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ICA-IN-WIRELESS invited talk:

Scheduling and Data Management Techniques in Wireless Mesh Networks: A Cross-layer Approach

Assoc/Prof Mieso Denko, University of Guelph, Canada


A wireless mesh network (WMN) is a self-organizing multi-hop wireless network with dedicated nodes called mesh routers that can relay traffic over redundant communication paths for packet routing. Although WMNs have a great potential for supporting ubiquitous wireless network access, there still remain several research challenges that need to be addressed to realize their full benefits and wider deployments. In this perspective, designing efficient and effective scheduling techniques for achieving some acceptable level of fairness is one of the key challenges. In addition, due to the nature of traffic, gateways may experience significant load, leading to a bottleneck reducing system’s performance. In this talk the opportunities and research challenges in WMNs will be discussed with focus on scheduling and data management issues. The use of cross-layer design approach for performance optimization will be discussed. Our current and ongoing research activities on fair scheduling and cooperative caching will also be described along with some experimental results.

About the speaker

Mieso Denko is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computing and Information Science, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He is a founding Director of the Pervasive and Wireless Networking Research (PerWiN) Lab. His current research interests are in the areas of mobile computing and wireless networks with focus on wireless ad hoc and mesh networking, mobile and pervasive computing, autonomic and opportunistic networks, pervasive healthcare and network security. Dr. Denko’s research publications in these areas have appeared in referred international journals, conferences and book chapters. He has edited/co-edited many books including the most recent one, entitled Autonomic Computing and Networking, published by Springer in May 2009. Dr. Denko is a senior member of the ACM and IEEE and the current vice chair of IFIP WG 6.9.