Call for papers

The focus theme of this workshop is Design of Wireless Networks for Reliability, Availability, and Emergency Response. Wireless networks play an increasingly critical role in handling emergency situations where wired and wireless communication networks may face partial or full destruction. With the recent innovations in Wi-Fi systems, wireless mesh networking, ad hoc wireless networking, and wireless sensor networking, many new applications such as Wireless Internet, Mobile Commerce, and Smart environment are becoming realities. In such an environment, it is important to answer the questions on these networks' ability to deliver on reliability, availability, and handle emergency situations. The impact of physical world crises or emergency situations leading to wireless network emergency is a matter of concern. New solutions and mechanisms are required for identifying the trend of human communication behavior over wireless networks that may lead to a network emergency, in order to prevent possible small scale crises from being developed into full blown emergency situations. Hence new design principles are to be defined which can empower wireless networks and protocols to sense-and-respond to varying situations. Another dimension of significant interest is provisioning of efficient and scalable end-to-end solutions to utilize the wireless networks for crisis mitigation and management.

This workshop focuses on the core issues of design, analysis, experimentation of end-to-end solutions that can make next generation wireless networks to provide an always available and highly fault tolerant service with the ability to recover from vulnerabilities arising out of natural or man made catastrophes. We invite researchers and practitioners to submit theoretical and experimental results on topics of interest included but not limited to the following:



       Author Guidelines

Authors should submit an electronic version of the manuscript either in Postscript or PDF format as an email attachment to General Co-Chair (B. S. Manoj, Email: ). Authors must follow the formatting guidelines     provided by the IEEE 2-column style. The page limit for full papers is 8 pages for full paper and 5 pages for short papers, including figures, tables and references. The minimum font size to be used is 10. All submissions will undergo a thorough review by the program committee. Each accepted paper must be presented at the workshop and all the accepted papers will be published in the workshop CD proceedings and online at the workshop website. Papers of particular merit will be chosen to be published in a special issue of ACM/Kluwer Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) Journal.

       Important Dates



Submission Deadline: August 31, 2005

September 7, 2005

Acceptance Notification: October 15, 2005
Camera-ready Deadline: November 1, 2005
Workshop: December 21, 2005