Future of Wireless Networks (4G, Ad-Hoc, Sensor Networks:
Opportunities and Challenges Ahead
Dr. Mehmet Ulema, Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York, USA
Prof. Ouri Wolfson, University of Illinois at Chicago, USAProf. Hussein Mouftah, University of Ottawa, Canada
Prof. Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, CanadaProf. Tarek Saadawi, City University of New York, USA
Mr. Cahit Paksoy, CEO, Aycell
Next-generation wireless networks and services will be drastically more complex than today's so-called second-generation (2G) systems and wireless LANs (WLANs) . New technologies, new networking schemes, and new services will be part of this changing environment. Groundwork was completed over the past several years for the third-generation (3G) cellular networks. The work already underway for some time now on all-IP based 4G wireless networks. Cellular networks are not the only game in town anymore. Long awaited WLANs are finally here, and their success is overshadowing the 4G-based effort. Carriers are struggling to take advantage of this phenomenon. In addition, we will see a number of fundamentally different wireless network architectures and services. Ad hoc networks and wireless sensor networks are two examples of this paradigm shift in wireless networking. This panel composed of world renown experts in this field will discuss these and address related questions such as the prognosis, what's ahead, and challenges involved in making these a reality.