CFP NetCri-07

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The First International Workshop on Research Challenges
Next Generation Networks for First Responders and Critical Infrastructures

In conjunction with
The IEEE IPCCC 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 11-13


Program Description

As advances in pervasive computing, wireless communication and sensor networks continue, more opportunities are open to first responders and critical infrastructures to benefit from these technologies. Providing first responders with the best possible technology, infrastructure and services help save the lives of the general public and the first responders as well. One of the main challenges to the operations of first responders and critical infrastructures is to deploy a communication network that is dependable, secure, and rapidly deployable. In order to operate effectively, the deployed network supports services such as location determination, audio and video communication, and in site and remote sensing. Another key feature for first responders and critical infrastructures networks is to support interactions among multiple heterogeneous networks.

This workshop provides a forum for researchers, industry, and government agencies to discuss the challenges facing the design, deployment and operational issues for next generation network support for first responders and critical infrastructure. The workshop will identify and define fundamental concepts and techniques, resolve conflicts between different approaches in the area, and provide a common ground for an advanced research and development agenda. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Smart environments (buildings, roads, vehicles, etc.)
- Fast roaming in heterogonous network environment
- Localization and time synchronization 
- Rapidly deployable and self configuring services and networks
- Security, dependability, privacy, and performance trade-offs
- QoS in heterogeneous wireless networks
- Sensor and actuator networks for information gathering and real-time control
- Network and system support for augmented reality and visual analytics
- Test beds
- Simulation studies of first responders and critical infrastructures? networks
- Novel and adaptive communication protocols to support first responders and critical infrastructure? operation
- Resource management and allocation
- Power control management
- Admission, load and flow control
- Performance analysis and experimentation of heterogeneous wireless networks
- Security techniques and methods for heterogeneous wireless networks
- Interoperability among WLANs, Cellular, WSN and wired networks
- Measurements on heterogeneous networks
- Mobility models and traffic patterns in disaster areas
- Cross-layer design

Workshop Co-chairs

Mohamed Eltoweissy, Virginia Tech, USA

Moustafa Youssef, University of Maryland, USA

Received on Thursday, 19 October 2006 09:47:19 UTC