WONS 2004

Madonna di Campiglio
(Trento, Italy)

January 21-23, 2004

First Working Conference
Wireless On-demand Network Systems

(sponsored by IFIP WG 6.3 and 6.8)

Keynote speech:

"Ad Hoc Wireless Networks: Protocols and Applications"

Speaker: Mario Gerla, Computer Science Department, UCLA

Abstract - Wireless Internet access has skyrocketed in the last couple of years, driven by the demands of the mobile professional. The future Internet will link a variety of mobile devices seamlessly, allowing them to operate as thin-clients of a much larger information structure. In this talk we will focus on a particular type of wireless architecture, the ad hoc wireless network, that enables "untethered", wireless networking in environments where there is no established wired or cellular infrastructure. In an ad hoc network users typically communicate and collaborate as teams (for example, a delegation attending a conference, a firefighter company engaged in a search and rescue operation, etc). We will illustrate the basic architecture and protocols of the ad hoc network. We will then discuss the research issues and review the proposed solutions for representative applications based on emergency recovery and automated battlefield scenarios.