ACM MSWiM 2014


The 17th ACM MSWiM 2014 Symposium includes the following tutorials:


" Modeling and Simulation of Vehicular Area Networks"

Evaluation and validation of algorithms and protocols in vehicular area networks is challenging and requires the support of simulators in most cases due to the restrictions on cost and scalability. There are some challenges in identifying fit and building a simulators that best fit into the characteristics of VANets and particularly to a especific VANet application. As for the basics, simulators need to reproduce the communication of networks together with the mobility of vehicles in a given simulated area. Some simulators and simulation frameworks have been developed, but they most of them combining pre-existing mobility and networking simulators in one solution, limiting the realism and restricting analysis. In this tutorial, we show the modeling and simulation of VANets through a methodology that emphasizes on the design of a real-time, realistic 3D visualization for VANet simulations, which makes use of 3D-modeled real-world maps.

The tutorial will be presented at an introductory to intermediate level aiming a broad audience consisting of graduate students, engineers and researchers who are interested in the role of modeling, simulation, and vehicular area networks.

Robson E. De Grande, University of Ottawa, Canada

Robson E. De Grande is a Research Associate at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Canada, and he is also the Network Manager of the NSERC DIVA Strategic Research Network. Dr. De Grande holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Ottawa, Canada, 2012, and he received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from the Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil in 2004 and 2006, respectively. His research interests include modeling and simulation, High Level Architecture, high performance computing, Cloud computing, distributed systems, large-scale distributed simulations, and networking.

Azzedine Boukerche, University of Ottawa, Canada

Azzedine Boukerche (FIEEE, FEiC, FCAE, FAAAS) is a full professor and holds a Canada Research Chair position at the University of Ottawa (Ottawa). He is the founding director of the PARADISE Research Laboratory, School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE), Ottawa. Prior to this, he held a faculty position at the University of North Texas, and he was a senior scientist at the Simulation Sciences Division, Metron Corp., San Diego. He was also employed as a faculty member in the School of Computer Science, McGill University, and taught at the Polytechnic of Montreal. He spent an year at the JPL/NASA-California Institute of Technology, where he contributed to a project centered about the specification and verification of the software used to control interplanetary spacecraft operated by JPL/NASA Laboratory. His current research interests include Wireless Ad Hoc and sensor networks, wireless networks, mobile and pervasive computing, wireless multimedia, QoS service provisioning, performance evaluation and modeling of large-scale distributed systems, distributed computing, large-scale distributed interactive simulation, and parallel discrete-event simulation. He has published several research papers in these areas. He served as a guest editor for the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (special issue for routing for mobile ad hoc, special issue for wireless communication and mobile computing, and special issue for mobile ad hoc networking and computing), ACM/Kluwer Wireless Networks, ACM/Kluwer Mobile Networks Applications, and Journal of Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing. He has been serving as an Associate Editor of ACM Computing Surveys, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed systems, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, Wiley International Journal of Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing, Wileys Security and Communication Network Journal, Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal, IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine, Elseviers Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, and SCS Transactions on Simulation. He was the recipient of the Best Research Paper Award at IEEE/ACM PADS 1997, ACM MobiWac 2006, ICC 2008, ICC 2009 and IWCMC 2009, and the recipient of the Third National Award for Telecommunication Software in 1999 for his work on a distributed security systems on mobile phone operations. He has been nominated for the Best Paper Award at the IEEE/ACM PADS 1999 and ACM MSWiM 2001. He is a recipient of an Ontario Early Research Excellence Award (previously known as Premier of Ontario Research Excellence Award), Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award, Glinski Research Excellence Award, IEEE CS Golden Core Award, IEEE Canada Gotlieb Medal Award, IEEE ComSoc Expectional Leadership Award, IEEE TCPP Excpetional Leadership Award.
He is a cofounder of the QShine International Conference on Quality of Service for Wireless/Wired Heterogeneous Networks (QShine 2004). He served as the general chair for the Eighth ACM/IEEE Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems, and the Ninth ACM/IEEE Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Application (DS–RT), the program chair for the ACM Workshop on QoS and Security for Wireless and Mobile Networks, ACM/IFIPS Europar 2002 Conference, IEEE/SCS Annual Simulation Symposium (ANNS 2002), ACM WWW 2002, IEEE MWCN 2002, IEEE/ACM MASCOTS 2002, IEEE Wireless Local Networks WLN 03–04; IEEE WMAN 04–05, and ACM MSWiM 98–99, and a TPC member of numerous IEEE and ACM sponsored conferences. He served as the vice general chair for the Third IEEE Distributed Computing for Sensor Networks (DCOSS) Conference in 2007, as the program cochair for GLOBECOM 2007–2008 Symposium on Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, and for the 14th IEEE ISCC 2009 Symposium on Computer and Communication Symposium, and as the finance chair for ACM Multimedia 2008. He also serves as a Steering Committee chair for the ACM Modeling, Analysis and Simulation for Wireless and Mobile Systems Conference, the ACM Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Ubiquitous Networks, and IEEE/ACM DS–RT.