2nd IEEE International Workshop on Heterogeneous Wireless Networks:

Resource Management and QoS (HWN-RMQ'07)

CCNC 2007 - Satellite Workshop

January 11 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society

The fourth generation (4G) of wireless communications is expected to integrate a potentially large number of different heterogeneous wireless technologies in what could be considered a huge step forward towards universal wireless access and omnipresent computing through seamless mobility. Even though 4G standard is currently not defined, there are many current outlooks that delineate the vision of the new wireless technologies. Based on the emergent trends of mobile communication, 4G will have larger bandwidth, higher data rates, smoother and quicker handoff and will focus on guaranteeing faultless service and seamless handoff across a multitude of wireless networks. The key concept is integrating the 4G capabilities with all of the existing mobile technologies. Special maneuvers will be necessary amongst different access systems in terms of horizontal (intra-system) and vertical (inter-system) handoff as well as seamless mobility, Quality of Service (QoS), dependability and security.

In this workshop, we solicit high quality papers from leading researchers that present state-of-the-art research in heterogeneous wireless networks dealing with resource management techniques and QoS provisioning.

Topics of interests

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Interworking with 2.5G, 3G, and other wireless networks
  • QoS provisioning for heterogeneous wireless networks
  • End-to-End QoS Architectures
  • Location, Mobility and Handoff Management
  • Seamless vertical handoff techniques between different wireless networks
  • Network selection criteria
  • Resource management/allocation
  • Bandwidth adaptation
  • Power control and management
  • Load, admission, and flow control
  • Architecture design alternatives for heterogeneous wireless networks
  • Performance analysis and experimentation of heterogeneous wireless networks
  • Pricing and billing issues
  • Security techniques and methods for heterogeneous wireless networks
  • Heterogeneous wireless networks applications and measurements
  • Simulation study of heterogeneous wireless networks
  • Scalability of heterogeneous wireless networks
  • Implementation and testbed experiments
  • Standardization activities for heterogeneous wireless networks
  • Heterogeneous multi-hop wireless networks

Guidelines for Submission

Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal, and has not been previously published.

  • Paper length should not exceed five-page technical paper manuscript. Please see author information page for submission guidelines at CCNC'07 website ( The paper should be used as the basis for a 20-30 minute Workshop presentation.
  • Papers should be submitted in a .pdf or .ps format by selecting CCNC'07 at the EDAS paper submission website ( and then selecting the workshop submission link.
  • A separate cover sheet should show the title of the paper, the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), and the address (including e-mail, telephone, and fax) to which the correspondence should be sent.
  • All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings
  • At least one author of accepted papers is required to register at the full registration rate.

Important Dates

Paper submission: August 10, 2006
Author Notification: September 15, 2006
Camera-ready Copy: October 10, 2006
Author Registration Deadline: October 8, 2006
Workshop date: January 11, 2007

Workshop Chairs

Muhammad Jaseemuddin (Ryerson University, Canada,
Tarek Bejaoui (Mediatron, SUP'COM, Tunisia,

Technical Program Committee

  • Ekram Hossain, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Emad Aboelela, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
  • Eylem Ekici, Ohio State University, USA
  • Farid Na?t-Adbesselam, University of Lille, France
  • Hussein Mouftah, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Jalel Ben-Othman, University of Versailles, France
  • Javier Goz¨˘lvez, Universidad Miguel Hern¨˘ndez, Spain
  • Liudong Xing, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
  • Mohamed Ould-Khaoua, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Najah Abu Ali, Queen's University, Canada
  • Nidal Nasser, University of Guelph, Canada
  • Ozgur B. Akan, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • Sunil Kumar, San Diego State University, USA
  • Thomas Noel, University of Strasbourg, France
  • Victor Kueh , Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe
  • Weihua Zhuang, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Wenbing Zhao, Cleveland State University, USA
  • Yacine Atif, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Young-Joo Suh, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea
  • Youssef Iraqi, Dhofar University, Oman