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Chicago, IL, United States, 2007/07/09 - IIT hosts the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Wireless Network Principle Investigator meeting this week. Advancing the capacity, capabilities and the performance of wireless networking to meet the society's future needs will be discussed.
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and the university's Wireless Network and Communications Research Center (WiNCom) will host the National Science Foundation's Wireless Network Principle Investigator (PI) meeting July 11-12
The meeting will bring together leading researchers contributing to the NSF wireless networking programs, along with key government policy makers and industry research leaders. Together they are working to advance the capacity, capabilities, and the performance of wireless networking to meet the future needs of society.
Advanced wireless networks are being developed based on innovations in physical device technology, semiconductor technology, and enhanced networking algorithms and techniques. Investigators at the meeting will discuss structural and technology solutions designed to significantly improve the access utilization of the limited radio spectrum for advanced wireless applications, such as wireless You-Tube, wireless commerce, video meetings on the go, and more. Emerging technologies like Cognitive Radios (CRs), smart antennas, ad hoc and mesh networks along with advanced security protocols will support these capabilities.
“The meeting will provide an opportunity to share new and emerging intellectual insight, and will focus on the stimulation of interaction between leading researchers,” says IIT Vice Provost for New Initiatives Dennis Roberson. “It will contribute to the development of a technology roadmap and research funding plan for significant future wireless advancement.”
This meeting is not open to the public. Please direct inquiries to Evan Venie for more information or to arrange interviews with attendees.
Founded in 1890, IIT (iit.edu) is a Ph.D.-granting university with more than 6,700 students in engineering, sciences, architecture, psychology, design, humanities, business and law. IIT’s interprofessional, technology-focused curriculum is designed to advance knowledge through research and scholarship, to cultivate invention improving the human condition, and to prepare students from throughout the world for a life of professional achievement, service to society, and individual fulfillment.