. Conceptually, cooperative communications can generate independent MIMO-like channel links.
T22: Signal Processing Techniques for Spectrum Sensing & Communication
Presenter: Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny, University of Utah

This tutorial reviews cognitive radios (IEEE 802.22, etc.) and addresses signal processing tools available for spectral sensing and communications. Presented is the idea: unlicensed users are allowed use of spectra when licensed users are inactive.