May 25, 2015
IIT Bombay

The tremendous growth of wireless technologies and applications as well as the increasing number of radios demand an understanding of in-field performance to design the next generation of wireless systems. Complex channel properties such as multipath, delay spread, and Doppler effects prevent even the most complex channel models from exactly characterizing repeatable in-situ behavior. Abstract models of devices and energy storage, as well as emerging paradigms such as energy harvesting enabled systems, make estimation of system performance quite challenging unless supported by field experiments.

An understanding of paradigms and ideas in wireless systems requires the evaluation of these ideas in the field via empirical measurements. While analytical and simulation-based approaches are useful, they are often limited by the simplistic modeling of the wireless protocols and devices and by the varying and error-prone wireless channel. As a response to these limitations, the need for experimental wireless network measurements has gained wide recognition in the networking research community.

WiNMeE 2015 is the eleventh edition in the International Workshop on Wireless Network Measurements and Experimentation series that began in 2005, and is intended to bring together researchers in the field of experimental wireless networking and serve as a forum for discussing advances and challenges in experimental wireless network measurements and experimentation.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Experience and measurements from building, designing and/or operating production or research wireless networks
  2. Measurement and characterization of wireless network traffic such as WLANs, cellular networks (including smartphone and mobile application traffic characteristics), wireless home networks, vehicular ad hoc networks, cyber physical and sensing systems
  3. Measurements related to spectrum sharing and cognitive radio networks
  4. Methodologies for measuring and characterizing heterogeneous wireless networks
  5. Prediction and inference of user access, demand and mobility; estimation and prediction of energy availability
  6. Experiment-driven mobile social network and mobility models
  7. Experimental validation of network simulators
  8. Measurement-based network management and troubleshooting
  9. Experiences and challenges with wireless measurements, including novel measurement techniques
  10. Methodologies for validating wireless test-bed results and improving the repeatability of tests, simplifying experiment setup and reconfiguration
  11. Software tools for building and/or managing wireless test-beds
  12. Techniques and experiences with collecting, archiving, anonymizing, analyzing and sharing wireless measurement data
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For WINMEE full papers of up to 6 pages, in IEEE conference double-column format, will be published in the proceedings.

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Important Dates

Paper registration, 30 January, 2015 (extended)
Submission deadline, 6 February, 2015 (extended)
Decisions, 12 March, 2015
Camera ready, 24 March, 2015
Workshop, 25 May, 2015

The submission is handled via the EDAS system

Workshop Schedule

Time Sessions
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome
09:15 - 10:30 Keynote Speaker, Ashutosh Sabharwal

Massive MIMO: Theory and Experiments
11:00 - 13:00 WiFi and Cellular Networks

Introducing IEEE 802.11ac Into Existing WLAN Deployment Scenarios
Mamun Abu-Tair (University of St Andrews, United Kingdom)
Saleem N Bhatti (University of St Andrews, United Kingdom)

Performance Measurement and Analysis of Long Range Wi-Fi Network for Over-the-Sea Communication
Siddharth Unni (Amrita University, India)
Dhanesh Raj (Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham, India)
Kalyan Pathapati-Subbu (Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications & Amrita University, India)
Sethuraman Rao (Amrita University, India)

Realtime Detection of Degradation in WiFi Network's Goodput Due to Probe Traffic
Dheryta Jaisinghani (IIIT Delhi, India)
Vinayak Naik (IIIT Delhi, India)
Sanjit Kaul (IIIT Delhi, India)
Sumit Roy (University of Washington, USA)

Design, Architecture and Implementation of a Resource Discovery, Reservation and Provisioning Framework for Testbeds
Donatos Stavropoulos (University of Thessaly, Greece)
Aris Dadoukis (University of Thessaly, Greece)
Thierry Rakotoarivelo (NICTA-Sydney, Australia)
Max Ott (NICTA, Australia)
Thanasis Korakis (Polytechnic Institute of New York University, USA)
Leandros Tassiulas (Yale University, USA)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Internet of Things and Smartphones

Performance Analysis of Wireless Devices for a Campus-wide IoT Network
Niheshkumar Rathod Pratik Jain (Indian Institute of Science, India)
Renu Subramanian (Indian Institute of Science, India)
Mallikarjun Sunkenapally (Indian Institute of Science, India)
Siddhesh Yawalkar (Indian Institute of Science, India)
Bharadwaj Amrutur (Indian Institute of Science, India)
Rajesh Sundaresan (Indian Institute of Science, India)

Are Smartphones Suited for DTN Networking? A Methodological Teardown of Smartphones' WiFi Performance
Bernhard Distl (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Franck Legendre (Uepaa! AG - Swiss Alpine Technology, Switzerland)

Experimental Evaluation of Multihop-Aware Cooperative Relaying
Torsten Andre (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)
Premkumar Arumugam (Linnaeus University, Austria)
Christian Bettstetter (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)

Workshop Chairs

Bhaskaran Raman

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India

Krishna Chintalapudi

Microsoft Research, India

Technical Program Committee

Samir Das
Ravi Kokku
Bhaskar Krishnamachari
Vishnu Navda
Srihari Nelakuditi
Lili Qiu
Bozidar Radunovic
Chandrasekharan Raman
John Tadrous
Kun Tan
Mythili Vutukuru
Adam Wolisz
Stony Brook University
IBM IRL, India
University of Southern California
Microsoft Research, India
University of South Carolina
The University of Texas at Austin
Microsoft Research, UK
Alcatel-Lucent, USA
Rice University
Microsoft Research, China
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay
Technische Universitšt Berlin