The 6th Workshop on Resource Allocation in Wireless Networks
4 June 2010, Avignon, France

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Welcome to RAWNET 2010

Future telecommunications networks are expected to provide very high data rates, seamless connections, at higher and often heterogeneous quality-of-service levels, in scenarios with ever increasing mobility. In order to meet these requirements, new generation wireless networks go beyond the classical paradigms of cellular networks and are based on complex interactions. In this scenario, efficient allocation of the available resources and/or cooperation, and/or competition play a strategic fundament role to increase and optimize communication performance of individual nodes or of the global network, and efficiently exploit the available frequency spectrum eventually admitting unlicensed users. This fuelled a vibrant flurry of studies in cooperative communications, spectrum management (cognitive radio), and resource allocation. The investigations involve researches and technicians from the physical, to the networking layers and above and eventually promote joint design within different layers (cross-layer design). Analysis and design of the complex interactions in future communications networks requires contributions from a variety of disciplines, which span from information theory to statistical physics, game theory, optimization, non-commutative algebras and so forth.

The workshop promotes the applications of new methodologies in this field with the aim of providing the participants advanced and innovative tools able to catch the fundamental dynamics of complex interactions. It fosters the presentation of new cooperative protocols and new schemes for resource allocation, novel results in the investigation of the theoretical limits and fundamental tradeoffs between competition and cooperation. The applications can steam from any wireless scenario, from multicell networks to sensor and relay networks, cognitive radio or ad hoc network. In fact, object of the workshop is to provide the participant with a comprehensive, thorough, and unified vision of the resource allocation issue in complex multiuser and multiprovider networks regulated by cooperation and competition.


Keynote Talks:

Invited Talk:

Iordanis Koutsopoulos: Auction mechanisms for network resource allocation

Topics of Interest:

Original contributions in resource allocation and cooperation for wireless networks are solicited in, but not limited to, the following directions:

  • User scheduling (single cell/multicell/OFDMA/relay-multihopingnetwork)
  • Cross-layer design
  • Power-control and energy efficient communications
  • Resource allocation-based interference mitigation
  • Cooperation schemes for interference control, coverage extension(multicell, multihop cooperation)
  • Game theoretic resource allocation
  • Spectrum management (i.e., resource allocation in cognitive radio)
  • Pricing based, auction based schemes in ad-hoc/cellular networks
  • Fairness vs. performance issues
  • Relay selection, cooperative group optimization and resource allocation
  • Scaling laws and information theoretic bounds
  • Diversity/multiplexing trade-offs of cooperation protocols
  • Effect of partial and incomplete channel state information in cooperative systems, and robust designs
  • Practical issues in cooperation strategies for mobile ad-hoc and sensor networks.



Workshop Chair

Slawomir Stanczak
Fraunhofer HHI/MCI

Technical Program Comitee

  • Tansu Alpcan (TU Berlin)
  • Nick Bambos (Stanford University)
  • Randall Berry (Northwestern University)
  • Sem Borst (Bell Laboratories)
  • Merouane Debbah (SUPELEC)
  • Leonidas Georgiadis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
  • Michael Honig (Northwestern University)
  • Mikael Johansson (KTH Stockholm)
  • Eduard Jorswieck (TU Dresden)
  • Gerhard Kramer (USC Los Angeles)
  • Rudolf Mathar (RWTH Aachen)
  • Przemyslaw Pawelczak (UC Los Angeles)
  • Leandros Tassiulas (University of Thessaly)
  • Stavros Toumpis (Athens University of Economics and Business)