ACM International Workshop on Performance Monitoring, Measurement,
and Evaluation of Heterogeneous Wireless and Wired Networks (PM2HW2N 2006)



To be held in conjunction with

The 9th ACM International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis
and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems
(MSWiM 2006)


October 2, 2006
Torremolinos, (Malaga), Spain



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Wireless networks, including ad hoc, sensor, along with ubiquitous, have witnessed over the past few years their fastest growth period and have become increasingly complex. Nonetheless, their performance evaluation and analysis have been conducted mostly through software simulations (e.g. using ns-2 or OPNET tools). Very recently, some research efforts have been directed towards measuring real-world commercial and experimental networks; constructing models based on real-world data and using prototypes to more realistically and comprehensively evaluate the suggested solutions and more specifically validate the assumptions and the conclusions reached via the simulation approach.

The monitoring, measurements, and evaluation of heterogeneous wired and wireless mobile networks poses a new set of unique challenges due to the unique inherent properties of these systems and due to the characteristics of the wireless transmission medium. The aim of this workshop is to bring together scientists, engineers, and practitioners to share and exchange their experiences, discuss challenges, and report state-of-the-art and in-progress research on all aspects of performance measurements, monitoring, and evaluation of heterogeneous wired and wireless mobile networks, including, wireless ad hoc, sensor, and ubiquitous networks. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


- Performance measurement, monitoring, and evaluation tools for heterogeneous wireless and wired networks

- Performance tools for ad hoc, sensor, and ubiquitous networks

- Tracing and trace analysis

- Discrete and continuous models

- Measurement-based performance modelling

- Measurement architectures and systems

- Measurement-based performance comparison

- QoS monitoring and sampling

- Measurement-based optimisation of for heterogeneous wireless and wired networks

- Novel measurement tools of wireless networks

- Performance measurements of ad hoc, sensor, and ubiquitous networks

- Performance analysis and evaluation of mobile services

- Software tools for wireless network performance and evaluation

- Automatic performance analysis

- Performance of wireless and sensor devices

- Mobility modeling and management

- Traffic modelling and engineering

- Prototype implementation of wireless/mobile networks and systems

- Techniques for prototyping wireless networks

- Validation through measurement and prototyping

- Software technologies and systems for rapid prototyping and measurement of wireless networks

- Predictive performance models of ad hoc, sensor, and ubiquitous networks

- Probabilistic models for ad hoc, sensor, and ubiquitous networks

- Improvement in network performance through prototyping

- Performance tools for ad hoc, sensor and ubiquitous networks

- Performance and security issues in ad hoc, sensor, and ubiquitous networks

- Performance and power management control

- Case studies demonstrating the role of performance monitoring, measurement, and evaluation in the design of ad hoc, sensor, and ubiquitous networks

-Applications of performance monitoring, measurement, and evaluation as a feedback to improve network QoS


Workshop Co-Chairs:

M. Ould-Khaoua

University of Glasgow

Glasgow, UK

B. Caminero

University of Castilla-La Mancha
Albacete, Spain


Program Committee (in progress):

K. Al-Begain, Univ. of Glamorgan (UK)

A. Al-Dubai, Napier Univ. (UK)

N. Abu-Ghazaleh,  SUNY,Binghamton (USA)

I. Awan, Univ. of Bradford (UK)

A. Bermudez, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)

L. Bononi, University of Bologna (Italy)

A. Boukerche, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)

C.-C. Shen, Univeristy of Delaware (USA)

J.C. Cano, Technical University of Valencia (Spain)
C. Carrion, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)

M. Colajanni, Univ. of Modena (Italy)

P. Cuenca, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)

F.M. Delicado, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
E. Fleury, INSA de Lyon (France)

V. Gianuzzi, Univ. of Genova (Italy)

E. Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

A. Ksentini, University of Cergy-Pontoise (France)

L.M. Mackenzie, Univ. of Glasgow (UK)

P. Manzoni, Technical University of Valencia (Spain)

G. Min, Univ. of Bradford (UK)

M. Naimi, University of Cergy-Pontoise (France)

S. Nikoletseas, Computer Technology Institute (Greece)

M. S. M. Annoni Notare, Barddal Univ. (Brazil)

S. Olariu, Old Dominion Univ. (USA)

T. Olivares, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
L. Orozco-Barbosa, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
A. Passarella, CNR-IIT, Pisa (Italy)

Y. Pan, Georgia State Univ. (USA)

M. Perez-Malumbres, Miguel Hernandez University (Spain)
F. Quiles, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
P. Ruiz, University of Murcia (Spain)
J.L. Sanchez, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)

M. S. Squillante, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (USA)

A. Shahrabi, Glasgow Caledonian University (UK)

T. Miklos, Technical University of Budapest (Hungary)

S. Yoshida, Kyoto University (Japan)

J. Wu, Florida Atlantic University (USA)

A. Zomaya, Univ. of Sydney (Australia)



 Publicity Chair

M. S.-M. Annoni Notare

Barddal University, Florianopolis, SC





Paper Submission:

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the workshop. The length of the papers should not exceed 10 single-spaced pages, formatted using the ACM style (LaTex2e and MS Word templates can be found at <>).

Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format (or postscript) by sending it as an e-mail attachment to or All papers will be peer reviewed and the comments will be provided to the authors.

Accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings and a special issue will be planned in a scholarly journal to include selected high-quality papers from the workshop.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: 10 June 2006 (extended till 17th June)

Author Notification: 10 July 2006

Final Manuscript: 2 August 2006

Registration: 15 August 2006

Workshop date: 2 October, 2006

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