The 14th ACM Workshop on Wireless Network
Testbeds, Experimental evaluation & CHaracterization

Technically co-sponsored by the PAWR Project Office and by the EMPOWER program

Due to the still significant statutory lockdowns/travel restrictions in-place due to the coronavirus outbreak, and following the guidelines of the main conference, the organizing committee has decided that ACM WiNTECH 2020 will be held as a virtual (online) workshop. We are going to announce more details of the virtual event soon. Stay safe and healthy!

The increasing complexity of the wireless ecosystem witnessed in recent years has prompted an increasing need of experimental validation of innovative wireless solutions and applications and their coexistence. The WiNTECH workshop has been created to deal with all those methodological, technical and policy issues to be faced when defining, running, controlling and benchmarking experiments on wireless solutions. The workshop, now in its 14th edition, intends to bring together academic researchers and industry players working on different aspects of experimental wireless communications and networking. As such, it serves as a forum for sharing experiences and results with real testbeds, experimental evaluation, prototyping and empirical characterization of wireless technologies.

The workshop will facilitate discussions on unresolved issues, including new laboratory methodologies, key real-life limitations of wireless technologies that have emerged over the past few years (e.g., mmWave, underwater, 5G, IoT, wearables, and SDN), as well as key challenges facing the wireless networking of the future. As WiNTECH concerns experimental communications and networking, it will feature a relatively large demo session as centerpiece, where real testbeds, deployments and prototypes can be demonstrated and discussed. A demo competition is planned.

This year's edition will particularly showcase developments, lesson-learned and new results obtained through platforms for at-scale wireless research such as those in the US NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program, the European 5G-PPP program under the coordination of EMPOWER, and similar programs focused on large-scale experimentation.

All the regular papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their manuscripts to Computer Networks.

In addition to the regular papers, the program of WiNTECH 2020 will also include:

  • Keynote speeches from renowned researchers and practitioners
  • Demos and posters

  • Keynote Speakers:
    Dr. Larry Peterson, Open Networking Foundation
    Dr. Raymond Knopp, Eurecom and OpenAirInterface Software Alliance

    IMPORTANT DATES:
    Paper submission: 15 June 2020
    Notification to authors: 19 July 2020
    Camera ready due: 31 July 2020
    Workshop: 21 September 2020

    POSTERS/DEMOS IMPORTANT DATES:
    Posters/demos submission deadline: 20 July 2020
    Notification to authors: 22 July 2020
    Camera ready due: 31 July 2020
    Workshop: 21 September 2020