Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wi-Fi Alliance fires back at GE endorsement of ZigBee | VentureBeat

"Earlier this month, GE officially endorsed ZigBee as the wireless standard of choice for smart appliances in a white paper, but the Wi-Fi guys aren’t having any of it.
The Wi-Fi Alliance released a statement yesterday denouncing the white paper as 'flawed' and 'inaccurate.' Though their response isn’t exactly a surprise, their counterargument merit a look."

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Monday, December 20, 2010

CFP: IP+SN 2011 - Extending the Internet to Low power and Lossy Networks

IP+SN 2011
Extending the Internet to Low power and Lossy Networks

April 11th 2010
Chicago, Illinois
Colocated with CPS Week 2011
http://hinrg.cs.jhu.edu/ip+sn2011/

For nearly a decade, wireless sensor network research and development largely assumed that the Internet architecture was ill-suited for sensor networks. Many in the field argued that the Internet protocols were impractical for the resource constrained devices that were being embedded in the physical world; that the end-to-end architecture was inappropriate for the localized algorithms and in-network processing required to achieve robustness and scalability; and that an architecture designed to accommodate a wide range of applications was unnecessary as sensor networks would be tailored to specific target applications. In the past couple years, the Smart Grid push has placed a pressing need to deploy networks that have an unprecedented scale when compared to existing IP networks (e.g., 10 million end points within a single network targeted by utility manufacturers), allow multi-vendor interoperability, and utilize low-cost communication devices. Sensor networks are considered a natural fit for Smart Grid applications such as Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Home Area Networking (HAN). To address this need, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is working with researchers and practitioners to standardize protocols, such as 6LoWPAN and ROLL, for constrained networks. This workshop solicits articles that describe early experiences with such standards, papers that describe sensor network applications built on top of these standards, as well as research proposals regarding how to extend the standards.

Topics of Interest

Authors are invited to submit papers for presentation at the workshop. The topics of interest include theoretical and empirical work in, but not limited to:

* Experience with 6LoWPAN/RPL implementations
* Experience with IP-based sensornet deployments
* Interoperability results
* Applications of IP-based sensor networks
* Application-level protocols (e.g., work related to the IETF CoRE WG on CoAP)
* End-to-end, IP-based architectures that include sensor networks
* Experience with IP over low-power, duty cycled networks

Important Dates

* Submission Deadline: Feb 14th
* Acceptance Notification: March 4th
* Camera Ready Due: March 21st

Workshop Organization

Co-Chairs
* Andreas Terzis, Johns Hopkins University
* Jonathan Hui, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Technical Program Committee
* Fred Baker, Cisco Systems, Inc.
* Dominique Barthel, France Telecom
* Carsten Bormann, Center for Computing Technology (TZI)
* Thomas Heide Clausen, Ecole Polytechnique
* Adam Dunkels, SICS
* Omprakash Gnawali, Stanford
* Vipul Gupta, Oracle
* Jonathan Hui, Cisco Systems, Inc.
* Cullen Jennings, Cisco Systems, Inc.
* Philip Levis, Stanford
* Andreas Terzis, Johns Hopkins University
* JP Vasseur, Cisco Systems, Inc.

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