International Multiconference
on Computer Science and Information Technology

October 15-17, 2007, Wisla, Poland


Workshop on Ad-Hoc Wireless Networks: Urban Legends and Reality (WAHOC'07)

Wisla, Poland, October 15-17, 2007


As a concept, wireless ad-hoc networking has been around for at least 20 years, but, despite the extensive coverage in academic literature, its practical success so far has been less than spectacular. Most contemporary attempts at exploiting the ad-hoc paradigm in real-life applications fall into the realm of sensor networks, where it promises low-cost, ease of deployment, flexibility, reliability, resilience and ubiquity. However, few practical deployments of sensor networks are actually ad-hoc based: there seems to be a considerable reluctance in the industrial world to embrace "mesh networking," and most actual solutions are based on asymmetric schemes involving various flavors of base stations. The purpose of this workshop is to get to the roots of that reluctance. We solicit papers addressing the practical aspects of ad-hoc wireless networking, with stress on case studies and empirical verification of ideas. We shall not shy away from negative conclusions, as long as they are well supported.

The list of topics includes (but is not limited to):

  • Routing protocols for ad-hoc wireless networks
  • Medium access control schemes
  • Modeling methodologies for wireless channels
  • Simulation systems and techniques
  • Performance studies and comparisons
  • Case studies (ad-hoc networks at work)
  • Security issues in ad-hoc networking
  • Asymmetric wireless networks with ad-hoc components
  • Cooperation issues at the MAC and network layers
  • Pricing and incentive arbitration in ad hoc mesh topologies

Papers Submission

  • Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF of MSWord file).
  • The total length of a paper should not exceed 10 pages (LNCS style). LNCS style templates are available here.
  • Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
  • Accepted and presented papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings and published on a CD (ISSN 1896-7094)
  • Selected papers presented during WAHOC'07 will be published as in Issue of the Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology.