WELCOME TO WMNC 2011
4th Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference is sponsored by IFIP TC6 and technically co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society.
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 many domains (health, emergency services, disaster recovery, commerce, shopping, TV, games…). To enable wireless and mobile computing, the integration of technologies from different fields -application and service design, distributed computing, networking, communications, and signal processing- is required.
Members of the international wireless and mobile networks research community have for many years split their conference activity among a number of IFIP-sponsored events, including PWC (Personal Wireless Communications) – since 1996, MWCN (Mobile and Wireless Communication Networks) – since 1998, and WSAN (Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks) – since 2007. In 2008, PWC and MWCN steering committees joined forces to establish WMNC (joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference) event series, the first of which was held in Toulouse (France). As of 2009, WMNC welcome other pillar, Wireless Sensors and Actor Networks (WSAN) conference, and was held at Gdansk University of Technology (Poland). WMNC’2010 was held in Budapest, Hungary. WMNC’2011 (coupling 16th PWC, 13th MWCN, and 4th WSAN) will be held in Toulouse (France) , on October 26th- 28th, 2011.
The aim of WMNC’2011 is to bring together researchers and practitioners from the industry and academia and provide them with a platform to report on recent advances and developments in the emerging areas of wireless and mobile networking and computing. The conference will comprise multi-track sessions for regular papers, work-in-progress sessions, and posters.
PWC, MWCN, and WSAN topics were revisited in order to make them complementary and covering together the main hot issues in wireless and mobile networks, services, applications, computing, and technologies. WMNC’2011 will consist of three tracks: