IEEE/IFIP WONS 2017 13 th Wireless On-demand Network systems and Services Conference 21 - 24 February 2017, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA

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About The Conference: CFP

Wireless on-demand network systems and services have become pivotal in shaping our future networked world. Starting as a niche application over Wi-Fi, they can now be found in mainstream technologies like Bluetooth LE, LTE Direct and Wireless LANs, and have become the cornerstone of upcoming networking paradigms including mesh and sensor networks, the Internet of Things, cloud networks, vehicular networks, disruption tolerant and opportunistic networks, underwater and intra-body networks.

The challenges of this exciting research field are numerous. Examples include how to make smart use of these novel technologies when multiple technologies or a mix of permanent services and on-demand networking opportunities are available to a network node, how to provide robust services in highly dynamic environments, how to efficiently employ and operate heavily resource-constrained devices, and how to develop robust and lightweight algorithms for self-organization and adaptation. Finally, there are many application-specific challenges.

WONS, now in its thirteenth edition, is a high quality forum to address these challenges. WONS aims to provide a global platform for rich interactions between experts in their fields, discussing innovative contributions in a stimulating environment.

This announcement solicits original contributions of high-quality research providing novel insights on all aspects of wireless on-demand networks and systems; from protocol and network design, modeling, performance evaluation, energy efficiency, QoS models and mechanisms, practical implementations, service level aspects, application use-cases, to the integration of multiple wireless network technologies.

Topics of interest comprise, but are not limited to:
  • Cognitive radio networks
  • Cross-layer design
  • Energy-efficient protocols and power management
  • Heterogeneous wireless networks
  • Implementations and testbeds
  • Integration and co-existence of heterogeneous technologies
  • Intra-body and biomedical on-demand systems
  • Green wireless networks
  • Localization and mobility management
  • MAC and advanced PHY technologies
  • Middleware aspects
  • Mobile peer-to-peer systems
  • Mobile computing and services
  • Modeling and optimization
  • Network management
  • New architectures for on-demand wireless systems
  • Novel applications and services
  • Opportunistic, delay-tolerant, and dissemination-based protocols
  • Performance evaluation through simulations and experiments
  • Pervasive and ubiquitous computing
  • Security, privacy, and trust
  • Social and economic aspects
  • Underwater on-demand networked systems

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Paper registration: 25 Sep 2016
30 Sep 2016
Paper submission: 02 Oct 2016
9 Oct 2016
23:59 PDT
Acceptance notification: 20 November 2016 Camera ready: 04 December 2016
23:59 PDT

Manuscript Submission

Authors are invited to submit double-column long papers (up to 8 pages) and short papers (up to 4 pages) as a PDF file in IEEE format with a font size no smaller than 10pt. All paper submissions must be written in English. The mandatory IEEE template in Microsoft Word and LaTeX format can be found at the IEEE templates page . All submitted manuscripts must be at least 3 pages in length. Short papers should present future research directions and ongoing work with visionary, innovative ideas; accepted short papers will populate poster sessions at the conference and will be included in the conference proceedings. Submitted papers must not have been published elsewhere and must not be currently under review by another conference or journal. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted and presented papers will appear in the conference proceedings published in the IFIP Open Access Digital Library and will also be submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Manuscripts will be collected via EDAS. You can submit your contribution using the following link:

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Organizing Committee

General Chair

Konstantinos Psounis

University of Southern California

Technical Program Chairs

Tommaso Melodia

Northeastern University

Klaus Wehrle

RWTH Aachen University

Steering Committee

Renato Lo Cigno

University of Trento

Falko Dressler

University of Paderborn

Mario Gerla


Edward W. Knightly

Rice University

Ioannis Stavrakakis

University of Athens

Web and Publication Chair

Marios Lestas

Frederick University

Technical Program Committee

Claudio Casetti

Politecnico di Torino - Italy

Lijun Chen

University of Colorado at Boulder - USA

Falko Dressler

University of Paderborn - Germany

Christian Becker

University of Mannheim - Germany

Randall Berry

Northwestern University - USA

Marco Fiore

National Research Council of Italy - Italy

Giuseppi Bianchi

University of Rome "Tor Vergata" - Italy

Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini

Politecnico di Torino - Italy

Zhangyu Guan

Northeastern University - USA

Francesca Cuomo

University of Rome Sapienza - Italy

Stratis Ioannidis

Northeastern University - USA

Dimitrios Katsaros

University of Thessaly - Greece

Edward Knightly

Rice University - USA

Dimitrios Koutsonikolas

University at Buffalo, SUNY - USA

Wolfgang Kellerer

Technical University of Munich - Germany

Tom Luan

School of Information Technology - Australia

Bhaskar Krishnamachari

University of Southern California - USA

Joerg Ott

Technical University of Munich - Germany

Björn Scheuermann

Humboldt University of Berlin - Germany

Ioannis Stavrakakis

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - Greece

Zhi Sun

State University of New York at Buffalo - USA

Stavros Toumpis

Athens University of Economics and Business - Greece

Renato Lo Cigno

University of Trento - Italy

Joerg Widmer

IMDEA Networks Institute - Spain

Dario Pompili

Rutgers University - USA

Giovanni Pau

UPMC Sorbonne Universit̩s - France

Michele Rossi

University of Padova - Italy

Theodoros Salonidis

IBM Research - USA

Christoph Sommer

Paderborn University - Germany

Lars Wolf

Technische Universität Braunschweig - Germany

Adam Wolisz

TUB - Germany

Jean Walrand

University of California, Berkeley - USA

Andrea Detti

University of Rome "Tor Vergata" - Italy

Guevara Noubir

Northeastern University - USA

Enrico Natalizio

Universit̩ de Technologie de Compi̬gne - France

Matteo Cesana

Politecnico di Milano - Italy

Michael Welzl

University of Oslo - Norway

Lars Eggert

NetApp GmbH, Munich-Germany

Frank Dürr

University of Stuttgart-Germany

Maria Gorlatova

Princeton University-USA

Hengchang Liu

University of Science and Technology China

Pan Hui

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Venue - Spring Creek Ranch

The conference will be hosted at the Spring Creek Ranch located on a wildlife sanctuary almost 1,000 feet above the town of Jackson and has the most spectacular views of the Teton Mountain Range, including the world famous 13,700-foot Grand Teton. Guests can enjoy a 20-person hot tub, a fitness centre, an outdoor pool and a full service spa and wellness centre. A free shuttle to Jackson Hole Resort is provided during the winter months. Granary Restaurant and Rising Sage Cafe are offered on site.

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to reserve a room at a significantly discounted rate (close to 50%). To reserve the room please contact the hotel in one of the ways below and mention that you are part of WONS to receive the negotiated special rate.
  • Phone number: +1 800 443.6139
  • Email: Stephanie Buelow ( )

IMPORTANT: The hotel guarantees the discounted rate only for reservations made by Friday January 13th 2017.
Group Rates (nightly) for Lodging Options:
  • $119.00 Inn Room w/ King Bed or Two Queen Beds.
  • $129.00 Studio – one queen bed, sunken living room, kitchen.
  • $159.00 Suite – two bedrooms or one bedroom and living area w/ connecting bathroom.
  • $249.00 Two Bedroom Harvest Dance Condo.
  • $415.00 Two Bedroom Spirit Dance Condo.

Room rates quoted above are subject to the current sales tax, which is 8%. In addition to the rates set forth above, there will be a daily resort fee of $20/room/night, which shall include: private parking, internet access, business center computer access with printing and faxing capabilities, local phone calls, daily newspapers, lobby coffee, in-room coffee, access to Wilderness Adventure Spa and Wildlife Safari naturalist. Resort fee also covers complimentary regularly scheduled transportation to and from Teton Village and Jackson’s town square. Last, there will be a porterage fee of $5.00 per room per night as well as a housekeeping gratuity of $1.50 per room per night.

TRANSPORTATION: To reserve airport transportation (from the airport to the hotel) one may find a company online or use the service offered by the hotel (there is a charge) by calling 307-733-8833 or emailing at to make a reservation.

Driving Directions

Four major highways serve Jackson Hole: US 26, 89, 189, and 191. Click here for printable driving directions from Salt Lake City UT, Denver CO, Idaho Falls ID, Bozeman MT, and Jackson Hole Airport. You may also use Google Maps to get driving directions from your current location.

Flying to Jackson Hole

IMPORTANT: Before booking your flight tickets note that the technical program will start early morning on Wednesday 22 February 2017.

The Jackson Hole Airport is located entirely within the Grand Teton National Park, at the base of the spectacular Teton mountain range. American, Delta, Frontier, United and United Express all serve Jackson. Schedules vary based on the season. During winter there are direct flights from 13 major US cities including: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Denver, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Chicago, Atlanta, New York Newark and Washington D.C. Click here to visit the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort website for the most up-to-date information. Spring Creek Ranch offers shuttle service to and from the airport as well as scheduled shuttles to the town of Jackson. If you would like to use the airport shuttle service, please call 800-443-6139 at least 72 hours before your scheduled arrival date.

A view of the hotel.


Jean Walrand

About the speaker: Jean Walrand received his Ph.D. in EECS from UC Berkeley and has been on the faculty of that department since 1982. He is the author of An Introduction to Queueing Networks(Prentice Hall, 1988) and Communication Networks: A First Course (2nd ed. McGraw-Hill,1998) and co-author of High-Performance Communication Networks (2nd ed, Morgan Kaufman, 2000), Communication Networks: A Concise Introduction (Morgan & Claypool, 2010), Scheduling and Congestion Control for Communication and Processing networks (Morgan & Claypool, 2010), and Probability in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Amazon, 2014). His research interests include stochastic processes, queuing theory, communication networks, game theory and the economics of the Internet. Prof. Walrand is a Fellow of the Belgian American Education Foundation and of the IEEE and a recipient of the Lanchester Prize, the Stephen O. Rice Prize, the IEEE Kobayashi Award and the ACM Sigmetrics Achievement Award.

Nick Bambos

About the speaker: Dr. Bambos is a Professor at Stanford University, having a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Management Science and Engineering. He heads the Network Architecture and Performance Engineering research group at Stanford, conducting research in wireless network architectures, the Internet infrastructure, packet switching, network management and information service engineering, engaged in various projects of his Network Architecture Laboratory (NetLab). His current technology research interests include high-performance networking, autonomic computing, and service engineering. His methodological interests are in network control, online task scheduling, queueing systems and stochastic processing networks.

Preparing Your Presentation

Both Long and Short papers are presented orally, in sessions S1 through S8. Please refer to our website to find your session and the session's presentation order. Each paper is allocated a time slot of 30 minutes. Note that the time slot includes time for all of setting up, oral presentation, and time for questions. Session chairs are under strict instructions to allow no speaker to overrun his/her time slot. We thus recommend to plan for no more than 20 minutes, else you might run the risk of not being able to engage the audience during Q&A -- or even of having to stop midway through your talk. Please find your session chair no later than 15 minutes before the start of your session to 1) confirm your presentation will be taking place and to 2) arrange for an opportunity to try check compatibility of your equipment (ideally, a computer with VGA video output) to the facilities of WONS. You might also want to coordinate with the session chair how you would like to be introduced.

Camera Ready Instructions

IMPORTANT: Final Manuscripts and Copyright Transfer Agreements must be uploaded via EDAS.

Prior to submitting your camera ready paper please carefully read the following checklist:
  • Study the reviews and incorporate the recommended changes into the camera-ready version of your paper. Moreover, make sure you fix typos and grammar mistakes.
  • Long papers must not exceed 8 pages and short papers must not exceed 4 pages.
  • Check that data in EDAS matches exactly that in the paper (title, list of authors, abstract), as this information will go in the final proceedings and will be used for indexing.
  • The text in your PDF must be searchable, meaning that you should be able to copy-paste the text from any PDF viewer.
  • All your fonts must be embedded.
  • Your document must have no headers, no footers, and no page numbers.
  • The PDF must use the standard IEEE 2-column format with 10-point font. The mandatory IEEE template in Microsoft Word and LaTeX format can be found at the IEEE templates page .
To have an idea about how your paper should look like, take a look at this sample PDF . If your paper is similar to the sample in terms of fonts, margins, etc., your PDF should be fine. Once you complete the checklist, you may validate your PDF using the IEEE PDF eXpress online tool. To do so, login into the PDF eXpress Plus website . If it is the first time you use this tool, you should:
  1. Click on New Users - Click Here
  2. Enter 39912XP for Conference ID, enter your email address, and choose a password
  3. Continue to enter information as prompted. An Online confirmation will be displayed and an email confirmation will be sent verifying your account setup.
If you already have an account, instead, use the email and the password you registered with and 39912XP as the Conference ID.

Once you have validated your PDF using the IEEE PDF eXpress online tool, you must upload your Final Manuscript via EDAS. Use the upload link at "My papers" on EDAS.

If you have any doubts regarding final formatting, please contact us well ahead of the camera-ready deadline. Due to the tight publication timeline, we cannot accommodate any paper for which we have not received a fully compliant camera ready version by the camera-ready deadline. No extensions can be granted. This deadline is
4 December 2016 23:59 PST .

Note also that to be published in the WONS 2017 conference proceedings, at least one author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference and must present the paper at the conference (unless the TPC Chairs grant permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event and this person is qualified both to present and answer questions).

Copyright Transfer Agreement

To allow the proceedings publisher to publish the paper you are required to sign a copyright transfer agreement . Download, print and fill in the form and upload a signed scanned copy via EDAS. Use the upload link in the Copyright column at "My papers" on EDAS. The deadline is
4 December 2016 23:59 PST .

Registration Fees

The registration fees for WONS 2017 are listed in the table below and they are inclusive of:

  • Web-based participant's proceedings
  • Conference pack
  • Welcome reception
  • Morning coffees break with breakfast snacks
  • Afternoon coffee breaks
  • Dinners
Registration type: Early Late
Student (IEEE member) 275 &dollar 375 &dollar
Student (non-IEEE member) 325 &dollar 425 &dollar
Full (IEEE member) 775 &dollar 875 &dollar
Full (non-IEEE member) 825 &dollar 925 &dollar
IEEE Life Member 275 &dollar 375 &dollar

All papers require a full registration from at least one of the authors irrespectively of whether this author is a student or not.
IMPORTANT: Registrations are now open . Please register at this page following the step by step procedure and filling in the required information. In the first step of this procedure you will be prompted to enter an ESVP code. The ESVP code is wons17 .

Please consider the following deadlines for registration:
  • Authors must register within December 16, 2016 .
  • All registrations received from December 16, 2016 till February 21, 2017 will be treated as late.


Tuesday, February 21

18.00 - 19.00 Registration

19.00 - 19.30 Conference Opener

19.30 - 20.30 Reception

Wednesday, February 22

7.30 - 8.00 Breakfast

8.00 - 10.00 S1: Avoiding Interference & Security/Privacy

Chair: Konstantinos Psounis

A Dynamic and Autonomous Channel Selection Strategy for Interference Avoidance in 802.11

Francesco Maturi, Francesco Gringoli and Renato Lo Cigno

On the Feasibility of Collision Detection in Full-Duplex 802.11 Radio

Michele Segata and Renato Lo Cigno

TraceMixer: Privacy-Preserving Crowd-Sensing sans Trusted Third Party

Jan Henrik Ziegeldorf, Martin Henze, Jens Bavendiek and Klaus Wehrle

10.00 - 17.00 Extended break

17.00 - 17.15 Coffee

17.15 - 18.15 Keynote

18.15 - 18.30 Coffee

18.30 - 20.30 S2: Enabling Opportunistic Services

Chair: Falko Dressler

On the Sensitivity of Geo-based Content Sharing to Location Errors

Joerg Ott, Ljubica Pajevic, Ermias Andargie Walelgne, Ari Keränen, Esa Hyytiä and Jussi Kangasharju

The More You Speak, the Less You Hear: On Dynamic Announcement Intervals in Wireless On-demand Networks

Lars Baumgärtner, Pablo Graubner, Jonas Höchst, Anja Klein and Bernd Freisleben

Distributed Proactive Caching in a Group of Selfish Nodes

Ioanna Deli and Ioannis Stavrakakis

Offloading on the Edge: Performance and Cost Analysis of Local Data Storage and Offloading in HetNets

Pavlos Sermpezis; Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos

20.30 Dinner

Thursday, February 23

7.30 - 8.00 Breakfast

8.00 - 10.00 S3: Energy Awareness

Chair: Klaus Wehrle

Active Energy Management for Harvesting Enabled Wireless Sensor Networks

Nouman Ashraf, Waqar Asif, Hassaan Khaliq Qureshi and Marios Lestas

Energy-efficient Analog Sensing for Large-scale, High-density Persistent Wireless Monitoring

Vidyasagar Sadhu, Xueyuan Zhao and Dario Pompili

Energy-aware Restricted Access Window Control with Retransmission Scheme for IEEE 802.11ah (Wi-Fi HaLow) based Networks

Yanru Wang, Kok Keong Chai, Yue Chen, John Schormans and Jonathan Loo

10.00 - 17.00 Extended break

17.00 - 17.15 Coffee

17.15 - 18.15 Keynote

18.15 - 18.30 Coffee

18.30 - 20.30 S4: Novel/Emerging Technologies

Chair: Ioannis Stavrakakis

On the Application of LoRa LPWAN Technology in Sailing Monitoring System

Lingling Li, Jiuchun Ren and Qian Zhu

An Alternative Congestion Control using an Enhanced Contention Based Forwarding for Vehicular Networks

Thiwiza Bellache, Oyunchimeg Shagdar and Samir Tohme

Efficient mmwave wireless backhauling for dense small-cell deployments

Po-Han Huang and Konstantinos Psounis

An SDN Architecture for Under Water Search and Surveillance

Ruolin Fan, Ciaran Mc Goldrick and Mario Gerla

20.30 Dinner

Friday, February 24

8.00 - 8.30 Breakfast

8.30 - 10.00 S5: Challenges in IoT/WSN

Chair: Renato Lo Cigno

Dynamic RPL for Multi-hop Routing in IoT Applications

Harith Yahya, Hayder Al-Kashoash, Yaarob Al-Nidawi, Maria Quezada Mosquera and Andrew H. Kemp

A Handheld Diagnostic System for 6LoWPAN Networks

David Rodenas-Herráiz, Tao Feng, Sarfraz Nawaz, Paul Fidler, Xiaomin Xu and Kenichi Soga

Designing Sensor Networks to Protect Primary Users in Spectrum Access Systems

Matthew A Clark and Konstantinos Psounis

10.00 - 10.15 Coffee

10.15 - 12.15 S6: PHY and MAC

Chair: Mario Gerla

MuTrans: A Multi-Channel Network Coding Approach to Mobile Data Collection

Mansour Abdulaziz and Robert Simon

Inter-operator Dynamic Spectrum Sharing: A Stochastic Optimization Approach

Satya Krishna Joshi, Kapuruhamy Badalge Shashika Manosha, Marian Codreanu and Matti Latva-aho

An SMDP Approach to Optimal PHY Configuration in Wireless Networks

Mark Shifrin, Dennis Goeckel, Daniel Menasché, Asaf Cohen and Omer Gurewitz

Ensuring Quality Services on WiFi Networks for Offloaded Cellular Traffic

Gianluigi Pibiri, Ciaran Mc Goldrick and Meriel Huggard

12.15 - 13.45 Lunch

13.45 - 15.15 S7: Models and Optimizations

Chair: Jan Ruth

Enhancing the Solvability of Network Optimization Problems through Model Augmentations

Amr Nabil, Hanif Sherali and Mustafa ElNainay

Novel Combinatorial Results on Downlink MU-MIMO Scheduling with applications

Yasaman Ghasempour, Narayan Prasad, Mohammad Khojastepour and Sampath Rangarajan

Unnecessary Handover Minimization in Two-Tier Heterogeneous Networks

Mohanad Alhabo and Li Zhang

15.15 - 15.30 Coffee

15.30 - 17.00 S8: Optimizations and Economics

Chair: Konstantinos Psounis

Collaborative Multi-bitrate Video Caching and Processing in Mobile-Edge Computing Networks (Best Paper Award)

Tuyen Tran, Parul Pandey, Abolfazl Hajisami and Dario Pompili

Competition and Investment in On-Demand Networking Technology

Chang Liu, Yuanzhang Xiao, Ermin Wei and Randall A Berry

Promotion of Cooperation in Public Goods Game by Socialized Speed-Restricted Movement

Pengyuan Du and Mario Gerla

17.00 - 17.30 Closing