5-6 January 2009,
Venue: The Chancery Pavillion,
This workshop is the result of several conversations with faculty, students, and industry personnel on improving the state of technology and research in the developing world.
Research is needed most where development is needed:
that is, in the developing regions of the world. Unfortunately, here is where
R&D is relatively lacking. On the positive side, activity of industries
has been increasing in regions such as
An indispensable component of sustainable R&D is the student community. Therefore, an important goal of this workshop is to encourage student participation. We believe that bringing together students, academic researchers, and industrial participants would be beneficial to all of these parties in the short run as well as the long run.
Previous years’ workshops:
Best paper award
M.Hegde, P.Kumar, K.R.Vasudev, S.V.R.Anand, A.Kumar, J.Kuri, “Experiences with WM: A centralised scheduling approach for performance management of IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs”
The third annual workshop on “WIreless Systems: Advanced Research and Development” (WISARD 2009) will provide a platform for researchers from both academia and industry to present and discuss high quality research and development in the area of wireless systems.
Authors are invited to submit papers presenting new research covering all layers of the protocol stack: physical to application. Submissions must be unpublished, original, and not more than 10 pages in length. They should not be currently under review for publication in any other venue. We especially encourage submissions on wireless/network systems targeted for the developing world. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings published by IEEE.
The workshop will also feature a student poster/demo session, and invited talks from distinguished researchers in the community.
Student poster session: The poster session complements the main programme by offering an opportunity for students to present recent on-going or as-yet incomplete research results in the topics listed above. Poster authors are invited to submit a two-page report that summarizes the main idea and results.
Research demos: The workshop will have a session on live demos along with the poster session. Authors (especially students) are encouraged to submit proposals for the same. The proposals should not exceed two pages and should include a description of the demo and equipment to be used.
Best paper and best poster awards: There will be a best paper award and a best poster award. Both will be judged based on relevance, originality, significance, and presentation.
Best student poster/demo award: Student posters and demos will be considered for this award. The award will be based on quality of work, student understanding, and clarity of explanation during the poster/demo session.
Invited programme: WISARD 2009 will feature an invited component. Authors of papers in venues such as SIGCOMM, INFOCOM, MOBICOM, ISIT, Globecom, ICC, etc. in the past 1-2 years will be invited to present their work. The goal is to expose our students and researchers to high-quality research and enable them to network with the leading researchers in the field.
Rajesh Sundaresan, Department of ECE, Indian
Vikram Srinivasan, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs,
Ajay Bakre, Intel
Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini, Politecnico di Torino
Sharad Jaiswal, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs
Suresh Kalyanasundaram, Motorola
Aditya Karnik, General Motors India Science Lab
Joy Kuri, Indian Institute of Science
Neelesh B. Mehta, Indian Institute of Science
Venkat Padmanabhan, Microsoft Research