The Third IEEE Worshop on Wireless LANS: Technical Program Committee

Organizer and General Chair

Kaveh Pahlavan, WPI, USA

Technical Program Committee
  • Hamid Aghvami, King's College, UK
  • Victor Bahl, Microsoft, USA
  • Rick Brown, WPI, USA
  • Ezio Biglieri, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Kwang-Cheng Chen, National Taiwan Univ., Taiwan
  • Pierre Chevillat, IBM, Switzerland
  • Alain Coulson, Industrial Res. Ltd, New Zeland
  • Geoff Dawe, Global Communication Devices, USA
  • Rajamani Ganesh, BBN (Verizon) Technologies, USA
  • Ian Gifford, MA/COM, USA
  • Steve Howard, Qualcomm, USA
  • Shuzo Kato, Mitsubishi Wireless, USA
  • Mohsen Kavehrad, Pennsylvania State Univ., USA
  • Jamshid Khun-Jush, Ericsson, Germany
  • Sastri Kota, Loral Space and Com., USA
  • P. Krishnamurthy, Univ. of Pittsburgh, USA
  • S. Krishnamurthy, UCR, USA
  • Allen Levesque, WPI, USA
  • Petri Mahonen, Univ. of Oulu, Finland
  • Marie-Jose Mantpetit, Nokia, USA
  • Sergey N. Makarov, WPI, USA
  • Craig Mathias, Farpoint Group, USA
  • Mahmoud Naghshineh, IBM T.J. Watson, USA
  • Guy Omidyar, Compter Science Corp., USA 
  • Ramjee Prasad, Aalborg Univ., Denmark
  • Ramesh Roa, UCSD, USA
  • Henry Tirri, Univ. of Helsinki, Finland
  • Robert Tingley, Draper Laboratories, USA
  • Zoran Zvonar, Analog Devices, USA

Organization Committee

Publicity: Allen Levesque, WPI, USA
Invited Papers Coordinator: Rajamani Ganesh, BBN (Verizon) Technologies, USA
Panel Organizers: Geoff Dawe, President/CEO Global Communication Devices, Craig J. Mathias, Principal Farpoint Group, Marie-José Montpetit, Ph.D., Network Architect Nokia Home Communications
Ultra Wide Band Special Session Organizer: Sergey N. Makarov, WPI, USA
Local Assistance: E. Zand, X. Li, B. Alavi, CWINS/WPI, USA

General Workshop Secretary: Jacques Beneat, CWINS/WPI, USA

Program Summary

Since 1991 this workshop has been organized every five years.  The goal of the workshop is to stimulate an interaction among the researchers, design engineers, computer scientists, and major users of wireless LANs.  The workshop will address emerging relationships among wireless LANs and other wireless services, trends and opportunities, products and marketing issues, technical aspects and evolving standards.

The first workshop was organized to introduce the emerging technologies for WLANs and it was coordinated with the IEEE 802.11 standard meeting in Worcester, MA, May 1991.  At that time early wireless LAN products had just appeared in the market and the IEEE 802.11 committee had just started its activities to develop a standard for wireless LANs. The focus of that first workshop was evaluation of the alternative technologies. The second workshop was organized in 1996 to address the need for expansion of the market for WLANs.  The technology was relatively mature, a variety of applications had been identified,  and chip sets were emerging in the market while the market was below its predictions.

In 2001, the theme of the third workshop is around new trends of technologies for WLAN, WPAN, wireless access, and indoor geolocation.   Today, a new  wave of interest in ad-hoc networking has emerged for WPAN and Wireless Home applications.  This has attracted tremendous attention to IEEE 802.11, Bluetooth, and HIPERLAN standards and applications.  Another trend in wideband local applications is wireless access using LMDS or inter-LAN wireless technologies.  With the popularity of Internet access these technologies are considered as the next generation Internet access that supports both remote fixed and mobile users.  In addition to traditional wireless data and voice applications, more recently indoor positioning is emerging as a new technology to be integrated into the existing local ad-hoc networks.  This technology is expected to help hospital personnel track in-demand equipment, parents locate children, help family members and care-givers track special-need and elderly relatives away from supervision, and to help public-safety and military locate firefighters and warfighters inside buildings during their missions.

International Journal of WINs

It is expected that a few selected papers from the workshop will be published in a  special issue of the International Journal on Wireless Information Networks,