IEEE LCN ON-MOVE 2009

3rd Workshop On User MObility and VEhicular Networks

Workshop Program

09.00-10.00 Welcome and keynote

10.00-10.30 Morning tea / coffee break

10.30-11.30 Session 1 – Vehicular Networks I
Session Chair: Satoko Itaya, NEC Corporation

11.30-12.30 Session 2 – Poster and Demo
Session Chair: Stefan Aust, NEC Communication Systems

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.00 Session 3 – Heterogeneous access networks and Applications
Session Chair: Robert Brännström, Luleå University of Technology

15.00-15.30 Afternoon tea / coffee break

15.30-16.30 Session 4 – Vehicular Networks II
Session Chair: Hiroyuki Yomo, ATR International

Keynote

Quality Assurance Management: Network and Service Performance Evaluation

Speaker

Dr. Irina Cotanis,
Research Specialist, TEMS Business Unit, Ascom Network Testing Inc., Reston VA, USA

Abstract

The Next Generation Networks' ecosystem comprises of both the revolutionary voice and data services and their supporting networks. This ecosystem's management of the quality assurance requires complex data processing and analysis that draw on the interdependency of the QoS and QoE metrics that govern the network and the supported services, respectively. These interdependencies build the QoE - QoS cycle and they are governed by four gaps (execution, value, alignment, and perception), which represent variables of the quality assurance process. The tandem tuning, controlling and optimization of these gaps is based on service's QoE monitoring along with its relationship and mapping to the network's QoS. The QoS performance monitoring is based on bearer service attributes of the subscribed QoS profile. The QoE evaluation requires algorithms to objectively assess subscriber perception for media content (voice, audio, video) and other services' characteristics. A feedback-loop system (Observe-Plan-Act) can assist the quality assurance process.

About the Speaker

Dr. Irina Cotanis holds an M.S. and an Doctorate in Electrical Engineering, and a score card of more than 20 years of experience in wireless communications systems, statistical signal processing and analysis, and statistics, as well as more than of 10 years as active member in standardization organizations, and of more than 100 publications, (e.g. IEEE conference papers, standards and student books). She spent several years in academia teaching courses on the principles of mobile communications, statistical signal processing applied to wireless communications, and electronic measurements in telecommunications. Since 1998 when she joint TEMS Business Unit, her work focused on three main areas: field measurements and data analysis techniques, QoE models and metrics, and network and services quality assurance (QoS/QoE) management. Since SON started to get shape, Dr. Cotanis' work concentrates on developing models for autonomic measurements dedicated to self diagnosing networks, with the possibility for self healing and eventually self configuring, based on machine learning techniques (such as genetic algorithms and Bayesian networks) and stochastic decision mechanisms acting within the cognitive concept framework.

Sessions

Session 1 – Vehicular Networks I

  • On the delay lower bound for the emergency message dissemination in vehicular ad-hoc networks. Alexey Vinel (Saint-Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, RU); Yevgeni Koucheryavy (Tampere University of Technology, FI)
  • Vehicle Traffic Congestion Management in Vehicular ad-hoc networks. Brijesh Kadri Mohandas (University of Ottawa, CA); Ramiro Liscano (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, CA); Oliver W. W. Yang (University of Ottawa, CA)
  • Content Registration in VANETs— Saving Bandwidth through Node Cooperation. Christian Wewetzer (Volkswagen, DE); Björn Scheuermann (Heinrich Heine University, DE); Andreas Lübke (Volkswagen, DE); Martin Mauve (Heinrich Heine University, DE)

Session 2 - Poster and Demo

  • Performance evaluation of IEEE 802.11n devices for vehicular networks. Akira Matsumoto (NEC Communication Systems, JP); Kouichi Yoshimura (NEC Communication Systems, JP); Stefan Aust (NEC Communication Systems, JP); Tetsuya Ito (NEC Communication Systems, JP); Yoshihisa Kondo (ATR Adaptive Communications Research Laboratories, JP)
  • MM-SA: Inter–Vehicle Communications System based on CDMA Technology. Hiroyuki Yomo (ATR Adaptive Communications Research Laboratories, JP); Yoshihisa Kondo (ATR Adaptive Communications Research Laboratories, JP); Jun Hasegawa (ATR Adaptive Communications Research Laboratories, JP); Toshihiro Sakai (ATR Adaptive Communications Research Laboratories, JP); Takashi Ohyama (ATR Adaptive Communications Research Laboratories, JP); Oyunchimeg Shagdar (ATR Adaptive Communications Research Laboratories, JP); Ryu Miura (ATR Adaptive Communications Research Laboratories, JP); Sadao Obana (ATR Adaptive Communications Research Laboratories, JP)
  • A Witness System for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks. Nasir Ali (Heinrich Heine University, DE); Björn Scheuermann (Heinrich Heine University, DE); Martin Mauve (Heinrich Heine University, DE)
  • PRONET: Proactive Context-Aware Support for Mobility in Heterogenous Access Networks. Karan Mitra (Monash University, AU); Arkady Zaslavsky (Luleå University of Technology, SE); Christer Åhlund (Luleå University of Technology, SE)
  • Cost Efficent Drive Testing with TEMS tools. Irina Cotanis (Ascom Network Testing Inc., USA)
  • Demos not published as short papers may appear

Session 3 – Heterogeneous access networks and Applications

  • Enhanced Access Network Discovery and Selection in 3GPP Evolved Packet Core. Marius Corici (Fraunhofer FOKUS, DE); Alberto Diez (Fraunhofer FOKUS, DE); Dragos Vingarzan (Fraunhofer FOKUS, DE); Cornel Pampu (Huawei Technologies, DE); Zhou Qing (Huawei Technologies, DE); Thomas Magedanz (Fraunhofer FOKUS, DE)
  • A uniform AAA handling scheme for heterogeneous networking environments. Daniel Granlund (Luleå University of Technology, SE); Karl Andersson (Luleå University of Technology, SE); Muslim Elkotob (Luleå University of Technology, SE); Christer Åhlund (Luleå University of Technology, SE)
  • Using Passive RFID Tags for Vehicle-Assisted Data Dissemination in Intelligent Transportation Systems. Kashif Ali (Queen’s University, CA); Hossam Hassanein (Queen’s University, CA);

Session 4 – Vehicular Networks II

  • Approaching P2P Communication in a Vehicular Ad Hoc Network. Nadia Qadri (University of Essex, GB); Martin Fleury (University of Essex, GB); Mohammad Gahnbari (University of Essex, GB)
  • Condition-based Data Dissemination Method Combining Adaptive Beacon Transmission and Autonomous Packet Forwarding. Ryohei Hatori (Keio University, JP); Ami Uchikawa (Keio University, JP); Tomoya Kuroki (Keio University, JP); Hiroshi Shigeno (Keio University, JP)
  • Managing Rescue and Relief Operations Using Wireless Mobile Ad Hoc Technology, the Best Way? Lyes Khoukhi (University of Technology of Troyes, FR); Soumaya Cherkaoui (University of Sherbrooke, CA); Dominique Gaiti (University of Technology of Troyes, FR)
Contact: Christer Åhlund & Soumaya Cherkaoui, workshop chairs.