IEEE HotMesh 2012

June 25, 2012
- San Francisco, CA, USA
Home Call for Papers Committee Submission Instructions Camera-ready Instructions Registration Program

Multi-Hop Wireless Networks: Life After Network Protocols ?

Nitin Vaidya

In the past 20 years, there has been significant research activity on wireless networks, including mesh networks and ad hoc networks. Much of this activity has focused on physical, link and network layer protocols. In this talk, I will try to summarize the large body of research in this area, and also present a brief review of some of my own work.

I will argue that there are significant research opportunities at higher layers as well. In particular, if mesh or ad hoc networks are to be used for distributed collaboration, then a case can be made for development of distributed primitives to facilitate such collaborations. The distributed computing research community has done several decades worth of research on distributed primitives in traditional networks, but the work on primitives that exploit wireless network properties is relatively limited so far. I will suggest some potential research directions in this area, including network-aware distributed algorithms.

Nitin Vaidya is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests span distributed algorithms, fault-tolerant computing, and wireless networks. Nitin has held visiting positions at Technicolor Paris Lab, TU-Berlin, IIT-Bombay, Microsoft Research-Redmond, and Sun Microsystems, as well as a faculty position at the Texas A&M University. He has co-authored papers that received awards at several conferences, including 2007 ACM MobiHoc and 1998 ACM MobiCom. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. Nitin is a Fellow of the IEEE. For more information, please visit

Affiliated to:

Important Dates

Submission due:
February 19, 2012
Acceptance notification:
April 16, 2012
Camera ready:
April 29, 2012
June 25, 2012

Past Editions

Call for papers in
.pdf format