Mobile Networks: Algorithms and Systems

16th International School for Computer Science Researchers
Lipari Island, July 11 - July 24, 2004


The Sixteenth International School for Computer Science Researchers addresses Ph.D. students and young researchers who want to get exposed to the forefront of research activity in the field of Mobile Networks: Algorithms and Systems.

The school will be held in the beautiful surroundings of the Island of Lipari. Participants will be arranged in a comfortable hotel at very special rates. The conference room (in the same hotel) is air-conditioned and equipped with all conference materials. Special areas are reserved to students for the afternoon coursework and study. The island of Lipari can be easily reached from Milazzo, Palermo, Naples, Messina and Reggio Calabria by ferry or hydrofoil (50 minutes from Milazzo).

Two kinds of participants are welcome. Students: Participants who are expected to attend all classes, do afternoon courseworks and take a final exam. Auditors: participants who are not interested in taking the final exam. Auditors who would like to participate one week only, have to pay a registration fee of 300 Euro (late registration fee 350 Euro). Up to 60 students and a limited number of additional auditors will be admitted. Deadline for application is March 31, 2004. Applicants must include a short curriculum vitae and specify two professors whom recommendation letters will be asked to, if deemed necessary. Applicants will be notified about admission by April 14, 2004. Registration fee is 550 Euro (late registration 650 Euro). The fee covers bus+hydrofoil Catania airport-Lipari-Catania airport, social tour to Salina and dinner on the beach of Vulcano, free bus transportation within Lipari island.

The official language is English.


Prof. Maurizio Bonuccelli, (University of Pisa / ISTI CNR), Co-Chair
Prof. Alfredo Ferro, (University of Catania), Co-Chair
Prof. Sergio Palazzo, (University of Catania ), Co-Chair


First week (July 12 - July 16)

Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA
“Sensor Networks”

Prof. Mario Gerla , UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
“Wireless Local Area Networks and Personal Area Networks”

Prof. Leandros Tassiulas, University of Thessaly, Greece
“Quality of Service support in Wireless Networks”

Prof. Michele Zorzi, University of Padova, ITALY
“Wireless Channel Modeling and Cross-Layer Energy-Efficient Design”

Second week (July 19 - July 23)

Prof. Antony Acampora , UCSD, San Diego, USA
“Resource Allocation Techniques in in Mobile Netwoks”

Prof. Thomas La Porta , Bell Labs, Holmdel, USA
“All-IP Mobile Networks”

Prof. Luca Salgarelli , University of Brescia, ITALY
“Security in Mobile Networks: Algorithms, Protocols and Systems”

Prof. Nitin Vaidya , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
“Ad-Hoc Networks”