Technical Sessions


Nelson Fonseca, University of Campinas, Brazil
Xiaodong Wang,
Columbia University, USA

Technical Program Committee

GE01: Current Issues in Communications
Tuesday 30 November, 14:00 – 17:30
Chair: Bill Lin (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Room: Cumberland B

GE01-1: A Secure Multicast Scheme for Anti-Collusion Fingerprinted Video
Hong Zhao, K. J. Ray Liu (University of Maryland, College Park, USA)
GE01-2: Maintaining Exact Statistics Counters with a Multi-level Counter Memory
Michael Roeder, Bill Lin (University of California, San Diego, USA)
GE01-3: Max–Min Resource Allocation in a Network Processor
Sang-Yoon Yi, Minsu Shin, Junsung Kim, Sachin Lal Shrestha, Song Chong (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea)
GE01-4: Towards Interoperability Test Generation of Time Dependent Protocols: A Case Study
Zhiliang Wang, Jianping Wu, Xia Yin (Tsinghua University, P.R. China)
GE01-5: Approximation Error Analysis for Transform-based Lossless Audio Coding
Yoshikazu Yokotani, Soontorn Oraintara, K. R. Rao (University of Texas at Arlington, USA); Ralf Geiger, Gerald Shuller (Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology, Germany)
GE01-6: Reconciliation Puzzles
Vikas Chauhan, Ari Trachtenberg (Boston University, USA)
GE01-7: Mobile Agent Platform Design Optimizations for Minimizing Network Overhead and Latency in Agent Migrations
Damianos Gavalas (University of Aegean, Greece)
GE01-8: Active Misconfiguration Detection in Ethernet Networks Based on Analysis of End-to-End Anomalies
Antonio Magnaghi (Fujitsu Laboratories of America, USA); Jingsha He (Beijing University of Technology, P.R. China); Takafumi Chujo, Tsuneo Katsuyama (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan)

GE02: Multimedia
Tuesday 30 November, 14:00 – 17:30
Chair: Dapeng Wu (University of Florida, USA)
Room: Cumberland C

GE02-1: Tandem Voice Communications: Digital Cellular, VoIP, and Voice Over Wi-Fi
Jerry D. Gibson (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA); Bo Wei (Southern Methodist University, USA)
GE02-2: Sequence of Linear Programming for Fine-Scalable Coded Image Transmission with Delay Bound
Xiao Su (San Jose State University, USA); Tao Wang (Synopsys Inc., USA)
GE02-3: Smooth Quality Streaming of Live Internet Video
Dimitrios Miras, Graham Knight (University College London, UK)
GE02-4: Adaptive Rate Control for Real-Time Packet Audio Based on Loss Prediction
Lopamudra Roychoudhuri, Ehab S. Al-Shaer (Depaul University, USA)
GE02-5: Real-Time Ubiquitous Multimedia Streaming Using Rate-Distortion-complexity Models
Mihaela van der Shaar (University of California, Davis, USA); Yiannis Andreopoulos (Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium); Qiong Li (BrainMedia, USA)
GE02-6: Dynamic Threshold-based Call Admission Framework for Prioritized Multimedia Traffic in Wireless Cellular Networks
Nidal Nasser, Hossam Hassanein (Queen’s University, Canada)
GE02-7: Dynamic Distortion Control for 3-D Embedded Wavelet Video over Multi-user OFDM Networks
Guan-Ming Su, Zhu Han, Min Wu, K. J. Ray Liu (University of Maryland, College Park, USA)
GE02-8: Split-Engine Packet Classification: A Novel Approach to Multi-field Packet Classification on High Performance Routers with QoS Support
F. Tobajas, V. Cañero, V. De Armas, R. Esper-Chaín, R. Arteaga, R. Sarmiento (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)

GE03: Traffic Modeling
Tuesday 30 November, 14:00 – 17:30
Chair: Xun Su (Caltech, USA)
Room: Cumberland D

GE03-1: A Novel Approach to Model TCP Traffic
Anh-Tuan Trinh, Sándor Molnár (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)
GE03-2: Effective Bandwidths under Dynamic Weighted Round Robin Scheduling
Houjin Lia, Changcheng Huang (Carleton University, Canada); Michael Devetsikiotis (North Carolina State University, USA); Gerard Damm (Alcatel, Canada)
GE03-3: A Method of Bandwidth Dimensioning and Management Using Flow Statistics
Ryoichi Kawahara, Shuichi Sumita, Takeo Abe, Keisuke Ishibashi (NTT Corporation, Japan); Asaka Takuya (Kyoto University, Japan)
GE03-4: A New Prediction Method of Alpha-stable Processes for Self-similar Traffic
Ge Xiaohu (Huazhong University of Science & Technology, P.R. China); Shaokai Yu, Won-Sik Yoon, Yong-Deak Kim (Ajou University, Korea)
GE03-5: A Novel Network Traffic Predictor Based on Multi-fractal Traffic Characteristic
Gabriel Rocon Bianchi, Flávio Henrique Teles Vieira, Lee Luan Ling (State University of Campinas, Brazil)
GE03-6: A Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Internet Aggregate Traffic at the Flow Level
Luciano Rodrigues, Paulo Roberto Guardieiro (Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil)
GE03-7: Path Integrity aware Traffic Engineering
Attila Takács, András Császár, József Bíró, Róbert Szabó, Tamás Henk (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)

GE04: DiffServ and AQM
Wednesday 1 December, 8:30 – 12:00
Chair: Nelson Fonseca (State University of Campinas, Brazil)
Room: Cumberland B

GE04-1: A Robust Packet Scheduling Algorithm for Proportional Delay Differentiation Services
Jianbin Wei, Cheng-Zhong Xu (Wayne State University, USA); Xiaobo Zhou (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA)
GE04-2: Redesigning an Active Queue Management System
Deepak Agrawal, Fabrizio Granelli (University of Trento, Italy)
GE04-3: Hierarchical Scheduling for DiffServ Classes
Mei Yang (University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA); Jianping Wang (Georgia Southern University, USA); Enyue Lu (Salisbury University, USA); S. Q. Zheng (The University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
GE04-4: Link Utilization Based AQM and Its Performance
Manoj K. Agarwal, Rajeev Gupta (IBM India Research Laboratory, India); Vivekanand Kargaonkar (Indian Institute of Technology, India)
GE04-5: Diagonal Tuple Space Search: A Multi-dimensional Packet Classification Scheme
Mikko Alutoin, Pertti Raatikainen (VTT Information Technology, Finland)
GE04-6: Fairness of AQM Schemes for TCP-friendly Traffic
Gwyn Chatranon (University of Pittsburgh, USA); Miguel A. Labrador (University of South Florida, USA); Sujata Banerjee (Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, USA)
GE04-7: Core-Stateless Proportional Fair Queuing for AF Traffic
Gang Cheng, Kai Xu, Ye Tian, Nirwan Ansari (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)
GE04-8: Design Objectives of Optimal Active Queue Management Controllers
Michele M. de A. Espíndula Lima (State University of West Paraná, Brazil); Nelson L. S.
da Fonseca, José C. Geromel (State University of Campinas, Brazil)

GE05: Wireless Networks and Communications I
Wednesday 1 December, 8:30 – 12:00
Chair: Georgios Lazarou (Mississippi State University, USA)
Room: Cumberland C

GE05-1: Information Flow Based Routing Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks
Yeling Zhang, Nasir Memon (Polytechnic University, USA); Mahalingam Ramkumar (Mississippi State University, USA)
GE05-2: Distributed Algorithms for Maximum Lifetime Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks
Ritesh Madan, Sanjay Lall (Stanford University, USA)
GE05-3: Performance Analysis of IEEE 802.11e EDCA by a Unified Model
Jie Hui, Mihail Devetsikiotis (North Carolina State University, USA)
GE05-4: Mobile Localization Using Doppler Symmetric Constraint in Case of Non-Line-of-Sight
Q. Wan, W. L. Yang (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, P.R. China); Y. N. Peng (Tsinghua University, P.R. China)
GE05-5: A Near-Optimal Reinforcement Learning Scheme for Energy Efficient Point-to-Point Wireless Communications
Charles Pandana, K. J. Ray Liu (University of Maryland, College Park, USA)
GE05-6: Distributed Power and Admission Control for Time Varying Wireless Networks
Tim Holliday, Andrea Goldsmith, Peter Glynn, Nick Bambos (Stanford University, USA)
GE05-7: Design of Pseudo-random Spreading Sequences for CDMA Systems
Jian Ren, Tongtong Li (Michigan State University, USA)
GE05-8: Joint Cooperative Diversity and Scheduling in Low Mobility Wireless Networks
Armin Wittneben, Ingmar Hammerström, Marc Kuhn (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland)

GE06: Coding and Modulation I
Wednesday 1 December, 14:00 – 17:30
Chair: Ruifeng Zhang (Drexel Univ., USA)
Room: Cumberland C

GE06-1: Noncoherent Iterative Demodulation and Decoding of Serially Concatenated Coded MSK
Mostofa K. Howlader, Xiaolin Luo (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA)
GE06-2: Doubly-Iterative Equalization of Space–Time Bit-Interleaved Coded Modulation
Mutlu Koca (Bogaziçi University, Turkey); Bernard C. Levy (University of California, Davis, USA)
GE06-3: Performance Analysis of Combined Convolutional Coding and Space–Time Block Coding with Antenna Selection: A Kalman Filter Structure
Xiang Nian Zeng, Ali Ghrayeb (Concordia University, Canada)
GE06-4: Estimation of Time and Frequency Selective Channels in OFDM Systems
Wei Chen, Ruifeng Zhang (Drexel University, USA)
GE06-5: Combined M-ary Code Shift Keying/Binary Pulse Position Modulation for Ultra-wideband Communications
Serhat Erküçük, Dong In Kim (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
GE06-6: Increasing Time Domain Diversity in OFDM Systems
Armin Dammann, Ronald Raulefs (German Aerospace Center, Germany)
GE06-7: A Nonlinear Filtering Approach for Demodulation over Rician Flat Fading Channels
Jiang Li, Qilian Liang, Michael T. Manry (University of Texas at Arlington, USA)
GE06-8: Adaptive I/Q Imbalance Compensation for RF Transceivers
Hsin-Hung Chen, Jiunn-Tsair Chen, Po-Chiun Huang (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan); Kun-Yii Tu, Young-Kai Chen (Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, USA)

Wednesday 1 December, 14:00 – 17:30
Chair: Ka-Cheong Leung (Texas Tech. Univ., USA)
Room: Cumberland D

GE07-1: Objective Window Adaptation for Transport Protocols under Imperfect Information
Sai S. Oruganti (Ace IC Designs, Inc., USA); Michael Devetsikiotis (North Carolina State University, USA)
GE07-2: Improving TCP Robustness under Reordering Network Environment
Changming Ma, Ka-Cheong Leung (Texas Tech University, USA)
GE07-3: On Shaping TCP Traffic at Edge Gateways
Huan-Yun Wei, Shih-Chiang Tsao, Ying-Dar Lin (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
GE07-4: A Cross-Layer Scheme for TCP Performance Improvement in Wireless LANs
Dzmitry Kliazovich, Fabrizio Granelli (University of Trento, Italy)
GE07-5: Detection of TCP Performance Degradation Using Link Utilization Statistics
Keisuke Ishibashi, Ryoichi Kawahara, Aida Masaki (NTT Corporation, Japan); Asaka Takuya (Kyoto University, Japan)
GE07-6: A Study on High Speed TCP Protocols
Lori A. Dalton, Ciji Isen (Texas A&M University, USA)
GE07-7: On-the-Fly TCP Path Selection Algorithm in Access Link Load Balancing
Ying-Dar Lin, Shih-Chiang Tsao, Un-Pio Leong (National ChiaoTung University, Taiwan)
GE07-8: State Correction After Re-Routing with Reduced State Resource Reservation Protocols
András Császár, Attila Takács (Ericsson Research Hungary, Hungary); Róbert Szabó, Tamás Henk (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)

GE08: Wireless Networks and Communications II
Wednesday 1 December, 14:00 – 17:30
Chair: Joseph B. Evans (Kansas Univ., USA)
Room: Cumberland A

GE08-1: A Collision-controlled MAC Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks and Multi-hop Wireless LANs
Chi-Hsiang Yeh (Queen's University, Canada)
GE08-2: Analytically Derived Uplink/Downlink TOA and 2D-DOA Distributions with Scatterers in a 3D Hemispheroid Surrounding the Mobile
Andriy Yakovich Olenko (Kyiv University, Ukraine); Kainam Thomas Wong, Javad Ahmadi-Shokouh (University of Waterloo, Canada)
GE08-3: Pilot Power Ratio Design for Hierarchical CDMA Systems in Supporting Multi-class Services
Li-Chun Wang, Shu-Yi Cheng (National Chiao Tung University, ROC)
GE08-4: Impact of Mobility on the BER Performance of Multi-hop Ad Hoc Wireless Networks
G. Ferrari (Università di Parma, Italy;Carnegie Mellon University, USA); S. Panichpapiboon, N. Wisitpongphan, O. K. Tonguz (Carnegie Mellon University, USA); R. Chokshi (Carnegie Mellon University, USA; Honeywell Labs, USA)
GE08-5: Impact of Imperfect Channel State Information upon the Outage Capacity of Rayleigh Fading Channels
Jordi Diaz, Zoran Latinovic, Yeheskel Bar-Ness (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)
GE08-6: Performance of MC-MFSK Systems with IIC-based Multi-user Detection over Rayleigh Fading Channels
Zhan Yu (National University of Singapore, Singapore); Tjeng Thiang Tjhung, Chin Choy Chai (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore)
GE08-7: Adaptive Modulation using Variable-size Burst for Spectrally Efficient Interference Suppression in Wireless Communications
Francis Bui, Dimitrios Hatzinakos (University of Toronto, Canada)
GE08-8: Handover Performance of HVAC Duct based Indoor Wireless Networks
A. E. Xhafa, (Texas Instruments Inc., USA); P. Sonthikorn, O. K. Tonguz (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Thursday 2 December, 8:30 – 12:00
Chair: Giorgio.Vitettat (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Room: Cumberland K

GE09-1: A New Family of Soft Equalizers in Broadband Wireless MIMO Systems
Bin Dong, Xiaodong Wang (Columbia University, USA)
GE09-2: Differential Space–Frequency Modulation for MIMO-OFDM Systems via a “Smooth” Logical Channel
Weifeng Su, K. J. Ray Liu (University of Maryland, College Park, USA)
GE09-3: Joint MIMO Equalization and Decoding for 10 GBASE-T Transmission
G. Malhotra, J. H. Jeong, M. Kavehrad (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
GE09-4: Improvement of CCI Compensation Accuracy Using Feedback Phase Tracking in MIMO-OFDM Systems
Naoto Egashira, Hiroo Takayama, Takahiko Saba (Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan)
GE09-5: Optical Wireless MIMO Communications (OMIMO)
Daisuke Takase, Tomoaki Ohtsuki (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
GE09-6: Adaptive Space–Time-Frequency Coding Schemes for MIMO OFDM
Emanuele Bizzarri, Antonio S. Gallo, Giorgio M. Vitetta (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)
GE09-7: A Modelling Approach for Multi-user MIMO Systems Including Spatially-colored Interference
Thomas Fügen, Jürgen Maurer, Christiane Kuhnert, Werner Wiesbeck (Universität Karlsruhe, Germany)
GE09-8: Some Results on MIMO Mutual Information: The High SNR Case
Jari Salo, Pasi Suvikunnas, Hassan M. El-Sallabi, Pertti Vainikainen (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)

GE10: Multimedia, WEB and Peer-to-Peer
Thursday 2 December, 8:30 – 12:00
Chair: Mihaela van der Schaar (UC Davis, USA)
Room: Cumberland L

GE10-1: A Client Side WWW Pre-fetching Model
Abdullah Balamash, Marwan Krunz (University of Arizona, USA)
GE10-2: Optimizing the Quality of Scalable Video Streams on P2P Networks
Raj Kumar Rajendran, Dan Rubenstein (Columbia University, USA)
GE10-3: Index-Server Optimization for P2P File Sharing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Chikara Ohta (Kobe University, Japan); Zihui Ge, Yang Guo, Jim Kurose (University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA)
GE10-4: A Scalable and Efficient End Host Multicast Protocol for Peer-to-Peer Systems—DSCT
Wanqing Tu, Weijia Jia (City University of Hong Kong, P.R. China)
GE10-5: Modeling HTTP Service Times
Cristina D. Murta (Federal University of Paraná, Brazil); Géri N. Dutra (Federal Center for Technological Education, Brazil)
GE10-6: On The Effects of Path Correlation in Multi-path Video Communications using FEC over Lossy Packet Networks
Qi Qu, Ivan V. Bajic, Xusheng Tian, James W. Modestino (University of Miami, USA)
GE10-7: DigiMetro: An Application-level Multicast System for Multi-party Video Conferencing
Chong Luo, Jiang Li, Shipeng Li (Microsoft Research, Asia)
GE10-8: Flexible and Seamless Service Migration for Real-Time Communication with Ubiquitous and Heterogeneous Networked Resources
Naoki Imai, Manabu Isomura, Hiroki Horiuchi (KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc., Japan)

GE11: Optical Networks and Communications
Thursday 2 December, 8:30 – 12:00
Chair: Nim K. Cheung (Telcordia, USA)
Room: Cumberland B

GE11-1: Threshold-based Blocking Differentiation in Circuit-Switched WDM Networks
Sudhakar Pitchumani, Isabella Cerutti, Andrea Fumagalli (The University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
GE11-2: Design of Edge-Disjoint Path Protected WDM Networks: Asymptotic Optimality of Shortest Path
Mohamed Saad (McMaster University, Canada); Zhi-Quan Luo (University of Minnesota, USA)
GE11-3: Maximum Likelihood Sequence Estimation Receivers for DWDM Lightwave Systems
Hugo S. Carrer, Diego E. Crivelli, Mario R. Hueda (National University of Cordoba, Argentina)
GE11-4: A Class of Self-Routing Strictly Nonblocking Photonic Switching Networks
Enyue Lu (Salisbury University, USA); Mei Yang (University of Nevada, USA); Bing Yang (Cisco Systems, Inc., USA); S. Q. Zheng (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
GE11-5: Routing and Wavelength Assignment in WDM Mesh Networks
Dirceu Cavendish, Aleksandar Kolarov (NEC Laboratories America, USA); Bhaskar Sengupta (ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, USA)
GE11-6: Equalization of Modal Dispersion in Multi-mode Fiber using Spatial Light Modulators
Elad Alon, Vladimir Stojanovic, Joseph M. Kahn, Stephen Boyd, Mark Horowitz (Stanford University, USA)
GE11-7: Performance Analysis of Multi-bits/Sequence-period Optical CDMA Receiver with Double Optical Hardlimiters
Kenji Wakafuji, Tomoaki Ohtsuki (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
GE11-8: Optical Wireless Sensor Network System Using Corner Cube Retroreflectors (CCRs)
Shota Teramoto, Tomoaki Ohtsuki (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)

GE12: Wireless Networks and Communications III
Thursday 2 December, 8:30 – 12:00
Chair: Fabrizio Granelli (University of Trento, Italy)
Room: Cumberland C

GE12-1: Throughput Analysis of an Extended Service Set in IEEE 802.11:
Mustafa Ergen, Baris Dundar, Pravin Varaiya (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
GE12-2: Optimal Signature Sets for Transmission of Correlated Data over a Multiple Access Channel
Joydeep Acharya, Ritabrata Roy, Jasvinder Singh, Christopher Rose (Rutgers University, USA)
GE12-3: An Efficient Heuristic Algorithm for 2D h-Hops Range Assignment Problem
Gautam K. Das, Sasthi C. Ghosh, Subhas C. Nandy (Indian Statistical Institute, India)
GE12-4: Optimization of Pilot Symbol-assisted RAKE Receivers for DS-CDMA Systems
Tao Cui, Chintha Tellambura (University of Alberta, Canada)
GE12-5: Optimizing Expanding Ring Search for Multi-hop Wireless Networks
Jahan Hassan (The University of New South Wales, Australia); Sanjay Jha (The University of NSW, Australia; National ICT Australia Ltd., Australia)
GE12-6: Analytical Evaluation and Optimization of the ADC (Analog-to-Digital Converter) in Software Radio Architectures
Teresa Araújo, Rui Dinis (Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal)
GE12-7: Frequency Synchronization for Generalized OFDMA Uplink
Zhongren Cao, Ufuk Tureli, Yu-Dong Yao, Patrick Honan (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
GE12-8: Adaptive Equalization for Frequency-Selective Channels of Unknown Length
Erik G. Larsson (George Washington University, USA); Yngve Selén, Petre Stoica (Uppsala University, Sweden)

GE13: Coding and Modulation II
Thursday 2 December, 14:00 – 17:30
Chair: Dani Raphaely (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
Room: Cumberland B

GE13-1: Turbo Equalizations for Broadband Transmission on Category 6 Cable
J. H. Jeong, M. Kavehrad (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
GE13-2: Low Complexity Iterative Receiver for Multi-user STBC Block Transmission Systems
Dongming Wang, Jingyu Hua, Xiqi Gao, Xiaohu You (Southeast University, China); Woogoo Park (ETRI Beijing Mobile Telecom, China)
GE13-3: Markov Channel-based Feedback Schemes for Adaptive Modulation Systems
Anthony Ekpenyong, Yih-Fang Huang (University of Notre Dame, USA)
GE13-4: Design of Perfect Complementary Codes to Implement Interference-free CDMA Systems
Hsiao-Hwa Chen, Hsin-Wei Chiu (National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan)
GE13-5: Adaptive Coding and Modulation for the Reverse Link of Broadband Satellite Networks
Stefano Cioni (University of Bologna, Italy); Riccardo De Gaudenzi, Rita Rinaldo (European Space Agency, The Netherlands)
GE13-6: A Simple and Efficient Burst Error Correcting Code Based on an Array Code
Dan Raphaeli (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
GE13-7: Multi-tone Signaling for High-speed Backplane Electrical Links
Amir Amirkhany, Mark A. Horowitz (Stanford University, USA); Vladimir Stojanovic (Rambus, Inc., USA)
GE13-8: Performance Analysis and Simplification of Digital Zero Phase Start (DZPS) Employed in Data Storage Timing Recovery Systems
Jin Xie, B.V.K. Vijaya Kumar (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

GE14: MPLS and Routing
Thursday 2 December, 14:00 – 17:30
Chair: Biplab Sikdar (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
Room: Cumberland C

GE14-1: Dual-Homing Multicast Protection
Jianping Wang, Robert P. Cook (Georgia Southern University, USA); Mei Yang (University of Nevada, USA); Xiangtong Qi (The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong)
GE14-2: Optimal LSP Capacity and Flow Assignment Using Traffic Engineering in MPLS Networks
Weidong Lu, Mrinal Mandal (University of Alberta, Canada)
GE14-3: Traffic Routing in MPLS Networks Based on QoS Estimation and Forecast
Tricha Anjali (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA); Caterina Scoglio (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
GE14-4: A Distributed Max–Min Flow Control Algorithm for Multi-rate Multicast Flows
Hyang-Won Lee, Jeong-Woo Cho, Song Chong (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea)
GE14-5: On the Impact of Route Processing and MRAI Timers on BGP Convergence Times
Shivani Deshpande, Biplab Sikdar (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
GE14-6: Buffer Management for Local Loss Recovery of Reliable Multicast
Gang Feng, Jingyu Zhang, Feng Xie, Chee Kheong Siew (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
GE14-7: A New Approach for Scaling QoS Routing Algorithms
Swati Sinha Deb, M. E.Woodward (University of Bradford, UK)
GE14-8: Dynamic Shortest Path Tree Update for Multiple Link State Decrements
Bin Xiao, Jiannong Cao (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong); Qingfeng Zhuge, Zili Shao, Edwin H.-M. Sha (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)

GE15: Switching
Thursday 2 December, 14:00 – 17:30
Chair: Amir Khojestepour (NEC Research Labs America, USA)
Room: Cumberland D

GE15-1: An Efficient Scheduling Algorithm for Combined Input- Crosspoint-queued (CICQ) Switches
Xiao Zhang, Laxmi N. Bhuyan (University of California, Riverside, USA)
GE15-2: Low-Latency Pipelined Crossbar Arbitration
Cyriel Minkenberg, Ilias Iliadis, François Abel (IBM Research, Switzerland)
GE15-3: Multiple Priorities in a Two-Lane Buffered Crossbar
Nikos Chrysos, Manolis Katevenis (Institute of Computer Science, Greece)
GE15-4: On the Queuing Behavior of Multiple First-order Autoregessive Sources
Gang Uk Hwang (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea); Khosrow Sohraby (University of Missouri–Kansas City, USA)
GE15-5: Packet Switch Architecture with Multiple Output Queuing
Grzegorz Danilewicz, Mariusz G Labowski, Wojciech Kabacinski, Janusz Klebani (Pozna University of Technology, Poland)
GE15-6: Distributed Load Adaptive Scheduling for High Speed Input Queued Switch
Shutao Sun, Simin He, Yanfeng Zheng, Wen Gao (China Academy of Sciences, China); Youjian Zhao (Tsinghua University, China)
GE15-7: Pre-computing High Quality Routes for Bandwidth Guaranteed Traffic
Swarup Acharya, Yuh Jye Chang, Bhawna Gupta, Pankaj Risbood, Anurag Srivastava (Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, USA)
GE15-8: Buffer Overflow Estimation in Network Elements, Multiplexing Independent Regulated Inputs
András Gulyás, Tamás Szénási, József Bíró (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)

GE16: Wireless Networks and Communications IV
Thursday 2 December, 14:00 – 17:30
Chair: Xiaodai Dong (Uninv. of Alberta, Canada)
Room: Cumberland A

GE16-1: Performance Analysis of Line Strip Multi-spot Diffusing System, Fully Diffuse, and Hybrid Optical Wireless Techniques in a Real Environment
A. G. Al-Ghamdi, J. M. H. Elmirghani (University of Wales Swansea, UK)
GE16-2: Signal Estimators for p-i-n and APD-based Free Space Optical Communication Systems
Michael Cole, Kamran Kiasaleh (The University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
GE16-3: Self-Orienting Receiver using Rate-Adaptive Transmission based on OOK Formats with Memory for Optical Wireless Communications
M. Castillo-Vázquez, A. García-Zambrana, A. Puerta-Notario (University of Málaga, Spain)
GE16-4: Sub-carrier Adaptation for Multi-user OFDM Systems
Kwang Don Choe (Anyang Technical College, Korea); Yeon Ju Lim, Sang Kyu Park (Hanyang University, Korea)
GE16-5: Antenna Selection for Space–Time Communication with Covariance Feedback
G. Barriac, U. Madhow (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
GE16-6: A New Approach to Calculating the Exact Transition Probability and Bit Error Probability of Arbitrary Two-Dimensional Signaling
Lei Xiao, Xiaodai Dong (University of Alberta, Canada)
GE16-7: Pilot Embedding for Channel Estimation and Tracking in OFDM Systems
Shankar Balasubramanian, Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny, V. John Mathews (University of Utah, USA)
GE16-8: Low-complexity Rake Reception and Equalization for MBOK DS-UWB Systems
Kenichi Takizawa, Ryuji Kohno (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)