Message from the General Co-Chairs

 

Welcome to Princeton, and welcome to the 9th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks. Known to our community as WiOpt, this symposium has grown over the years to become one of the highest quality publication and social gathering venues in wireless networking.

There is no shortage of conferences in networking these days, but WiOpt is quite special. It is single-track and quality-centric, with all the submissions reviewed very carefully. It is the summation of the main program and a few strong and recurring workshops. It is small enough to encourage interactions among attendees and big enough to attract a critical mass.

This year we are proud to host WiOpt in Princeton, New Jersey. Here, we are physically close to many top tier industrial labs and active research groups in major universities. Indeed, industry participation and student activities are two of the highlights of this year’s program, including an industry panel on the future of wireless networking and a student-run workshop.

This year we are also excited about the papers that you will find in this proceedings. We received a record number of 128 submissions. After detailed reviewing by the Technical Program Comittee, 40 of these were accepted for inclusion in the Workshop. These papers push the envelope in our understanding of wireless network optimization.

This year we are fortunate to have three excellent plenary speakers in our main program: Ness Shroff from the Ohio State University, Edward Knightly from Rice University, and Raj Savoor from AT&T Labs. Collectively, these speakers represent a healthy mix of vantage points: the theory, systems, and operation of wireless networks.

Behind this exciting edition of a unique gathering is a group of dedicated people: the Organizing Committee of the 9th WiOpt, together with the Steering Committee of WiOpt, worked hard, thought creatively, and collaborated to create this week of high-quality experiences for all the attendees.

Wireless networking is improving our daily lives in so many ways, and we hope WiOpt 2011 will contribute its share of  ideas about how to improve this important technology.

Conference General Co-Chairs
Mung Chiang, Mérouane Debbah, and H. Vincent Poor