Monday, 31 March 2008
9:00 – 10:30
Room N231

Session Chair:  Alex Stéphenne, Ericsson Canada

PHY 01-1:  A Postfix Synchronization Method for OFDM and MIMO-OFDM Systems
Yaobin Wen (University of Ottawa), Florence Danilo-Lemoine (Carleton University)

PHY 01-2:  Iterative Receiver for MIMO-OFDM Systems with Joint ICI Cancellation and Channel Estimation
Rui Li, Yonghui Li, Branka Vucetic (University of Sydney)

PHY 01-3:  Joint Symbol Detection and Channel Estimation for MIMO-OFDM Systems via the Variational Bayesian EM Algorithm
Xiao-Ying Zhang, De-Gang Wang, Ji-Bo Wei (National University of Defense Technology)

PHY 01-4:  MIMO OFDM Physical Layer Real-Time Prototyping
Daniele Lo Iacono, Marco Ronchi, Luigi Della Torre, Fabio Osnato (STMicroelectronics)

PHY 01-5:  Subspace Blind MIMO-OFDM Channel Estimation with Short Averaging Periods: Performance Analysis
Chao-Cheng Tu, Benoît Champagne (McGill University)

Monday, 31 March 2008
9:00 – 10:30
Room N236

PHY 02: Cooperative Communications 1
Session Chair:  Azadeh Vosoughi, University of Rochester

PHY 02-1:  Cooperative Transmission in a Wireless Cluster Based on Flow Management
Debdeep Chatterjee, Tan F. Wong  (University of Florida), Tat M. Lok (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

PHY 02-2:  Efficient Cooperative Diversity Schemes and Radio Resource Allocation for IEEE 802.16j
Basak Can (Aalborg University), Halim Yanikomeroglu, Furuzan Atay Onat (Carleton University), Elisabeth de Carvalho, Hiroyuki Yomo (Aalborg University)

PHY 02-3:  Quantize-and-Forward Relaying with M-ary Phase Shift Keying
Michael R. Souryal, Huiqing You (NIST)

PHY 02-4:  Semi-Orthogonal Relay Selection and Beamforming for Amplify-and-Forward MIMO Relay Channels
Mohammad Ali Torabi, Jean-Francois Frigon (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal)

Monday, 31 March 2008
9:00 – 10:30
Room N238

PHY 03: Diversity
Session Chair:  Claude D'Amours, University of Ottawa

PHY 03-1:  A Simple, Accurate Approximation for the Outage Probability of Equal-Gain Receivers with Cochannel Interference in an α-µ Fading Scenario
Alexandre C. Moraes, Daniel B. da Costa, Michel D. Yacoub (State University of Campinas)

PHY 03-2:  An Efficient Spatial-Amplitude Diversity Technique for Multicarrier On-Off-Keying Communication Systems
J. M. Luna-Rivera (Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi), Emad Alsusa (University of Manchester)

PHY 03-3:  Effects of Antenna Correlation on Spatial Diversity and Multiuser Diversity
Haelyong Kim, Wan Choi, Hyuncheol Park (Information and Communications University)

PHY 03-4:  On the Benefit of Decorrelation in Dual-Branch Switch-and-Stay Combining in Rician Fading
Sasan Haghani (University of South Alabama), Norman C. Beaulieu (University of Alberta)

PHY 03-5:  Throughput of Distributed Cyclic Delay Diversity MC-CDMA Relaying over Nakagami-m Fading Channels
L. Guerrero, F. Said, A. Lodhi,  A. H. Aghvami (KCL)

Monday, 31 March 2008
9:00 – 10:30
Room N233

PHY 04: LDPC Codes
Session Chair:  Jan C. Olivier, University of Pretoria

PHY 04-1:  A Hybrid ARQ Scheme Based on Shortened Low-Density Parity-Check Codes
Toshihiko Okamura (NEC)

PHY 04-2:  Cooperative Communications Using Scalable, Medium Block-Length LDPC Codes
Marjan Karkooti, Joseph R. Cavallaro (Rice University)

PHY 04-3:  Decoding on Graphs: LDPC-Coded MISO Systems and Belief Propagation
Amir H. Djahanshahi, Paul H. Siegel, Larry B. Milstein (Univeristy of California at Davis)

PHY 04-4:  LDPC Coded Adaptive Transmission over Fading Channels
Alireza Kobravi, Mohammad Shikh-Bahaei (King's College London), Mohamed-Slim Alouini (Texas A&M University at Qatar), Apostolos Gergakis (King's College London)

PHY 04-5:  Sphere-Packing Modulated Space-Time Coding Using Non-Binary LDPC-Coded Iterative-Detection
O. Alamri, S. X. Ng, F. Guo (University of Southampton), S. Zummo (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals), L. Hanzo (University of Southampton)

Monday, 31 March 2008
9:00 – 10:30
Room N221

MAC 01: 802.11 1
Session Chair:  Rodrigo C. de Lamare, University of York

MAC 01-1:  A Network-Assisted Association Scheme for 802.11-Based Mesh Networks
Sam Makhlouf, Ye Chen, Steve Emeott, Mike Baker (Motorola)

MAC 01-2:  Modelling and Analysis of the Distributed Coordination Function of IEEE 802.11 with Multirate Capability
F. Daneshgaran (California State University, LA)
M. Laddomada, F. Mesiti, M. Mondin (Politecnico di Torino)

MAC 01-3:  Physical Carrier Sensing Outage in Single Hop IEEE 802.11 Ad Hoc Networks with Slowly Moving Stations
Jin Sheng, Kenneth S. Vastola (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

MAC 01-4:  Impact of Contention Window Cheating on Single-Hop IEEE 802.11e MANETs
Szymon Szott, Marek Natkaniec (AGH University of Science and Technology), Roberto Canonico (Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l'Informatica - University of Napoli), Andrzej R. Pach (AGH University of Science and Technology)

MAC 01-5:  The IEEE 802.11 Power Saving Mechanism: An Experimental Study
Yong He, Ruixi Yuan (Tsinghua University), Xiaojun Ma, Jun Li (Thomson Broadband Research)

Monday, 31 March 2008
9:00 – 10:30
Room N223

MAC 02: Delay and Throughput
Session Chair:  Onur Kaya, Isik University

MAC 02-1:  Markov Chain Model for Polling Delay and Throughput Analyses of Uplink Subframe in WiMAX Networks
Ben-Jye Chang, Chien-Ming Chou (Chaoyang University of Technology)

MAC 02-2:  A Queue Based Scheduling Approach for WMAN with Adaptive Augmentation
K. R. Raghu, Sanjay K. Bose, Maode Ma (Nanyang Technological University)

MAC 02-3:  Throughput and Delay Performance Analysis of Packet Aggregation Scheme for PRMA
Qi Zhang, Villy B. Iversen (Technical University of Denmark), Frank H. P. Fitzek (Aalborg University)

MAC 02-4:  Policy Driven Scheduling to Provide Differentiated QoS for Delay Sensitive Services in HSDPA
Joseph S. Gomes (Bowie State University), Hyeong-Ah Choi (George Washington University), Jae-Hoon Kim (SK Telecom), Jungkyo Sohn, Hyeong In Choi (Seoul National University)

MAC 02-5:  Aggregate Information Efficiency and Packet Delay in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
P. H. J. Nardelli, P. Cardieri (State University of Campinas)

Monday, 31 March 2008
9:00 – 10:30
Room N219

NET 01: Wireless Heterogeneous Networks 1
Session Chair:  Ala' Khalifeh, UCI

NET 01-1:  Statistical Joint Antenna and Node Selection for Multi-Antenna Relay Networks
Jing Huang, Tong Wu (Wireless Technology Innovation Institute, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications)

NET 01-2:  On the Impact of Mobility and Joint RRM Policies on a Cooperative WiMAX/HSDPA Network
Sana Horrich, Salah Eddine Elayoubi, Sana Ben Jamaa (Orange Labs)

NET 01-3:  An On-Line Access Selection Algorithm for ABC Networks Supporting Elastic Services
Igor Cananéa (UFPE), Dênio Mariz  (CEFET-PB), Judith Kelner (UFPE), Djamel Sadok (Federal University of Pernambuco), Gábor Fodor (Ericsson Research)

NET 01-4:  Virtual Partitioning for Connection Admission Control in Cellular/WLAN Interworking
Enrique Stevens-Navarro, Vincent W. S. Wong (University of British Columbia)

NET 01-5:  Autonomic Joint Session Scheduling Strategies for Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
Yuan Xue, Yuewei Lin (Key Laboratory of Universal Wireless Communications, Ministry of Education, Wireless Technology Innovation Institute, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications)

Monday, 31 March 2008
9:00 – 10:30
Room N220

NET 02: Wireless Sensor Networks 1
Session Chair:  Abraham O. Fapojuwo, University of Calgary

NET 02-1:  A Hybrid Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks Based on a Two-Level Clustering Hierarchy with Enhanced Energy Efficiency
Siva D. Muruganathan, Abraham O. Fapojuwo (University of Calgary)

NET 02-2:  A Unified Framework for Movement-Assisted Sensor Deployment
Can Fang, Chor Ping Low (Nanyang Technological University)

NET 02-3:  Arbutus: Network-Layer Load Balancing for Wireless Sensor Networks
Daniele Puccinelli, Martin Haenggi (University of Notre Dame)

NET 02-4:  A Distributed Protocol for Ensuring Both Probabilistic Coverage and Connectivity of High Density Wireless Sensor Networks
Ying Tian, Ying Wang, ShuFang Zhang, (Dalian Maritime University)

NET 02-5:  On the Distribution of Positioning Errors in Wireless Sensor Networks: A Simulative Comparison of Optimization Algorithms
Stefano Tennina, Marco Di Renzo, Fortunato Santucci (University of L'Aquila and Centre of Excellence DEWS),
Fabio Graziosi (University of L'Aqui)

Monday, 31 March 2008
9:00 – 10:30
Room N222

NET 03: Wireless Mesh Networks 1
Session Chair:  Sebastian Szyszkowicz, Carleton University

NET 03-1:  A Location-Aware Routing Metric (ALARM) for Multi-Hop, Multi-Channel Wireless Mesh Networks
Eiman Alotaibi, Sumit Roy (University of Washington)

NET 03-2:  Improving End-to-End Performance of Wireless Mesh Networks Through Smart Association
Lin Luo, Dipankar Raychaudhuri (WINLAB, Rutgers University), Hang Liu, Mingquan Wu, Dekai Li (Corporate Research Lab, Thomson Inc.)

NET 03-3:  Dynamic Base Station Relocation in Cognitive Mesh Networks Using Packet Switch
Tetsuro Ueda, Kazunori Takeuchi, Shoji Kaneko, Shingo Nomura (KDDI R&D Labs. Inc.)

NET 03-4:  The Effect of Inter-Link Dependencies on the Connectivity of Wireless Mesh Networks
Mohamed Abou El Saoud, Samy Mahmoud, Hussein Al-Zubaidy (Carleton University)

NET 03-5:  Multichannel Wormhole Switching vs. CSMA/CA for Wireless Mesh Networking
Robert McTasney, Dirk Grunwald, Douglas Sicker (University of Colorado at Boulder)

Monday, 31 March 2008
9:00 – 10:30
Room N224

SAA 01: Middleware Support for Wireless/Mobile Applications
Session Chair:  Ahmed Helmy, University of Florida

SAA 01-1:  A Generic Layer Model for Context-Aware Communication Adaptation
Bassam El Saghir, Noel Crespi (GET - Institut National des Telecommunications)

SAA 01-2:  Profile-Cast: Behavior-Aware Mobile Networking
Wei-Jen Hsu (University of Florida), Debojyoti Dutta (Cisco Systems, Inc.), Ahmed Helmy (University of Florida)

SAA 01-3:  SMILE- Simple Middleware Independent LayEr for Distributed Mobile Applications
Giovanni Bartolomeo, Stefano Salsano (University of Rome), Catia Trubiani (University of L’Aquila), Nicola Blefari Melazzi (University of Rome)

SAA 01-4:  A Cluster-Based Middleware for Infrastructure Wireless Mesh Networks
Samir Ghamri-Doudane (University of Paris 6), Daryl Parker (Ericsson Ireland Research Centre), Nazim Agoulmine (University of Evry)

SAA 01-5:  A Framework to Combine the Session Initiation Protocol and the Host Identity Protocol
Gonzalo Camarillo, Ignacio Más, Pekka Nikander (Ericsson)

Monday, 31 March 2008
11:00 – 12:30
Room N224

Session Chair:  Lajos Hanzo, University of Southampton

PHY 05-1:  A Semi-Analytic Method for BER Performance of Rake-Based UWB Receivers
Michel Thériault, Leslie Ann Rusch, Sébastien Ro  y, Paul Fortier (Université Laval)

PHY 05-2:  Error Performance of Pulse Shape Modulation for UWB Communication with MRC and EGC RAKE Receivers
Liangnan Wu, Azadeh Vosoughi (University of Rochester)

PHY 05-3:  Low Complexity and High Performance Equalizer Design for UWB
Po-Lin Yeh, Kuei-Ann Wen (National Chiao Tung University)

PHY 05-4:  Statistical Analysis of the IEEE 802.15.4a UWB PHY over Multipath Channels
Klaus Witrisal (Graz University of Technology)

PHY 05-5:  Two-Stage Code Acquisition Employing Search Space Reduction and Iterative Detection in the DS-UWB Downlink
Seunghwan Won, Lajos Hanzo (University of Southampton)


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