5th Workshop on Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks - WMAN 2009


Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 14.00h - 18.15h

in conjunction with the 16th bi-annual Conference on Communication in Distributed Systems (KiVS)
(German: ITG/GI - Fachtagung "Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen (KiVS)")

March 2 - 6, 2009, Kassel/Germany





General Information:

Welcome to the Workshop on Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks! Based on the success of the preceding WMAN workshops of 2007 back to 2002, the workshop will also be organised for 2009. For the upcoming workshop, we are very happy to introduce WMAN 2009 for the second time being hosted in the context of the bi-annual ITG/GI conference on communication in distributed systems (German: ITG/GI - Fachtagung "Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen").

Mobile ad-hoc networks (MANET) show a large interest in application and protocol research. While the basic organization of the routing tasks has been addressed for quite some time, the emerging areas include auto-configuration, security and data privacy, or an efficient use of various resources, such as bandwidth, energy, or memory. Especially driven by the hand-held or mobile devices restrictions, the lack of centralized managers, and a high dynamicity of users, devices, and applications, known solutions to wire-line protocols, mechanisms, and systems cannot be applied directly to MANETs. Therefore, this workshop WMAN’09 combines in a coherent manner questions from the lower radio transmission layer all the way up to the application layer relevant in MANETs.  Furthermore, dedicated application scenarios, such as vehicle-to-vehicle communications or subma-rine communications are of high interest.

Addressees of the workshop:

Goal of the WMAN workshop is to enable an effective interchange of results and ideas among researchers, users, and product developers on an international level - under the umbrella of research topics on wireless mobile ad-hoc networks.

We encourage you to submit original papers describing research results or practical solutions, as well as ongoing work or challenging new research issues in the area of ad-hoc networks.

Workshop location / dates:

The workshop WMAN as well as the KiVS conference will take place in the buildings of the University of Kassel, Germany. Further information on the location and how to get there can be found on the KiVS web page (please click here - information in German language).

The workshop will take place on Thursday March 5 in the afternoon (after the main KiVS conference closed). For Thursday evening, an informal meeting of the participants is foreseen (e.g. for dinner).

Workshop Organisation (points of contact):

  • Matthias Frank (University of Bonn, Germany)
  • Frank Kargl (Ulm University, Germany)
  • Burkhard Stiller (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

If you have questions on WMAN 2009, please do not hesitate to contact the workshop chairs at <wman2009@cs.uni-bonn.de>.