About WiOpt

The 16th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks (WiOpt 2018) will take place from May 7 to 11, 2018 in Shanghai, China.

The symposium aims at addressing advances in research on Ad Hoc and wireless networks. The objective of this conference is to provide a forum for researchers in the relative field to share the latest results and explore the opportunity of research collaboration. It welcomes different perspectives, including performance analysis, protocol design, wireless communication, and optimization theory. Contributions to this symposium should improve the state-of-the-art in design, analysis, dimensioning and operations of wireless network by providing insights into theoretical aspects as well as providing practical methods and tools. All forms of wireless networks are of interest: from cellular wide-area and local-area networks to dense and sparse Ad Hoc networks; domain specific vehicular, public-transport and personal-area networks as well as application-specific sensor networks. WiOpt 2018 will host a tutorial track for the first time. We seek half-day tutorial proposals on new and emerging topics within the scope of wireless networks. Proposals addressing the modeling, performance evaluation, optimization, and economic mechanism designs of wireless networks are particularly encouraged. WiOpt 2018 will be technically co-sponsored by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). The copyright of published papers belongs to IFIP. The published papers will appear in both IEEE Xplore, the Digital Library of IFIP.

The conference site, Shanghai is the largest city in China. Shanghai sits at the mouth of the Yangtze River, the longest river in China. With a history of more than 700 years, Shanghai was once the financial center of the Far East. Today, Shanghai is the largest economic and transportation center in China. WiOpt 2018 promises to be a great event for all participants, with excellent technical and social programs.


WiOpt’18 will give one Best Paper Award and one Best Student Paper Award. For the Best Student Paper Award, the first author of the paper needs to be a full-time student at the time of paper submission. Papers receiving the awards will be recommended for fast-track reviews in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

WiOpt’18 Best Paper Award:

Quick Discovery of Mobile Devices in the Many-User Regime - Carrier Sensing or Simultaneous Detection

Altug Karakurt, Atilla Eryilmaz, and Cem Emre Koksal (The Ohio State University, USA)

WiOpt’18 Best Student Paper Award:

Waze-Inspired Spectrum Discovery via Smartphone Sensing Data Fusion

Sen Lin, Junshan Zhang, and Lei Ying (Arizona State University, USA)

Important Dates

Paper registration Extended to December 31, 2017, 23:59 PST
(Firm Deadline)
Paper submission Extended to January 7, 2018, 23:59 PST
(Firm Deadline)
Tutorial proposal deadline January 20, 2018, 23:59 PST
Notification of acceptance Extended to March 1, 2018, 23:59 PST
Camera ready and Registration Extended to March 20, 2018, 23:59 PST
Conference May 7-11, 2018

Keynote Speakers

Giuseppe Caire
Alexander von Humboldt Professor
IEEE Fellow
Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
University Professor
IEEE Fellow
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Waterloo, Canada
Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Internet of Things Journal
Junshan Zhang
Ira A. Fulton Chair Professor
IEEE Fellow
Dept. of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Arizona State University, USA

Invited Speakers

Ness B. Shroff
Chaired Professor
IEEE Fellow
The Ohio State University, USA
Mikael Johansson
Professor of KTH
KTH, Sweden
Song Chong
Professor of KAIST
KAIST, South Korea
Minghua Chen
Associate Professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong
CUHK, China

Technical Sponsors