Wireless and mobile networks, applications and services are rapidly growing areas that have attracted significant attention due to their potential impacts on the quality of life in multiple domains (health, emergency services, disaster recovery, commerce, shopping, TV, games…). To enable wireless and mobile computing, it is necessary to integrate technologies from the fields of distributed computing, networking, communications and signal processing.
MWCN (Mobile and Wireless Communications Networks) and PWC (Personal Wireless Communications) are two conferences sponsored by IFIP WG 6.8 that provide forum for discussion between researchers, practitioners and students interested in new developments in mobile and wireless networks, services, applications and computing. In 2008, MWCN and PWC are coupled to form the first edition of IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (WMNC). MWCN and PWC topics are revisited in order to make them complementary and covering together the main hot issues in wireless and mobile networks, services, applications, computing, and technologies.
MWCN’2008 is the tenth conference of this series sponsored by IFIP WG 6.8 and will be held in Toulouse (France) from 30 September to 2 October 2008. The conference will consist of two days of scientific presentations. Previous events were held in Cork (Ireland) in 2007, Santiago (Chile) in 2006, Marrakech (Morocco) in 2005, Paris (France) in 2004, Singapore in 2003, Stockholm (Sweden) in 2002, and Recife (Brazil) in 2001.
The themes of MWCN’2008 are:
- Architectures, protocols, and technologies for mobile and wireless networks
- Evolution of 3G Systems, 3G/4G networks, Future generation systems and networks
- Multimedia and Multicasting
- Mobile computing
- Applications and services