workshop totally managed by junior researchers (Ph.D. students or people who has
defended their thesis for no more than 2 years) relative to
area of dynamic wireless networks, evaluated by junior researchers.
Previous edition: IMAGINE 2007
Next edition: IMAGINE 2009
in conjonction with ICALP 2008.
It will take place at Reykjavik - Iceland, on 12 July 2008.
The particularities of IMAGINE
the followings :
- Speakers and PC
members are only junior researchers, i.e. current PhD students
or doctors who have
defended their PhD project for no more than 2 years but the audience is of course not restrictive.
technical program committee is exclusively composed of junior researchers.
role is to select some junior researchers in the fields
dealt with areas of distributed networks (see below).
selected researchers will be invited to present their
work during the workshop.
communication devices will have an enormous impact on our lifestyle
over the next several decades. Wireless
with mobility support is an important enabling technology for pervasive
computing and communications. The emergence of multi-hop wireless
networks raises a number of interesting, and difficult theoretical and
algorithmic issues and will play a key role in development and progress
of these emerging paradigms. Thus, studying dynamic networks (e.g.,
wireless ad hoc
sensor networks) implies studying mobility, algorithms and graph theory
in order to provide reliable and generic theoretical models. To improve
such models, researchers in the field of ad hoc wireless
networks need to understand many tools like graph theory, graph
decomposition, stochastic geometry, mobility models derived
social graphs area, etc.
working in the field of graph theory have developed several tools, like
efficient distributed algorithms and useful graph
or embeddings, for which dynamic and ad hoc
wireless networks studies offer a wide field of applications.
Unfortunately, nowadays, most of researchers studying that fields
work independently of what is done in other research areas.
pursues several goals :
Wireless dynamic networks as well as graph theory need the meeting of
different communities from research areas susceptible to bring
tools to be improved. Therefore, IMAGINE
wants to gather junior researchers in order to promote
pluridisciplinarity in the field of dynamic networks. For this purpose,
this workshop wants to promote surveys done by junior researchers about
their own works.
aims at letting junior researchers around the world
know each other and to have a larger view of the recent results of
their peers, in order to favor future collaboration.
aims at gathering junior researchers working on tools
which may all be useful for studying dynamic wireless networks even if
studied independently and, by this way, contributing to the conference
goals through interaction with other researchers and conference events.
aims at providing a supportive setting for feedback
on junior researchers' current research and guidance on future research
aims at offering each junior researcher comments
and fresh perspectives on their work from peers outside their own
aims at promoting the development of a supportive
community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research.