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    30 November 2008

  • Awards Luncheon:
    1 December 2008

  • Exhibit Opening & 
    Welcome Reception:
    1 December 2008





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Sunday, 30 November - 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 (Canceled)
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, 30 November - 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)
Presenters: 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 Wireless Research

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.

Thursday, 4 December - 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, 4 December - 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 (Canceled)
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.