Welcome to the
Second IEEE International Workshop on Next Generation Wireless Networks 2006 (IEEE WoNGeN '06): Wireless Mesh Networks -- A Viable Alternative
International Conference on High Performance
Computing 2006 (HiPC '06), Bangalore, India, December 18-21, 2006.
The focus theme of WoNGeN
2006 is Wireless Mesh Networks and its emergence as a viable next generation
alternative communication infrastructure. Wireless networks evolve to radically
new directions every decade. 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
how these networks evolve and develop into the future and how these networks can
handle the requirements of the future. Today, the new form of fully distributed
wireless networks -- Wireless Mesh Networks appears to be providing a viable
alternative for next generation wireless networking. Wireless Mesh Networks have
applications ranging from civilian wireless Internet applications to
tactical and emergency response applications. The flexibility and
inexpensiveness of Wireless Mesh Networks add another dimension to their
acceptability. Though the Wireless Mesh Networks appear as a viable alternative
to the existing wireless infrastructure, many problems require research effort
in order to meet the expected success in next generation wireless networking. Some of the
important problems in wireless mesh networking are network architectural
throughput capacity and network scalability, protocol design for efficiency and
scalability, research solutions for security, trust, and fault tolerance, and
time sensitive traffic support.
This workshop focuses on the
core issues of design, analysis, and experimentation of solutions for Wireless
Mesh Networks that can make Wireless Mesh Networks a competitive next generation
wireless communication and networking infrastructure.
We request all researchers, practitioners, and students to submit their original and unpublished research results to this workshop.
B. Prabhakaran and B. S. Manoj