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 errorprone 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 2016 is the twelfth 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.
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Topics of interest:
Experience and measurements from building, designing and/or operating production or research wireless networks
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
Experimental methodologies for measurement and analysis of the Internet of Things
Measurements related to spectrum sharing and cognitive radio networks
Methodologies for measuring and characterizing heterogeneous wireless networks
Prediction and inference of user access, demand, mobility and energy availability
Experiment-driven mobile social network and mobility models
Experimental validation of network simulators
Measurement-based network management and troubleshooting
Experiences with wireless measurements, including novel measurement techniques
Methodologies for validating wireless test-bed results and improving the repeatability of tests, simplifying experiment setup and reconfiguration
Software tools for building and/or managing wireless test-beds
Techniques and experiences with collecting, archiving, anonymizing, analyzing and sharing wireless measurement data