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19 August
20 August
21 August
08:00-09:00   Registration
09:00-10:30   Keynote 1:
Green Communications Using Fibre-connected Massively Distributed Antennas
Keynote 2:
Trends Impacting the Future of Mobile Networks
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30   TueAM-B: Long term evolution engineering 1
TueAM-C: Network Security
WedAM-B: Wireless-enabled P2P networking
WedAM-C: Content-distributed networks
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00   TuePM-B1: Green communications/mobile networking 1
TuePM-C1: Communication networks and architectures for smart grids
WedPM-B: Long term evolution engineering 2
WedPM-C: Localization in wireless/mobile networks
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:30 Registration
TuePM-B2: Green communications/mobile networking 2
TuePM-C2: Self-* networking and mobility
18:30-21:00 Reception Cocktail Gala Dinner

Tuesday, August 20

09:00 - 10:30

Keynote 1: Green Communications Using Fibre-connected Massively Distributed Antennas

Chair: Abderrahim Benslimane (University of Avignon & LIA/CERI, France)

Keynote speaker: Victor C.M. Leung


Biography Victor C. M. Leung received the B.A.Sc. (Hons.) degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia (U.B.C.) in 1977, and was awarded the APEBC Gold Medal as the head of the graduating class in the Faculty of Applied Science. He attended graduate school at U.B.C. on a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship and completed the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 1981.

From 1981 to 1987, Dr. Leung was a Senior Member of Technical Staff at MPR Teltech Ltd. in Canada, specializing in the planning, design and analysis of satellite communication systems. In 1988, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Electronics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He returned to U.B.C. as a faculty member in 1989, and currently holds the positions of Professor and TELUS Mobility Research Chair in Advanced Telecommunications Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a member of the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems at U.B.C. He also holds adjunct/guest faculty appointments at several universities including the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Dr. Leung has co-authored more than 650 technical papers in international journals and conference proceedings, and several of these papers had been selected for best paper awards. His research interests are in the broad areas of wireless networks and mobile systems. Dr. Leung is a registered professional engineer in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society. He is serving on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, Computer Communications, as well as several other journals. Previously, he has served on the editorial boards of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications – Wireless Communications Series, the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and the Journal of Communications and Networks. He has guest-edited many journal special issues, and served on the organizing committees and technical program committees of numerous international conferences. He is a recipient of an IEEE Vancouver Section Centennial Award and a 2012 UBC Killam Research Prize.


Wireless access architectures employing femto- and pico-cell base-stations/access points can reduce power consumption and enhance wireless spectrum utilization by shortening the links and exploiting cooperative and cognitive mechanisms, but co-ordinations between base-stations or access points may incur large overheads. We present a novel architecture that exploits wireless-optical convergence for next generation broadband wireless access employing fibre-connected massively distributed antennas (BWA-FMDA). In this architecture, a large number of distributed antennas are connected via radio over fibres (RoF) to a centralized processing entity to minimize the communication overhead of system co-ordination. The coverage area of the proposed BWA-FMDA system can range from a few tens of square meters in homes and office environments, delivered via IEEE 802.11a/g/n or femto-cell hotspot solutions, to several square kilometers supporting last-mile technologies such as WiMAX, LTE, and LTE-A using pico- and micro-base-stations. This new architecture leads to many new research problems, including the fundamental performance limits of massively distributed antenna systems, improved measurement-based channel models involving massively distributed antennas, advanced radio resource management and access control schemes that approach the performance limits in realistic propagation environments, and improved opto-electronic transceivers designs for low cost active optical cables suitable for RoF applications. In this talk we demonstrate the potentials of BWA-FMDA architecture by considering its application in license-free and licensed wireless systems. We present the cognitive WLAN over fibre (CWLANoF) system, which applies the BWA-FDMA architecture in the license-free ISM band for cooperative spectrum sensing, interference avoidance/mitigation and dynamic channel assignment. In licensed bands, we demonstrate the application of BWA-FMDA to create coordinated multiple point (CoMP) operations of femto-cells, which provides higher spectral efficiency (bps/Hz) and higher energy efficiency (bits/Joule) to enable green communications. Simulation results and address potential research issues are presented for each scenario. We conclude with a short discussion on our current effort to develop and deploy a BWA-FMDA testbed based on commercially available equipment.

11:00 - 12:30

TueAM-B:Long term evolution engineering 1

Chair: Samuel Pierre (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada)

Real-Time Traffic Classification for Unified Communication Networks
Abdelwaha Elnaka (University of Guelph, Canada); Qusay Mahmoud (University of Guelph, Canada)
PGM Structures in Self-Organized Healing for Small Cell Networks
Julio Aráuz (Ohio University, USA)
Traffic Model for Long Term Evolution Networks
Dima Dababneh (Carleton University, Canada); Marc St-Hilaire (Carleton University, Canada); Christian Makaya (Telcordia Technologies, USA)

TueAM-C:Network Security

Chair: Alejandro Quintero (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada)

Approach for Enhancing Data Transfer Security and Performance over Internet
H Kiwan (University of Regina, Canada); Yasser Morgan (University of Regina, Canada)
Performance Analysis of an RFID Key Management Scheme for Vehicular Networks
Qingwei Zhang (University of Ottawa, Canada); Mohammed Almulla (Kuwait University, Kuwait); Azzedine Boukerche (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Botnets in 4G Cellular Networks: Platforms to Launch DDoS Attacks Against the Air Interface
Masood Khosroshahy (Concordia University, Canada); Dongyu Qiu (Concordia University, Canada); Mustafa Mehmet-Ali (Concordia University, Canada)

14:00 - 15:00

TuePM-B1:Green communications/mobile networking 1

Chair: Richard Wilkins (Thomas College & Phoenix Technologies Ltd., USA)

Client-Centric Data Streaming on Smartphones: An Energy Perspective
Abdulhakim Abogharaf (University of Waterloo, Canada); Sagar Naik (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Joint BS Selection and Resource Allocation Model for OFDMA Macro-Femtocell networks incorporating mobility
Rebeca Estrada (ETS, Canada); Hadi Otrok (Khalifa University of Science, Technology & Research (KUSTAR), UAE); Zbigniew Dziong (École de technologie supérieure, University of Quebec, Canada); Hassan Barada (Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, UAE)

Coffee Break

TuePM-C1:Communication networks and architectures for smart grids

Chair: Dana Marinca (PRiSM Laboratory & University of Versailles St. Quentin, France)

On Advantages and Limitations of 3D wireless Grids as Parallel Platforms
Amir Kamali Sarvestani (University of York, United Kingdom); Christopher Crispin-Bailey (University of York, United Kingdom); Jim Austin (University of York, United Kingdom)
Using an Overlay Network to Manage the Renewable Energy in Residential Areas
Ying Qiao (University of Ottawa, Canada); Hussein Mouftah (University of Ottawa, Canada)

Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:30

TuePM-B2:Green communications/mobile networking 2

Chair: Jason Hallstrom (Clemson University, USA)

Current Trends and Perspectives in Wireless Virtualization
Heming Wen (McGill University, Canada); Prabhat Kumar Tiwary (McGill University, Canada); Tho Le-Ngoc (McGill University, Canada)
Wireless Infrastructure for Remote Environmental Monitoring: Deployment and Evaluation
Fan Yang (Clemson University, USA); Vamsi Gondi (Clemson University, USA); Jason Hallstrom (Clemson University, USA); Kuang-Ching Wang (Clemson University, USA); Gene Eidson (Clemson University, USA); Christopher Post (Clemson University, USA)

TuePM-C2:Self-* networking and mobility

Chair: Masood Khosroshahy (Concordia University, Canada)

Self-optimization in legacy networks through offload management
Rachad Maallawi (France, France); Agoulmine Nazim (University of Evry Val d'Essonne, France); Benoit Radier (Orange France Telecom R&D, France); Tayeb Ben Meriem (Orange, France)
Towards Flexible Data Sharing in Multi-Device Mobility Scenarios
Josef Spillner (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany); Sven Bendel (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany); Alexander Schill (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)


Wednesday, August 21

09:00 - 10:30

Keynote 2: Trends Impacting the Future of Mobile Networks

Chair: Samuel Pierre (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada)

Keynote speaker: Laurent Marchand


Since 2012, Laurent Marchand is a system expert in the Ericsson Cloud System Management unit in Montreal. He is involved with the network and system architecture of Ericsson distributed cloud infrastructure. From 1998 to 2012, Laurent Marchand was the Technical Director of the Corporate Ericsson Research unit in Montreal, Canada. Prior to joining the Research Unit, Mr. Marchand was Systems Manager and technical member in the Ericsson TDMA Business Unit where he led Ericsson’s effort in the successful development and deployment of the Digital-AMPS cellular network product. Before joining Ericsson in 1991, Mr. Marchand was head of research and development for a telecom equipment supplier in Ottawa where he worked on the development of a new generation digital switches and on Network Management applications. While a Research Associate at École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1983, he conducted research in optimum design program for the aerospace industry. Mr. Marchand is a member of “Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec” and has been working with Wireless and Internet Technology since 1989 and with computers since 1977. He is a BSC/MSC graduate in Science in Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal.


Cloud computing is the buzzword of the day. It promises lower cost and more environmentally-friendly infrastructure than traditional dedicated servers, specialized boxes, or conventional "hosted-oriented" datacenters. In this presentation, we are providing a brief description of the main aspects associated with a Telco Cloud infrastructure which seem to motivate a growing number of mobile operators to consider moving from the current telecom-style infrastructure, consisting in various telecom servers and specialized gateway nodes, toward a single COTS-based Telco-cloud infrastructure. We will also cover related trends such as Network Functions Virtualization, and Software Defined Networking, along with their associated impacts on M2M communication. Cloud computing is rapidly becoming a paradigm shift in the mobile industry. Academic and private sectors must contribute to the establishment of a cloud infrastructure which is open, environmentally friendly, reliable and secure.

11:00 - 12:30

WedAM-B:Wireless-enabled P2P networking

Chair: Rebeca Estrada (ETS, Canada)

Download Time Reduction Using Recent Performance-Biased Peer Replacement in Stochastic P2P Content Delivery Networks
Richard Wilkins (Thomas College & Phoenix Technologies Ltd., USA); Greg Simco (Nova Southeastern University, USA)
Coping with Flash Crowd in Multi-Channel Live Video Streaming for Peer-to-Peer Networks
Navid Bayat (University of Western Ontario, Canada); Hanan Lutfiyya (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
Host Mobility Management Using Combined MIPv6 and DNS for MANETs
Younchan Jung (The Catholic University of Korea, Korea); Marnel Peradilla (Catholic University of Korea, Korea)

WedAM-C:Content-distributed networks

Chair: Julio Aráuz (Ohio University, USA)

A Cloud-hosted Hybrid Framework for Consuming Web Services on Mobile Devices
Rahnuma Kazi (176 Thorvaldson Bldg., University of Saskatchewan & USASK, Canada)
Intellectus: Multi-Hop Fault Detection Methodology
Tiziana Campana (University College of Dublin, Ireland); Gregory O'Hare (University College Dublin, Ireland)
A Q-Learning Solution for Adaptive Video Streaming
Dana Marinca (PRiSM Laboratory & University of Versailles St. Quentin, France); Dominique Barth (University of Versailles-St Quentin, France); Danny De Vleeschauwer (Alcatel-Lucent, Belgium)

14:00 - 15:00

WedPM-B:Long term evolution engineering 2

Chair: Abderrahim Benslimane (University of Avignon & LIA/CERI, France)

A QoE Preserving M2M-Aware Hybrid Scheduler for LTE Uplink
Isam Abdalla (University of Texas at Dallas, USA); Subbarayan Venkatesan (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
SDMA: A Semi-Distributed Mobility Anchoring in LTE Networks
Gurusanthosh Pabbisetty (IIT Madras, India); Ahmad Rostami (Technical University of Berlin, Germany); Manivasakan (IIT, Chennai, India)

WedPM-C:Localization in wireless/mobile networks

Chair: Ahmad Rostami (Technical University of Berlin, Germany)

Indoor Positioning using Magnetic Compass and Accelerometer of Smartphones
Rashid Rashidzadeh (University of Windsor, Canada); Paramvir Singh Nagpal (University of Windsor, Canada)
Comparative Analysis of RSSI-based Indoor Localization when using Multiple Antennas in Wireless Sensor Networks
Safa Hamdoun (University Paris-Est, France); Abderrezak Rachedi (University Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France); Abderrahim Benslimane (University of Avignon & LIA/CERI, France)