2nd IEEE Workshop on Convergence among Heterogeneous Wireless Systems in Future Internet (CONWIRE 2012)

Technical Program

Monday, June 11 (Room M7)

08:20 - 08:30

Welcome: Dr. Periklis Chatzimisios, CONWIRE Co-Chair

Welcome Address and Opening remarks

08:30 - 09:00

Keynote Speech - Prof. Nirwan Ansari (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)

Title: "The Making Over of TCP for Heterogeneity"

09:00 - 10:00

S1: Session 1 - Handover Services in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

09:00 Evaluation of Discovery Mechanisms for Media Independent Handover Services
Daniel Corujo (Instituto de Telecomunicações Aveiro & Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal); Carlos Eduardo Magalhães Guimarães (Instituto de Telecomunicações - Pólo de Aveiro, Portugal); Rui L Aguiar (University of Aveiro & Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal)
09:20 Vertical Handover Decision Making Using QoS Reputation and GM(1,1) Prediction
David Giacomini (Concordia University, Canada); Anjali Agarwal (Concordia University, Canada)
09:40 Location Assisted Energy Efficiency for Multi-Interfaced Mobile Terminals
Joaquim Bastos (Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal); Michele Albano (Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Portugal); Jonathan Rodriguez (Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal); Christos Verikoukis (Telecommunications Technological Centre of Catalonia, Spain)
10:00 Coffee break

10:30 - 11:00

Invited Talk - TBA

Room: M7

11:00 - 12:30

S2: Session 2 - Performance Evaluation and Optimization Techniques for Heterogeneous Wireless Systems

11:00 On the analysis of WiFi communication and WiMAX network entry over single radios
Sven Wiethölter (Technical University of Berlin, Germany); Marc Emmelmann (Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany); Yerong Chen (TU Berlin, Germany); Adam M Wolisz (Technical University of Berlin, Germany)
11:25 Opportunistic Multihop Wireless Communications with Calibrated Channel Model
Petros Spachos (University of Toronto, Canada); Liang Song (University of Toronto, Canada); Dimitrios Hatzinakos (University of Toronto, Canada)
11:45 Performance Evaluation of Wireless Mesh Networks using IEEE 802.11s and IEEE 802.11n
Thomas Imboden (Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA); Kemal Akkaya (Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA); Zach Moore (Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA)
12:10 Life-logging in Smart Environments: Challenges and Security Threats
Nikolaos E. Petroulakis (Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, Greece); Yannis Askoxylakis (FORTH-ICS, Greece); Theo Tryfonas (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch: Lunch break

14:00 - 15:30

S3: Session 3 - Radio Resource and Mobility Management

14:00 A centralised broker-based CR network architecture for TVWS exploitation under the RTSSM policy
Athina Bourdena (University of the Aegean, Greece); Evangelos Pallis (Technological Educational Insitute of Crete, Greece); Georgios Kormentzas (University of the Aegean, Greece); George Mastorakis (Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece)
14:25 Radio Resource Mobility Management in B3G Heterogeneous Networks
Leifang Hui (Xidian University, P.R. China); Jiandong Li (Xidian University, P.R. China); Weijia Han (University of Xi'dain, P.R. China)
14:45 On the Area Spectral Efficiency Improvement of Heterogeneous Network by Exploiting the Integration of Macro-Femto Cellular Networks
Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia); Mohamed-Slim Alouini (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia)
15:10 A Spectral Efficient Multi-Mode Relaying Technique
Nikolaos Nomikos (University of the Aegean, Greece); Dimitrios N Skoutas (University of the Aegean, Greece); Demosthenes Vouyioukas (University of the Aegean, Greece); Harry Skianis (University of the Aegean, Greece)
15:30 Coffee break

16:00 - 16:30

Invited Talk - Prof. Andrea Goldsmith (Stanford University, USA)

Title: "Wireless network convergence: challenges and opportunities"

16:30 - 18:00

Panel: "Advances and Future Trends for Convergence among Heterogeneous Wireless Systems"

Martin Maier (Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada), Yves Lostanlen (Siradel/University of Toronto, Canada), Vasilis Friderikos (King's College London, UK), Konstantinos Samdanis (NEC Europe Ltd, Germany), Liang Song (University of Toronto, Canada)