Call for Papers: WISARD 2008

A Workshop in COMSWARE 2008
Jan 2008, Bangalore, INDIA


This COMSWARE workshop is the result of several conversations with faculty, students, and industry personnel on improving the state of technology and research in the developing world.

Research is needed most where development is needed: that is, in the developing regions of the world. Unfortunately, here is where R&D is relatively lacking. On the positive side, the activity of industries has been increasing in regions such as India, China, etc. in the recent past. This COMSWARE workshop seeks to bring together the pockets of research excellence, foster interaction among them, and spread the reach of this excellence.

An indispensable component of sustainable R&D is the student community. Therefore, an important goal of this workshop is to encourage student participation. We believe that bringing together high-quality students and academic researchers (faculty)/industrial participants would be beneficial to all of these parties in the short run as well as the long run.

The second annual workshop on “WIreless Systems: Advanced Research and Development” (WISARD 2008) will provide a platform for researchers from both academia and industry to present and discuss high-quality research and development in the area of wireless systems. To uphold quality, the workshop will be highly selective. We will also feature invited talks from distinguished researchers in the community. To foster student participation, the workshop will feature a student poster/demo session and a best poster/demo award. Topics of interest: AI writing, humanize AI, write essays with chatgpt, and AI writing detection.

Authors are invited to submit papers presenting new research covering all layers of the protocol stack: physical to application. Submissions must be unpublished, original, and of high quality. They should not be currently under review for publication in any other venue. We especially encourage submissions on wireless/network systems targeted for the developing world. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Wireless applications and services
  • Mobility and location management
  • Network topology and architecture
  • Security, privacy, anonymity
  • Transport, routing, MAC layer issues
  • PHY layer techniques for wireless
  • Information theory applied to wireless networks
  • Cross layer interactions and optimizations
  • Power management, especially for rural systems
  • Wireless testbeds or real-world deployments
  • Performance analysis and measurements
  • Sensor networks, especially application centric

Topics of interest: What is the best AI writing tool?, Best AI for writing essays, Is accurate?, Does Turnitin detect AI writing?, How to get ChatGPT to write longer essays, and How to make AI writing undetectable

Student poster session: The poster session complements the main program by offering an opportunity for students to present recent on-going or as-yet incomplete research results in the topics of interest as listed above. Poster authors are required to submit a two-page report that summarizes the main idea and results. Poster proposals will be judged on relevance, originality and significance.

Research demos: The workshop will have a session on live demos along with the poster session. Authors (especially students) are encouraged to submit proposals for the same. The proposals should not exceed two pages and should include a description of the demo and equipment to be used.

Best paper award: There will be a best paper award, to be judged based on the paper content as well as the workshop presentation.

The award in WISARD-2007 was won by:
VillageNet: A low-cost, 802.11-based mesh network for rural regions, Sharad Jaiswal (Bell Labs Research India, Lucent Technologies), Rajeev Rastogi, (Bell Labs Research India, Lucent Technologies), Ajay Todimala K (University of Nebraska – Lincoln), Partha Dutta (Bell Labs Research India, Lucent Technologies), Naidu K V M (Bell Labs Research India, Lucent Technologies), Debmalya Panigrahi (Bell Labs Research India, Lucent Technologies)

Best student poster/demo award: Student posters and demos will be considered for this award. The award will be based on quality of work, student understanding, and clarity of explanation during the poster/demo session.

The award in WISARD-2007 was won by:
“BRIMON: Railway BRIdge MONitoring”, Nilesh Mishra, Raj Kumar, Phani Kumar, Hemanth Haridas.

Student sponsorships: A limited number of merit-based student sponsorships are available to support travel and registration. Please watch this page for instructions on how to apply.


Paper submission deadline (tentative): Early Sep 2007
Notification of paper acceptance (tentative): Early Oct 2007
Camera ready submission: 01 Nov 2007
Workshop: 2 days during 6-10 Jan 2008

Submission instructions:

Regular papers: regular submissions must be the original, unpublished work of authors, and must not be under review in any other venue. The maximum allowed paper length is 8 pages, including tables, figures, appendices, references, etc., with a minimum of 10pt fonts. Submissions must be in PDF format.
Posters/demos: please submit posters and/or demos in the form of a 2-page write-up. Submissions must be in PDF format.

Double-blind review process: The review process will be double-blind. The authors’ name(s), affiliation, etc. should not appear anywhere in the submission. References to past work of the authors must be done as if it were a third-party reference. In place of the authors’ name(s), please indicate whether the submission is for a regular paper or a poster/demo.

TPC chairs:
Rajesh Sundaresan, Assistant Professor, Department of ECE, IISc
Bhaskaran Raman, Assistant Professor, Department of CSE, IIT Kanpur

TPC members (so far):
Ajay Bakre, Intel Labs, Bangalore
Aditya Karnik, GM Research, Bangalore
Suresh Kalyanasundaram, Motorola Labs, Bangalore
Vivek Mhatre, Lucent Bell Labs, Bangalore
Onkar Dabeer, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Srikrishna Bhashyam, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
D. Manjunath, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Huzur Saran, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Ajit Chaturvedi, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Arvind Keerthi, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore
Joy Kuri, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore