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 is available from the hosting conference, INTERNET 2009.
Hotels and travel information is available from the hosting conference page, INTERNET 2009.
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.
INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS
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.
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 : Posters". 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 Posters 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
HOWAN Advisory Chair
Petre Dini, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA / Concordia University, Canada
HOWAN Workshop Chairs
HOWAN 2009 Technical Program Committee
Hamed Al-Raweshidy, Brunel University, UK
(to be completed)
Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, INTERNET 2009.
Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, INTERNET 2009.
Manuscript preparation is available from the hosting conference page, INTERNET 2009.
Registration form is available from the hosting conference page, INTERNET 2009.
Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, INTERNET 2009.
Photos are available from the hosting conference page, INTERNET 2009.
Awards are available from the hosting conference page, INTERNET 2009.
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