IEEE WCNC 2015 Workshop on Next Generation WiFi Technology (NGWiFi 2015)

Collocated with IEEE WCNC 2015, March 9-12, 2015, New Orleans, USA

Among all the wireless network technologies developed in the past two decades, none was so successful in extending local area networks to wireless nodes other than those derived from IEEE 802.11. WiFi has experienced tremendous growth with the proliferation of WiFi devices in the last ten years. WiFi devices are currently being deployed in diverse environments. These environments are characterized by the existence of many access points (AP) and mobile nodes in geographically limited areas. Increased interference from neighboring devices and severe collisions from channel contention in dense environments give rise to network performance degradation. In addition, WiFi devices are increasingly required to support a variety of applications such as voice, video, cloud access, and traffic offloading. While cellular companies plan to kick off LTE-A service and offer up to 1 gigabit per second data rate in the next few years, WiFi also need to be upgraded to support increasing demands of network performance by emerging applications, including improved power consumption for battery-operated devices. The goal of this workshop is to bring together academic and industrial researchers in an effort to identify and discuss the major technical challenges and recent results related to emerging technologies for next generation WiFi.

Topics of interest includes but not limited to:

  • Technological overview
  • Emerging applications and services
  • Traffic offloading and network economy
  • Privacy and Security
  • PHY and MAC layer protocol design
  • Quality-of-Service
  • Cross layer optimization
  • Resource allocation
  • Spectrum and Regulatory
  • Wi-Fi and cellular interworking
  • Implementation and deployment challenges
  • Wi-Fi in vehicles and transportation

Workshop Chairs:

Der-Jiunn Deng, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan

Chih-Cheng Tseng, National Ilan University, Taiwan

Mohammed Atiquzzaman, University of Oklahoma, USA

Alexey Vinel, Halmstad University, Sweden

Important Dates:

Paper submission: Nov. 15, 2014.

Acceptance notification: Dec. 15, 2014.

Camera-ready paper submission: Jan. 10, 2015.