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The fifth annual workshop on WIreless Systems: Advanced Research and Development - WISARD 2011

The list of accepted papers is available here.
The list of demonstrations part of WISARD 2011 is available here.
The Schedule of WISARD 2011 is available here.

The complete COMSNETS schedule is available here.

The CFP as a pdf can be downloaded here.

The extended deadline for paper submission is Friday, 29 October 2010 at 12 midnight, US Eastern time - Firm deadline.

Click the following link to register and submit papers and demo abstracts http://edas.info/N9503

The fifth annual workshop on "WIreless Systems: Advanced Research and Development" (WISARD 2011) will provide a platform for researchers from both academia and industry to present and discuss high quality research and development in the area of wireless systems. It will be held as a part of COMSNETS 2011 in Chancery Pavilion Hotel, Bangalore, India. 

A key goal of the workshop is to expose research students in India to front line research in wireless systems, and provide a platform for them to interact with leading researchers from India and abroad. 

Authors are invited to submit papers presenting new research covering all layers of the protocol stack: physical to application. Submissions must be unpublished, original, and not more than 6 pages in length.

They should not be currently under review for publication in any other venue. We especially encourage submissions on wireless/network systems targeted for the developing world. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Wireless applications and services
  • Mobility and location management
  • Network topology and architecture
  • Security, privacy, anonymity
  • Transport, routing, MAC layer issues
  • PHY layer techniques for wireless
  • Information theory applied to wireless networks
  • Cross-layer interactions and optimizations
  • Power management, especially for rural systems
  • Wireless test-beds or real-world deployments
  • Performance analysis and measurements
  • Sensor networks, especially application centric
  • Novel systems and applications for emerging markets
  • Green communications

Accepted papers will be included in the workshop proceedings published by IEEE.


TPC chairs

  • Sharad Jaiswal, Bell Labs India, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Neelesh Mehta, IISc Bangalore

Technical Program Committee

  • Srikrishna Bhashyam,  IIT Madras
  • Mainak Chatterjee,  Univ. of Central Florida
  • Woon Hau Chin, Toshiba Labs Europe
  • Partha Dutta, IBM Research India
  • Puru Kulkarni,  IIT Mumbai
  • Dinesh Rajan, Southern Methodist University, USA
  • Vinay Ribeiro,  IIT Delhi
  • Tony Quek, Institute for Infocom Research, Singapore
  • Aaditeshwar Seth, IIT Delhi
  • Kalyanasundaram Suresh, Motorola India
  • Sudarshan Vasudevan, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst


WISARD Schedule

Venue: Sigma Hall 2 & 3


Day 1 - Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Day II - Wednesday, 5 January 2011

SpecNet: Spectrum Sensing Sans Frontiere
Krishna Chintalapudi - Microsoft Research India
Invited Talk - (09:30 AM – 10:15AM)
Ten years of capturing, sanitizing & sharing
Wi-Fi traces: Lessons and future challenges
David Kotz (Dartmouth College, USA)
- Invited Talk (09:30 AM – 10:10AM)
Interference Management in Wireless Networks
Sibi Raj Pillai IIT Bombay
- Invited Talk (10:15 AM – 11:00AM)
Demonstration Preview
(10:10 AM - 11:00 AM)
Tea Break (11:00 AM – 11:30AM)
Paper Session - 1
(11:30 AM – 1:00 PM)
Paper Session - I1
(11:30 AM – 1:00 PM)
Lunch Break (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM)
R Venkatesh
IIT Madras - Invited Talk (2:00 PM - 2:40 PM)
How to do Quality Research?
(2:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
Social Media Tools
for the Bottom of the Pyramid
Aditeshwar Seth - IIT Delhi, India
Invited talk (2:40 PM - 3:20 PM)
Double-differential Modulation for
Collocated and Distributed Antenna Systems
Manav Bhatnagar IIT Delhi, India
- Invited Talk (3:20 PM - 4:00 PM)
Tea Break (4:00 PM – 4:30 PM)
Bartendr: A Practical Approach to
Energy-aware Cellular Data Scheduling
Vishnu Navda Microsoft Research India
- Invited Talk (04:30 PM – 5:00 PM)
Closing Remars by the Chairs. (05:00 PM – 5:15PM)




Accepted Paper Presentation Schedule

Tuesday, 4th January 11:30 AM - 1.00 PM

  • Security and Privacy of Future Aircraft Wireless Communications with Offboard Systems
    Krishna Sampigethaya (Univ. of Washington, USA)
    Radha Poovendran (Univ. of Washington, USA)
  • WirelessAcrossRoad: RF based Road Traffic Congestion Detection
    Swaroop Roy (IIT Bombay, India)
    Rijurekha Sen (IIT Bombay, India)
    Swanand Kulkarni (IIT Bombay, India)
    Purushottam Kulkarni (IIT Bombay, India)
    Bhaskaran Raman (IIT Bombay, India)
    Lokendra Singh (IIT Bombay, India)
  • HySecNJoining: A Hybrid Secure Node Joining Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Network
    Hemanta Kalita (Jadavpur Univ., India)
    Abhijit Kar (Jadavpur Univ., India)

Wednesday, 5th January 11:30 AM - 1.00 PM

  • A New Code Allocation Algorithm for Multirate CI/MC-CDMA System
    Mithun Mukherjee (IIT Patna, India)
    Preetam Kumar (IIT Patna, India)
  • Exploring System Parameters For Viability Of Energy Harvesting Technologies
    Prabhakar Tamma (IISc Bangalore, India)
    Prakruthi Keshavamurthy (IISc Bangalore, India)
    Shruti Devasenapathy (IISc Bangalore, India)
    Ignas Niemegeers (Delft Univ. of Tech., Netherlands)
    Jamadagni (IISc Bangalore, India)
    R Venkatesha Prasad (Delft Univ. of Tech., Netherlands)
  • Point-to-Point Scheduling over a Wireless Channel with Costly Channel State Information
    Nitin Dileep Salodkar (Synopsys India Pvt. Ltd., India)
    Aditya R Karnik (General Motors India Science Lab, India)

List of Demonstrations as a part of WISARD 2011
Demonstration Preview
Wednesday, 5 January 2011 - 10:10 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday, 5 January 2011 - 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Demo: Google Noticeboard - Using a well-understood metaphor
    Asif Baki (Google Inc. USA)
    Mandayam Raghunath (Google, India)
  • 6PANview: A network monitoring system for the "Internet of Things"
    Lohith Y.S. (IISc Bangalore, India)
    Brinda M.C. (IISc Bangalore, India)
    Nithin K.N. (IISc Bangalore, India)
    Sripada Kadambar (IIT Bombay, India)
    Anand Svr (IISc Bangalore, India)
    Malati Hegde (IISc Bangalore, India)
  • E-DTN: A Multi-Interface Energy DTN Gateway
    Akshay Uttama Nambi (IISc Bangalore, India)
    Prabhakar Tamma (IISc Bangalore, India)
    Sudhangathan B S (IISc Bangalore, India)
    Jamadagni (IISc Bangalore, India)
  • Providing QoS to Real and Non-real Time Applications over WiMAX Networks: Implementation over a Hybrid Testbed
    Anjana Shenoy (IISc Bangalore, India)
    Rahmat Ali (IISc Bangalore, India)
    Anand Svr (IISc Bangalore, India)
    Gopi Krishna Garge (IISc Bangalore, India)
    Malati Hegde (IISc Bangalore, India)
    Vinod Sharma (IISc Bangalore, India)
    Utpal Mukherji (IISc Bangalore, India)
  • SmartConnect: A System for the Design and Deployment of Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks Deeksha RaoSahib (IISc Bangalore, India)
    Akhila Rao
    Anand Svr (IISc Bangalore, India)
    Anurag Kumar (IISc Bangalore, India)
    Abhijit Bhattacharya (IISc Bangalore, India)
    Arun Augustine
    Manjula S
    Senju Panicker
    Lijo Thomas
    Jerry Daniel
    Muralidharan V
    Jacob Mathew (CDAC, India)


Paper/ Poster/ Demo submission deadline

Friday, 29 October 2010
12 midnight, US Eastern time

Notification of acceptance

28 November 2010

Camera ready submission

8 December 2010


04 - 05 January 2011


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