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The First International Workshop on Hybrid Optical and Wireless Access Networks

HOWAN 2009

August 23-29, 2009 - Cannes/La Bocca, French Riviera, France


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This workshop is part of INTERNET 2009.

 

Publishing Information:

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal

Publisher: IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services
Posted: IEEE Digital Library
Indexing process

 

Submit a Paper:

First, fill out the submission form with information about your paper. Please, fill it out only once for each paper, and do not resubmit it. Contact the address below if you run into any difficulties.

As the designated correspondence author, you will then receive a first e-mail message containing the paper ID. The information in the email will allow you to submit your paper.

If you have some problems send your paper via this e-mail (please report your paper ID in the text of your mail AND the name of the conference).

The conference staff will contact you only if the paper does not print properly or has other problems.

You can change information about your paper, submit brief corrections, view your reviews and create rebuttal, and even edit your personal information by following the link in the initial confirmation email.

Touristic Information:

Touristic information is available from the hosting conference, INTERNET 2009.

Hotels and Travel:

Hotels and travel information is available from the hosting conference page, INTERNET 2009.

Call for Papers:

Hybrid Optical and Wireless Access Networks (HOWANs) consists of a multi-hop wireless mesh network (WMN) at the front-end and an optical access network, e.g., a passive optical network (PON) at the back-end. PONs use inexpensive and passive optical splitters to divide a single fiber into separate strands feeding individual subscribers. EPON is based on the Ethernet standard, which comes with the added benefit of the economies-of-scale of Ethernet, and provides simple and easy-to-manage connectivity both at the customer premises and at the central office. A wireless mesh network (WMN) is a communication network made up of radio nodes organized in a mesh topology, which is reliable and offers redundancy. The mesh architecture sustains signal strength by breaking long distances into a series of shorter hops. Intermediate nodes not only boost the signal, but also cooperatively make forwarding decisions based on their knowledge of the network states. Compared with pure WMNs or PONs, HOWANs provide a more cost-effective way for broadband access network infrastructure and integrates the benefits from WMNs and PONs. For example, the reliability, robustness and high capacity of PON is integrated with the flexibility and cost saving of wireless networks. However, as a hybrid of two distinct networks and technologies, HOWANs post a lot of challenges for routing, survivability, service provisioning, QoS, and network design and optimization.

The First International Workshop on Hybrid Optical and Wireless Access Networks (HOWAN 2009) is a unique event for discussing open issues on original research results in the areas of architecture, implementation, optimization and applications of Hybrid Optical and Wireless Access Networks (HOWANs).

The scope of this workshop is to act as a catalyst for a thorough overview of hybrid optical and wireless access networks by providing a forum for academia, industry and standardization organization. Therefore, the workshop will focus on the near- to mid-term architecture, applications, algorithms, and deployment. We solicit papers covering various topics of interest that include, but not limited to the following. All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions.

Multi-hop wireless mesh networks
Passive optical networks
Node architecture and design of hybrid optical and wireless networks
Emerging wireless/optical applications 
QoS management for hybrid access networks
PON and WDM-PON network experiments
Radio over Fiber (RoF)
FTTx network architecture and applications
Routing and multicast over hybrid optical and wireless networks 
Service resilience and availability of hybrid optical and wireless networks
Applications and evolutions of hybrid access networks
Network design, control, and performance in HOWANs
Capacity analysis, flow and congestion control in HOWANs
Optimization of hybrid optical and wireless networks
Evolution of HOWAN access networks   
Broadband wireless access in HOWANs
Security and privacy in HOWANs
New services and applications
Test-bed and prototype implementation
Standardization issues

INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) March 20, 2009 March 30, 2009
Notification April 25, 2009 May 1, 2009
Registration May 15, 2009
Camera ready May 22, 2009

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the Conference Publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

Poster Forum

Posters are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the track/workshop preference as "POSTER : Poster Forum".  Submissions are expected to be 6-8 slide deck. Posters will not be published in the Proceedings. One poster with all the slides together should be used for discussions. Presenters will be allocated a space where they can display the slides and discuss in an informal manner. The poster slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.

For more details, see the Poster Forum explanation page.

Work in Progress

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the track/workshop preference as "WIP: Work in Progress".  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to petre@iaria.org.

Tutorials

Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to petre@iaria.org

Panel proposals

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

For more information, petre@iaria.org

Committees:

HOWAN Advisory Chair

Petre Dini, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA / Concordia University, Canada

HOWAN Workshop Chairs

Xu Shao, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Yuebin Bai, Beihang University, P. R. China

HOWAN 2009 Technical Program Committee

Hamed Al-Raweshidy, Brunel University, UK
Daniel Bourreau, TELECOM Bretagne, France
Divanilson R. Campelo, Stanford University, USA
Donald Chiarulli, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Xiaolin Gui, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Gyu Myoung Lee, Institut TELECOM SudParis, France
Ahmed Louri, University of Arizona, USA
Yueming Lu, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Michel Morvan, Institut Telecom, TELECOM Bretagne, France
Weifeng Rong, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Chava Vijaya Saradhi, Create-Net, Italy
Suman Sarkar, Cisco Systems, Inc, USA
Sok-Ian Sou, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Ramachandran Vaidyanathan, Louisiana State University, USA
Guangquan Wang, China Information Technology Designing & Consulting Institute, China
Jianping Wang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Wei Wei, NEC Labs America, USA
Gordon Wong, Stanford University, USA
Jin Wu, University of Surrey, UK
Guoliang Xing, Michigan State University, USA
Siqing Zheng, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Weiguo Zheng, Tsinghua University, China
Luying Zhou, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

(to be completed)

Tutorials:

Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, INTERNET 2009.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, INTERNET 2009.

Manuscript Preparation:

Manuscript preparation is available from the hosting conference page, INTERNET 2009.

Registration Form:

Registration form is available from the hosting conference page, INTERNET 2009.

Statistics:

Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, INTERNET 2009.

Photos:

Photos are available from the hosting conference page, INTERNET 2009.

Awards:

Awards are available from the hosting conference page, INTERNET 2009.

 
 

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