Modified: Monday, October 2, 2006


Sunday, May 21

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Registration
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Welcoming Reception

Monday, May 22

8:30 am - 9:30 am Plenary:
What's in Wireless Sensor Networks for Communication Theorists? - pdf
Anthony Ephremides, University of Maryland
9:30 am - 9:45 am AM Break
9:45 am - 12:15 pm Cross-Layer Design
(Organizer: Andrea Goldsmith, Stanford University)
  • Twenty-first Century Communication Theory:
    Beyond Ones and Zeros
    - pdf
    David Goodman, National Science Foundation
    (on leave from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn)
  • Gradient-based Scheduling and Resource Allocation
    in OFDMA systems
    - pdf
    Randall Berry, Northwestern University
  • Layering as Optimization Decomposition:
    Current Status and Open Issues
    - pdf
    Mung Chiang, Princeton University
  • Cross-Layer Optimization for Wireless Networks
    with Multi-Receiver Diversity
    - pdf
    Michael J. Neely, University of Southern California
  • Cross-Layer Rate Control in Multi-hop Networks:
    Fairness, Noisy Feedback and Stochastic Stability
    - pdf
    Junshan Zhang, Arizona State University
  • Cross-Layer Design for Multihop Wireless Networks:
    A Loose Coupling Perspective
    - pdf
    Ness B. Shroff, Purdue University
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:35 pm Cooperative Communications
(Organizer: Hesham El Gamal, The Ohio State University)
  • Diversity and Multiplexing in Multiuser Relay Channels
    Nicholas Laneman, University of Notre Dame
  • Towards the Optimal Amplify-and-Forward
    Cooperative Diversity Scheme

    Jean-Claude Belfiore, ENST
  • High-Performance Cooperative Communication Protocols for the Half-Duplex Channel
    Mahesh Varanasi, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Receiver-centric Cooperation
    Ashutosh Sabharwal, Rice University
  • On the Capacity of Half-Duplex Relay Networks
    Helmut Boelckskei, ETH Zürich
3:35 pm - 3:45 pm PM Break
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Cooperative Communications (Panel Session)
  • Babak Hassibi, California Institute of Technology
  • Sumeet Sandhu, Intel
  • Sennur Ulukus, University of Maryland
  • Greg Wornell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Poster Session (Contributed work -
organized by Robert Heath, University of Texas at Austin,
and Sriram Viswanath, University of Texas at Austin)

Tuesday, May 23

8:30 am - 9:30 am Plenary:
Clocks in Wireless Networks
P.R. Kumar, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
9:30 am - 9:45 am AM Break
9:45 am - 12:15 pm Sensor Networks
(Organizer: Greg Pottie, University of California at Los Angeles)
  • From Proof of Concept to Real-World Wireless Sensor networks
    Jan Beutel, ETH Zürich
  • Sensor Network Architectures for Behavior
    Andreas Savvides, Yale University
  • Acoustic and Seismic Array Processing in Sensor Networks - pdf
    Kung Yao, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Active Wireless Sensing
    Akbar Sayeed, University of Wisconsin
  • Smart Networks of Dense Sensors Using Randomized Graph Coding
    Kannan Ramchandran, University of California at Berkeley
  • Effective Modeling of Sensor Networks
    Ameesh Pandya, Northrop-Grumman
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:35 pm Network Information Theory
(Organizer: Gerhard Kramer, Bell Labs)
  • Multiterminal Data Compression and Secret Key Generation - pdf
    Prakash Narayan, University of Maryland
    (joint work with Imre Csiszar and Chunxuan Ye)
  • Connectivity in Geometric Graphs: Beyond the Standard Model - pdf
    Yuliy Baryshnikov, Bell Labs
  • Sending Gaussian Sources Over Gaussian Channels:
    Variations on a Theme by Goblick
    - pdf
    Amos Lapidoth, ETH Zürich
    (Based on Collaborations with Shraga Bross and
    Stephan Tinguely)
  • Parity Forwarding for the Relay Network - pdf
    Wei Yu, University of Toronto
    (joint work with Peyman Razaghi)
  • Broadcasting with an Upgraded Relay - pdf
    Emre Telatar, EPFL
3:35 pm - 3:45 pm PM Break
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Network Information Theory (Panel Session)
  • Suhas Diggavi, EPFL
  • Anthony Ephremides, University of Maryland
  • Jerry Foschini, Bell Labs
  • Prakash Narayan, University of Maryland
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Reception
7:00 pm Dinner

Wednesday, May 24

8:30 am - 9:30 am Plenary:
Energy and Inference in Wireless Sensor Networks - pdf
H. Vincent Poor, Princeton University
9:30 am - 9:45am AM Break
9:45 am - 11:50 am Network Coding
(Organizer: Emina Soljanin, Bell Labs)
  • Toward Network Coding for Interference Networks - pdf
    Piyush Gupta, Bell Labs
  • On Networks with Noisy and Interfering Channels - pdf
    Daniela Tuninetti, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Designing Failure-Tolerant Network Codes - pdf
    Costas Georghiades, Texas A&M University
  • On Network Coding for Non-Uniform Demand Networks - pdf
    Christina Fragouli, EPFL
  • A Study of Ring Networks - pdf
    Serap Savari, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
11:50 am - 12:25 pm Network Coding (Panel Session)
  • Muriel Medard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Sergio Servetto, Cornell University
  • Sriram Vishwanath, University of Texas at Austin
12:30 pm Conference Ends