The call for workshop proposals is here: html, pdf.

Workshops will be held on the following dates:

  • Monday August 22nd: E-WIND (W1) and P2P-Econ (W2)
  • Friday August 26th: MineNet (W3) and WDTN (W4)

The following workshops will be held in conjunction with SIGCOMM 2005. For more information please click on the individual call for papers.

W1: Workshop on experimental approaches to wireless network design and analysis


Monday August 22nd
Workshop chairs: Edward W. Knightly (Rice University) and Christophe Diot (Intel Corporation)

Research in wireless networking is rapidly becoming more experimental. Research prototypes are being developed for systems ranging from large-scale sensor networks to high-speed wireless access networks. Moreover experimentation and measurement studies are being performed with off-the-shelf hardware and operational testbeds.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together experimentalist researchers from diverse backgrounds including wireless hardware platforms, wireless communications, wireless testbeds, and measurement of deployed wireless systems. The workshop will provide a forum for exchange of ideas, challenges, and work-in-progress discussions between both the wireless and wireline measurement communities. The workshop will leave a large space to discussion and possible coordination.

  • E-WIND-05 web page is here.
  • E-WIND-05 technical program page is here.
  • E-WIND-05 paper submissions page is here.
  • E-WIND-05 call for papers is here: (html) (pdf).

W2: Workshop on economics of peer-to-peer systems (P2PECON-05)

Monday August 22nd
Workshop chairs: Eric Friedman (Cornell University) and Emin Gun Sirer (Cornell University)

From file-sharing to distributed computation, from application layer overlays to mobile ad hoc networking, the ultimate success of a peer-to-peer system rests on the twin pillars of scalable and robust system design and alignment of economic interests among the participating peers. Following the success of the first two workshops, the Third Workshop on Economics of Peer-to-Peer Systems will again bring together researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines to discuss the economic characteristics of P2P systems, application of economic theories to P2P system design, and future directions and challenges in this area.

  • P2PECON-05 web page is here.
  • P2PECON-05 technical program page is here.
  • P2PECON-05 call for papers is here: (html) (pdf).

W3: Workshop on mining network data (MineNet-05)

Friday August 26th
Workshop chairs:
Subhabrata Sen (AT&T Labs-Research)
Chuanyi Li (Georgia Tech)
Debanjan Saha (IBM Research)
Joe McCloskey (Dept. of Defense)

Todays IP networks are extensively instrumented for collecting a wealth of information including traffic traces (e.g., packet or flow level traces), control (e.g., router forwarding tables, BGP and OSPF updates), and management (e.g., alarms, SNMP traps) data. The real challenge is to process and analyze this vast amount of primarily unstructured information and extract structures, relationships, and higher level knowledge embedded in it and use it to aid network management and operations. The goal of this one day workshop is to explore new directions in network data collection, storage, and analysis techniques, and their application to network monitoring, management, and remediation. The workshop will provide a venue for researchers and practitioners from different backgrounds, including networking, data mining, machine learning, and statistics, to get together and collaboratively approach this problem from their respective vantage points.

  • MineNet-05 technical program page is here.
  • MineNet-05 call for papers is here: (html) (pdf).

W4: Workshop on delay tolerant networking and related networks (WDTN-05)

Friday August 26th
Workshop chairs: Kevin Fall (Intel) and S. Keshav (Waterloo)

Today, the most successful network architecture is that of the Internet. It has scaled well beyond the original plan of its designers, and the Internet Protocol has been carried on a great number of underlying protocols, including itself. However, the Internet's protocol architecture suffers some problems when implemented on classes of networks for which it was not originally designed. For example, when disconnection and reconnection is common, or link performance is highly variable or extreme, one or more of the traditional Internet protocols do not work well. In this workshop, we wish to explore physical networks that operate significantly differently from wired, connected networks and the protocol architectures and algorithms used to deal with such situations. Techniques for making applications tolerant to disruptions and/or high delays are also requested.

  • WDTN-05 technical program page is here.
  • WDTN-05 paper submissions page is here.
  • WDTN-05 call for papers is here: (html) (pdf).

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