General Chair

Mohammad S. Obaidat
Monmouth Univ., NJ, USA

Program Chairs

Jose Marzo
Univ. of Girona, Spain

Helena Szczerbicka
Univ. of Hannover, Germany

Program Vice Chairs

Pawel Gburzynski
Univ. of Alberta, Canada

José Luis Sevillano
Univ. of Seville, Spain

Tutorials and Special Sessions Chair

S. Dharmaraja
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India

Awards Chair

Franco Davoli
Univ. of Genoa, Italy

Publicity Committee

Essia Elhafsi
Univ. of California-Riverside, USA (Chair)

Jong Hyuk Park
Kyungnam Univ., Korea

Farid Naït-Abdesselam
Univ. of Sciences & Technologies of Lille, France

Abdelmajid Khelil
Technical Univ. of Darmstadt, Germany

Local Arrangement Chair

Graham Shanks
Baesystems, UK


Antonio Bueno
Univ. of Girona, Spain

Michael J. Chinni

Publication Chair

Pere Vilà
Univ. of Girona, Spain

SPECTS 2008 - Special Sessions

Special Session 1: Bio-inspired Wireless Networks


Scope and topics

With the increasing complexity of wireless networks, the task of network management is becoming more and more difficult to handle. Wireless networks are becoming too complex for even the most skilled system integrators to install, configure, and maintain. Therefore it is desirable that they would be fully autonomic – able to manage themselves following high level objectives defined by network administrators. This goal implies a need for distributed computational environments that would function with often very limited resources such as bandwidth, energy, or processing capability of wireless devices.

Nature has demonstrated itself to be efficient in dealing with many of these limitations, often in a more efficient way than the human-designed counterparts. Therefore there has been significant interest in applying ideas based on natural systems in the wireless communications domain.

This special session aims at bringing together contributions that apply ideas inspired by natural systems to wireless networks. It will address leading edge research ranging from theory to experimental evaluation and tools. The topics include but are not limited to:

The deadlines for paper submission and acceptance notification will follow the deadlines set by the SPECTS conference.