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Keynote Speakers

Prof. R. Srikant

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Title: Novel Architectures and Algorithms for Adaptive Scheduling and Routing in Wireless Networks

Abstract: The back-pressure algorithm is a well-known adaptive scheduling and routing algorithm that achieves maximum throughput in wireless networks. However, its delay performance may be quite poor even when the traffic load is not close to network capacity due to the following two reasons. First, each node has to maintain a separate queue for each commodity in the network, and only one queue is served at a time. Second, the backpressure routing algorithm may route some packets along very long routes. We will present solutions to address both of the above issues, and hence, dramatically improve delay performance.
The suggested solutions also decrease the complexity of the queueing data structures to be maintained at each node. This is joint work with Loc Bui and Alexander Stolyar.

Bio: Prof. R. Srikant received his B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1985, his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988 and 1991, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. He was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1991 to 1995. He is currently with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Research Professor in the Coordinated Science Lab. He is an IEEE Fellow.



Prof. Yi-Bing Lin

National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan

Title: To be announced.

Bio: Prof. Yi-Bing Lin is Dean and Chair professor of College of Computer Science, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU). He is a senior technical editor of IEEE Network. He serves on the editorial boards of IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications and IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology. He is General and Program (co-)Chairs for conferences including ACM MobiCom 2002. He is Guest Editor for several journals including IEEE Transactions on Computers and IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine. Lin is the authors of the books Wireless and Mobile Network Architecture (Wiley, 2001), Wireless and Mobile All-IP Networks (John Wiley,2005), and Charging for Mobile All-IP Telecommunications (Wiley, 2008). Lin is listed in ISIHighlyCited.Com as a highly-cited Computer Science researcher. He received numerous Taiwan.s research awards including 2005 NSC Distinguished Researcher and 2006 Academic Award of Ministry of Education. Lin is an IEEE Fellow, an ACM Fellow, an AAAS Fellow, and an IEE Fellow.

WICON Dates & News

 Paper submission due:

July 15, 2008

 Notification date:     

September 15, 2008

 Camera-ready due:

October 15, 2008


 Workshop proposal due:    

July 1, 2008

 Notification date:

July 15, 2008


 Panel proposal due:

September 1, 2008

 Notification date:

September 15, 2008


 Conference Dates:

November 17-19, 2008

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