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UWBNETS: 1st IEEE/CreateNet International Workshop on

"Ultrawideband Wireless Networking"

(Collocated with IEEE/CreateNet BroadNets2005 conference)

 October 7, 2005

Location: Radisson Hotel, Boston, MA, USA


    Workshop proceedings will be published on a CD along with main conference papers 

and they will appear on IEEE Xplore after the conference


Co-sponsored by   IEEE Communications Society / CreateNet / ICST

In Technical Cooperation with: ACM SIGMOBILE (pending)

In Technical Cooperation with: IEEE Computer Society (pending)

Workshop Co-Chairs

Aura Ganz, Univ. of Massachusetts at Amherst, ganz@ecs.umass.edu

Anuj Batra, Texas Instrument, batra@ti.com

Technical Program Co-Chair

Hüseyin Arslan, University of South Florida, arslan@eng.usf.edu

N. Sai Shankar, Philips Research Laboratories, sai.shankar@philips.com

Keynote Speaker

Professor Moe Win, MIT

Technical Program Committee:     

Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto, University of Rome La Sapienza

Georgios B. Giannakis, University of Minnesota

Dong S. Ha, Virginia Tech

Matti Hamalainen, University of Oulu, Finland

Tetsushi Ikegami, Meiji University, Japan

Luca De Nardis, University of Rome La Sapienza

Domenico Porcino, Philips Research Laboratories

Krishna Sivalingam, University of Maryland

Shigenobu Sasaki, Niigata University, Japan

Call for Papers:                                                                             

Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology brings the convenience and mobility of wireless communications to high-speed interconnects amongst devices within digital home and office environments. Today, most computer and consumer electronic devices ranging from a digital camcorder and DVD player to a mobile PC and a high-definition TV (HDTV) require wires to record, play, or exchange data. Designed for short-range, wireless personal area networks (WPANs), UWB is the leading technology for freeing people of these wires, enabling wireless connection amongst multiple devices for transmission of video, audio, and other high-bandwidth data.

In spite of all the benefits that UWB provides, there are many fundamental and practical issues that need to be studied carefully to ensure the success of this technology in the wireless communication market. Multi-access code design, multiple access interference (MAI) cancellation, narrowband interference (NBI) detection and cancellation, synchronization of the receiver to extremely narrow pulses, accurate modeling of UWB channels, estimation of multipath channel delays and coefficients and adaptive transceiver design are some of the issues that still require a lot of research. In addition to these physical layer issues, the fundamental role of UWB technology in wireless networks is still open and a wide range of research questions continue to present challenges. Especially, the role of the UWB in wireless ad-hoc and sensors networks requires significant amount of research. This symposium is aimed to assemble original research papers that address these questions, and enhance the state-of-the-art UWB systems. Papers on practical as well as on theoretical topics and problems are invited. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

-UWB modulation/coding
-UWB pulse generation and antenna issues
-Propagation characteristics of UWB channels
-UWB receiver designs and signal processing
-UWB circuits and systems
-Synchronization and channel estimation
-Interference issues

-UWB wireless networks and related issues
-New Protocols for UWB
-Scheduling for UWB devices
-Spectral and power management issues
-Mobility issues in UWB
-Range estimation and location management using UWB
-Multicarrier techniques in UWB system design

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline July 15, 2005
Notification of Acceptance August 25, 2005
Camera-Ready Paper Due August 31, 2005
Workshop Date October 7, 2005

Submission Instructions
All papers are limited to 6 pages and must be in standard IEEE double-column format.  All submissions must be done electronically through COCUS.