Welcome to THE 6th ACM PM2HW2N 2011

Wireless networks, including WLAN, WiMax, wireless personal networks, ad hoc, sensor, along with pervasive networks, have witnessed their fastest growth period over the last few years and have become increasingly complex. Nonetheless, performance evaluation and analysis of wireless networks have been conducted mostly through software simulations (e.g., using ns-2 or OPNET tools). Research efforts have recently been directed towards measuring real-world commercial and experimental networks; constructing models based on real-world data and using prototypes to evaluate solutions more realistically and comprehensively and to validate assumptions and conclusions that are reached via simulation experiments.

Performance monitoring, measurement, and evaluation of heterogeneous wired and wireless mobile networks pose a new set of unique challenges due to the particular inherent properties of these systems and due to the characteristics of the wireless transmission medium.

The aim of the 6th ACM PM2HW2N, which last year's edition was held in Bodrum, Turkey, is again to bring together scientists, engineers, and practitioners in order to share and exchange their experiences, discuss challenges, and report state-of-the-art and in-progress research on all aspects of performance measurements, monitoring, and evaluation of heterogeneous wired and wireless mobile networks, including, wireless ad hoc, sensor, and ubiquitous networks.

Topics of interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  »  Performance monitoring tools for wiireless and wired networks;
  » Perfomance tools for ad hoc, sensor, and ubiquitous networks;
  » Tracing and trace analysis;
  » Discrete and Continuous models;
  » Measurement architectures and systems;
  » QoS monitoring and sampling;
  » Measurement-based optimization of heterogeneous networks;
  » Performance analysis and evaluation of mobile services;
  » Automatic performance analysis;
  » Performance evaluation of wirelss sensor networks;
  » Mobility modeling and management;
  » Traffic modeling and engineering;
  » Prototype implementation of wireless/mobile networks and systems;
  » Techniques for prototyping wireless networks;
  » Valiadation through measurement and prototyping
  » Predictive performance models for ad hoc, sensor and ubiquitous networks;
  » Probabilistic models for ad hoc, sensor and ubiquitous networks;
  » Performance and power management control
  » Case studies demonstrating the role of performance monitoring and evaluation;
  » Applications of performance monitoring to improve QoS.


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Important dates

Submission Deadline:
June 30, 2011

Extended: July 20, 2011

Author Notification:
August 1, 2011

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At least one author should register for the workshop in order to have the paper printed in the Proceedings of the 6th ACM PM2HW2N Workshop.