• On-Site Registration Opens:
    30 November 2008

  • Awards Luncheon:
    1 December 2008

  • Exhibit Opening & 
    Welcome Reception:
    1 December 2008





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

Chair: Claudio Sacchi (University of Trento, IT), 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
Distributed Autonomous Network Management Systems (DANMS)

Chairs: Raouf Boutaba (University of Waterloo, Canada), Rolf Stadler (KTH, Sweden), Brian Lee (Research Centre, Ericsson Ireland, IE), 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
The 2nd IEEE Workshop on Enabling the Future Service-Oriented Internet 

Chairs: George Michailidis (University of Michigan, US) 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
Wireless Mesh and Sensor Networks: Paving the Way to the Future or yet Another...?

Chairs: Neeli Prasad (Center for Teleinfrastruktur (CTIF), Aalborg University, DK) Paulo De Sousa (EU Officer, BE) Harry Skianis (University of the Aegean, GR)

This workshop is intended to serve as a forum and bring together researchers and engineers in both academia and industry to exchange ideas, share experiences, and report original works about all aspects of Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) and wireless sensor networks (WSNs). WMNs and WSNs are two emerging wireless technologies which will have important impact in the future.

Sunday 11/30
The 9th International Workshop on Optical Networking Technologies: ROADMs: Components, Systems, and Networks

Chair: Tarek El-Bawab (Jackson State University, US)

The Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) is one of the most important building blocks of next-generation optical networks. Recent progress in optical device and system technologies enabled cost-effective realization of innovative agile ROADM architectures. These architectures are needed today to enable service providers, Telcos and Cable MSOs alike, to face the increasing demand for triple-play (delivery of voice, data, and video to end customer). In this workshop, experts in the field will examine several ROADM technologies and systems which are emerging today. We discuss the impact of these systems on service providers‚ networks and examine their effect on network architectures, operation, and management.
Sunday 11/30
Service Discovery and Composition in Ubiquitous and Pervasive Environments 

Chair: Mohamed Bakhouya (George Washington University, US)

Automatic service discovery and composition in ubiquitous and pervasive environments requires dealing with several research issues such as service matching and selection coordination and management, scalability, fault tolerance, and adaptiveness to users’ contexts and network conditions. This workshop is intended to serve as a forum to promote discussions of research in the design of service composition architectures, algorithms, and applications for ubiquitous and pervasive environments.

Thursday 12/04
3rd IEEE Automotive Networking and Applications (AutoNet) Workshop 

Chairs: Wai Chen (Telcordia Technologies, US) and Onur Altintas (Toyota InfoTechnology Center)

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
4th IEEE Broadband Wireless Access Workshop (BWA 2008)

Featuring a keynote presentation by Prof. Edward Knightly.

Chairs: Dmitri Moltchanov and Thomas Michael Bohnert (Siemens, DE)

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
International Workshop on Space Platforms: Research, Applications, Vision 

Chair: Niovi Pavlidou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

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