SpaSWiN 2007


Workshop on Spatial Stochastic Models in Wireless Networks

April 16, 2007, Limassol, Cyprus

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Call for Papers


Spatial distributions of senders, receivers and relaying devices are an essential feature of wireless networks, whose models need therefore to borrow methods and tools from stochastic geometry and random graph theory. The art of modeling wireless networks is strongly multi-disciplinary, combining random graphs and spatial processes with information theory, combinatorics, control and game theory, performance analysis and network protocols. Modelling mobility is also quite important in practice. The goal of this third SpaSWiN is to build on the success of the first its installments held in Garda (Italy, 2005) and in Boston (US, 2006) to bring together researchers from the various disciplines involved in developing and analyzing spatial models of wireless communications. We hope to provide a platform for fruitful communication of ideas across disciplines and interaction between theory and applications.


We are soliciting abstracts that report on recent advances on spatial (stochastic) models of wireless networks as well as more theoretical papers with of potential interest to wireless networks.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Spatial point processes and stochastic geometry

       Discrete and continuum percolation

       Random graphs

       Methods of statistical physics

       Scaling laws for wireless multi-hop networks (connectivity, capacity, delay, etc.)

       Distributed routing and scheduling protocols and algorithms


Network information theory

        Power and topology control



        3G and CDMA networks

        Applications to wireless sensor networks

        Applications to ad hoc and hybrid networks



Important Dates

Complete abstracts due:
Notification of Acceptance:
Camera-ready Manuscripts due:

Dec. 15, 2006
Jan. 31, 2007
Mar. 1, 2007



Authors are invited to submit titles and extended abstracts. Submitted manuscripts should not exceed 6 pages in length, including figures, appendix and bibliography. Abstracts should be formatted in two columns with a point size greater or equal to 10pt. Submissions will be done electronically in Adobe PDF format. Accepted abstracts will be published in (post)-workshop materials, with the copyright left to the authors. Authors will be offered the possibility to have their 6-page abstract listed in the IEEE XPlore as well as in the IEEE digital library, with IEEE publication status.


George Kesidis (Penn State, USA), co-chair, kesidis at engr dot psu dot edu

Takis Konstantopoulos (Heriot-Watt, UK), co-chair, takis at ma dot hw dot ac dot uk

Francois Baccelli (ENS/INRIA, Paris, France)

Bartek Blaszczyszyn (ENS/INRIA, Paris, France)

Eric Fleury (INSA, France)

Ayalvadi Ganesh (Microsoft, Cambridge, UK)

Armand Makowski (University of Maryland, USA)

Petteri Mannersalo (VTT, Finland)

Massimo Franceschetti (UC San Diego, USA)

Volker Schmidt (Universitaet Ulm, Germany)

Evgueni Spodarev (Universitaet Ulm, Germany)

Patrick Thiran (EPFL, Switzerland)

Gustavo de Veciana (University of Texas at Austin, USA)

Sergei Zuyev (University of Strathclyde, UK)




Venue, registration, travel and accommodation information is available at the WiOpt 2007 web site