11th International Workshop on Wireless Mesh and Ad-hoc Networking (WiMAN 2017)
August 3, 2017, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in conjunction with ICCCN 2017


About the workshop

Recently, wireless mesh and ad hoc networking is attracting significant interest from academia, industry, and standard organizations. With several favorable characteristics, such as dynamic self-organization, self-configuration, self-healing, easy maintenance, high scalability and reliable services, wireless mesh networks have been advocated as a cost-effective approach to support high-speed last mile connectivity and ubiquitous broadband access in the context of home networking, enterprise networking, or community networking. Despite recent advances, and the technical accumulations from more than a decade of research efforts in mobile ad hoc networks, many research issues remain in all protocol layers of wireless mesh networks. For example, the introduction of mixed (infrastructure and ad hoc) architecture, multi-radio, multi-channel, and multi-antenna, have brought new challenges in the design of physical, MAC, and routing protocols. New application scenarios, such as all-wireless office, are urging researchers to address enhanced QoS support and various security issues in the design of different protocol layers for wireless mesh networks.

This workshop aims to bring together the technologies and researchers who share interest in the area of wireless mesh and ad hoc networks. Its main purpose is to promote discussions of research and relevant activities in the design of architectures, protocols, algorithms, services, and applications for wireless mesh and ad hoc networks. Also, this workshop aims at increasing the synergy between academic and industry professionals working in this area. We seek papers that address theoretical, experimental, and work in-progress at the all layers of wireless mesh and ad hoc networks, from application layer to the physical layer.

Topics covered in this workshop will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Multi-radio and multi-channel wireless mesh networking
  • Wireless LAN, PAN, MAN and WAN
  • Multi-hop wireless communications and ad hoc networking
  • MAC protocols (IEEE 802.11, 802.15, 802.16, 802.20, and beyond)
  • Routing, scheduling, and channel assignment protocols
  • Implications of smart antennas on MAC and routing protocols
  • Quality of Service provisioning
  • Multimedia communications over mesh and ad hoc networks
  • Network deployment, localization, and synchronization
  • Topology construction and maintenance
  • Methods and tools for mesh and ad hoc networks simulation
  • Modeling and performance evaluations
  • Physical layer techniques
  • Cross layer optimizations
  • Power-aware and energy-efficient protocols and algorithms
  • Self-organizable, self-configurable network architectures
  • Intelligent system techniques for mesh and ad hoc networks
  • Security-related issues in mesh and ad hoc networks
  • Novel applications of mesh and ad hoc networks
  • Wireless sensor networks and RFID
  • Test beds, prototypes, and practical systems


Dr. Duc. A. Tran (duc.tran@umb.edu)
Dr. Charlie Pham (charliep@microsoft.com)