First IEEE Workshop on Wireless Mesh Networks

Held in conjunction with SECON-2005


Santa Clara, CA

26th September, 2005



      Recently, there has been a growing research and practical interest on wireless mesh networks. Academia, large industrial research labs, and start-up companies have ongoing projects related to various aspects of mesh networks. All these efforts and experimental studies are geared towards real applications in home networks, enterprise networks, and community networks that we already see today, and more can be envisioned in near future.

To create a venue for leading experts in this field to meet and discuss theory, practice, experience, vision, and research issues on this timely subject, we are organizing the First IEEE Communication Society's Workshop on Wireless Mesh Networks (WiMesh 2005) in conjunction with IEEE SECON 2005.


Workshop Chairs:


Sung-Ju Lee, HP Labs (sjlee(AT)hpl.hp.com)

Prasant Mohapatra, University of California, Davis (prasant(AT)cs.ucdavis.edu)



You can register on-line, or by fax/mail.



Monday, September 26, 2005


8:15 - 8:45:    Registration


8:45 - 9:00:    Introduction by the Chairs

9:00 - 10:30    Session I    ARCHITECTURE

CHAIR: Stefano Basagni


On the Design and Implementation of Infrastructure Mesh Networks    [PAPER]  [SLIDES]

Krishna Ramachandran (UC Santa Barbara)

Milind M. Buddhikot (Bell Labs)

Girish Chandranmenon (Bell Labs)

Scott Miller (Bell Labs)

Kevin Almeroth (UC Santa Barbara)

Elizabeth Belding-Royer (UC Santa Barbara)


Optimizing Broadcast Load in Mesh Networks using Dual-Association    [PAPER]  [SLIDES]

Dongwook Lee (Ohio State University)

Gayathri Chandrasekaran (Ohio State University)

Prasun Sinha (Ohio State University)


Performance Evaluation of RescueMesh: A Metro-Scale Hybrid Wireless Network    [PAPER]  [SLIDES]

Raheleh B. Dilmaghani (UC San Diego)

B. S. Manoj (UC San Diego)

Babak Jafarian (UC San Diego)

Ramesh R. Rao (UC San Diego)


Exploiting Partially Overlapped Channels in Wireless Meshes    [PAPER]  [SLIDES]

Arunesh Mishra (University of Maryland)

Eric Rozner (University of Wisconsin)

Suman Banerjee (University of Wisconsin)

William Arbaugh (University of Maryland)

10:30 - 11:00:    Break

11:00 - 12:30    Session II    ROUTING

CHAIR: Cedric Westphal


ROMER: Resilient Opportunistic Mesh Routing for Wireless Mesh Networks    [PAPER]  [SLIDES]

Yuan Yuan (University of Maryland)

Hao Yang (UCLA)

Starsky H. Y. Wong (UCLA)

Songwu Lu (UCLA)

William Arbaugh (University of Maryland)


Designing Routing Metrics for Mesh Networks    [PAPER]  [SLIDES]

Yaling Yang (University of Illinois)

Jun Wang (University of Illinois)

Robin Kravets (University of Illinois)


Low Latency Multimedia Broadcast in Multi-Rate Wireless Meshes    [PAPER]  [SLIDES]

Chun Tung Chou (University of New South Wales)

Archan Misra (IBM Watson Research)


Multipath Routing in Wireless Mesh Networks    [PAPER]  [SLIDES]

Marc Mosko (PARC)

J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves (UC Santa Cruz and PARC)

12:30 - 13:30    LUNCH

13:30 - 15:00    Session III    CAPACITY AND THROUGHPUT

CHAIR: Sujata Banerjee


Capacity Scaling with Multi-radio Mesh    [PAPER]  [SLIDES]

Sumit Roy (University of Washington)

Arindam Das (University of Washington)

Rajiv Vijayakumar (University of Washington)

Hamed Alazemi (University of Washington)

Hui Ma (University of Washington)

Eman Alotaibi (University of Washington)


A Fair Scheduling for Wireless Mesh Networks    [PAPER]  [SLIDES]

Naouel Ben Salem (EPFL)

Jean-Pierre Hubaux (EPFL)


Mesh Networking Protocols to Exploit Physical Layer Capabilities    [PAPER]  [SLIDES]

Pradeep Kyasanur (University of Illinois)

Xue Yang (University of Illinois)

Nitin H. Vaidya (University of Illinois)


On the Capacity Region of Multi-Radio Multi-Channel Wireless Mesh Networks    [PAPER]  [SLIDES]

Murali Kodialam (Bell Labs)

Thyaga Nandagopal (Bell Labs)

15:00 - 15:30    Break

15:30 - 17:00    Session IV    BEAMFORMING

CHAIR: Elizabeth Belding-Royer


Opportunities and Challenges in Mesh Networks Using Directional Anntenas    [PAPER]  [SLIDES]

Gupqing Li (Intel Research)

Lily Yang (Intel Research)

W. Steven Conner (Intel Research)

Bahar Sadeghi (Intel Research)


Leverages of Distributed MIMO Relaying: A Shannon-Theoretic Perspective    [PAPER]  [SLIDES]

Ozgur Oyman (Stanford University)

Arogyaswami J. Paulraj (Stanford University)


On the Impact of Beamforming on Interference in Wireless Mesh Networks    [PAPER]  [SLIDES]

Robert Vilzmann (Technische Universität München)

Christian Bettstetter (NTT DoCoMo Euro Labs)

Christian Hartmann (Technische Universität München)