WiNTECH ’12 call for papers

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WiNTECH 2012  

The Seventh ACM International Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation and Characterization

Co-located with ACM MobiCom 2012

August 22, 2012

Sponsored by SIGMOBILE


Vishnu Navda, MSR-India

Moustafa Youssef, E-JUST Egypt


Rajive Bagrodia, UCLA

Joe Evans, University of Kansas

Edward Knightly, Rice University

Mahesh Marina, University of Edinburgh

Peter Steenkiste, Carnegie Mellon University


In recent years, some wireless technologies (e.g., WiFi, sensor networks) have matured to the point of finding wide acceptance in the real-world and leading to many new and interesting applications. At the same time, several new networking and radio technologies (e.g., dynamic spectrum access, UWB) are emerging to address the performance limitations of existing technologies and make wireless networking more ubiquitous. Realistic evaluation of such a diverse set of technologies and their mutual interactions will play a major role in identifying the key performance bottlenecks, thus shaping future advances in wireless technology. The importance of testbed-based evaluation of wireless network protocols/applications as well as characterization of real-world aspects using traces from operational networks is gaining wider recognition in the mobile and wireless networking research community. This workshop intends to bring together researchers working in the broad area of experimental wireless networking. This workshop will serve as a forum to share new ideas/experiences in all experimental aspects of wireless networks and systems, and facilitate discussions of key unresolved challenges in this area. We are seeking original, previously unpublished papers addressing experimental wireless networking issues. All submissions will be judged by their technical merit and relevance to the workshop, based on a thorough review process by the Technical Program Committee.

Apart from regular paper presentations, the workshop program will include an interactive session with demos and posters. We welcome demonstrations of novel wireless network testbed capabilities and measurement results. The posters may describe work in progress and offers an excellent opportunity for feedback and discussions on early research.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    1. Design and evaluation of wireless testbeds, prototypes and platforms

    2. Experiences/lessons from recent testbed deployments

    3. Hybrid experimentation approaches combining use of multiple evaluation methodologies

    4. Integration of diverse and distributed testbed infrastructures

    5. Testbed management issues and monitoring support

    6. Wireless testbed case studies

    7. Experimental evaluation of applications and protocols, including the impact of cross-layer interactions

    8. Large-scale and heterogeneous wireless network evaluations

    9. Approaches for real-world evaluation of mobile networks

    10. Measurement and evaluation on large-scale smartphone based deployments

    11. Studies on real-world white-space networks

    12. Evaluation environments for sensor and satellite networks

    13. Techniques for improving reproducibility of real-world testing

    14. Implementation approaches to ease transition between different evaluation methodologies

    15. New measurement methodologies and infrastructures

    16. Measurement and characterization (modeling) of real-world aspects of wireless networks such as usage patterns, traffic, mobility and channel characteristics

    17. Interference and spectrum usage measurements

    18. Validation of existing simulation models, and results across different testbeds/evaluation methodologies

    19. Techniques for improving reproducibility of real-world testing


Paper submission deadline: May 27, 2012

Author notification: June 25, 2012

Poster/demo submission deadline: July 2, 2012

Poster/demo notification: July 6, 2012

Camera ready papers: July 1, 2012

Workshop date: August 22, 2012


All regular paper submissions will be handled electronically via the EasyChair system ( and should conform to the following requirements: A maximum of 8 (eight) 8.5"x11" pages (including figures, tables, and references). The paper must be in two-column format, using 10-point size or greater and reasonable margins and must be submitted in PDF format


Poster/Demo submissions will be handled by emailing the writeup to with the following requirements: A maximum of TWO 8.5"x11" pages (including figures, tables, and references). The write-up must be in two-column format, using 10-point size or greater and reasonable margins and must use PDF format. For demos, a third page should be included that lists the requirements for the demo at the workshop venue if the demo is selected.