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Illinois Wireless Systems Symposium

September 7, 2007 (Friday)

Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1308 West Main Street
Urbana, Illinois

Symposium Program

Pre-Symposium Activities on September 6, 2007 (Thursday)
  • The attendees are also invited to another important event being organized by the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) on September 6, titled Global IT: Pathways and Partnerships to the Future - An International Forum. Please visit the CSL event website for further information.

  • Dinner: All attendees from industry and government are invited for a dinner to be held on September 6, 2007 -- if you have confirmed your attendance at the symposium, but have not received information regarding the dinner (or car-pool for the dinner), please contact Nitin Vaidya (, 217-265-5414).

  • For the symposium attendees arriving early, we can help schedule laboratory tours and meetings with students/faculty. Please inform Lila Rhoades ( if you are interested in meeting with specific faculty/students.

Symposium Program : September 7, 2007 (Friday)

Location for the morning program: Room B02 Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL)

8:00 Breakfast and Registration
Room B02 CSL (entire morning program)
8:30 Welcome
Ravi Iyer, Director, Coordinated Science Laboratory
Ilesanmi Adesida, Dean, College of Engineering
ECE Illinois and Development of Communications
Richard Blahut, Department Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Introduction to ICWS
Nitin Vaidya and Venu Veeravalli, Co-Directors, ICWS
9:10 ICWS Research Presentation:
Jennifer Bernhard
Integrated Circuits for Wireless Communiations
Yun Chiu
9:40 ICWS Research Presentation: Wireless Communication Systems
Venu Veeravalli
10:00 Coffee
10:30 ICWS Research Presentation: Algorithms and Optimization
R. Srikant
10:50 ICWS Research Presentation: Wireless Mesh Networks
Jennifer Hou
11:10 ICWS Research Presentation: Sensor networks
P. R. Kumar
11:30 ICWS Research Presentation: Middleware and Applications
Gul Agha
11:50 Lunch
Students pick up box lunch in Room 351 CSL
Others (including visitors and faculty) pick up box lunch in Room 301 CSL
12:30 Students Posters and Demonstrations (Program, Poster files)
369 and 469 CSL
1:30 ICWS Research Presentation: Privacy and Security (Part I and Part II)
Yih-Chun Hu and William Sanders
2:00 Industry Feedback
2:30 Coffee
2:45 Protocols and Applications Track:
(Room B02 CSL)

Organizer: Tarek Abdelzaher
  • Ranveer Chandra, Microsoft Research
  • Stanley Chia, Vodafone
  • Vikas Kawadia, BBN Technologies
  • Kenneth Laberteaux, Toyota Technical Center
  • Dina Papagiannaki, Intel Research
Communication Systems (Physical Layer) Track:
(Room 301 CSL)

Organizer: Pramod Viswanath
  • Steven Borbash, DoD
  • Junyi Li, Qualcomm Flarion Technologies
  • Anand Dabak, Texas Instruments
  • Stephen Kuffner, Motorola
  • Scott Zogg, Rockwell Collins
Circuits Area Open Forum:
(Room 141 CSL)

Organizers: Yun Chiu and Milton Feng
4:00 Student Posters and Demonstrations
369 and 469 CSL
Microelectronics Lab Tour:
Leaving from Room 141 CSL at 4:00

Organizer: Milton Feng


Registration is complimentary for attendees from industry and government. If you have not already received a a link to the registration page, please contact Nitin Vaidya (, 217-265-5414). Attendees who plan to attend the dinner on September 6 are particularly requested to register via the registration webpage, to help us plan the activities better.

Hotel and Travel Information

Symposium location: The symposium program on September 7 will be held in room B02 of the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) in the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The street address for CSL is 1308 West Main Street, Urbana, IL 61801. CSL is located near the intersection of University Avenue and Mathews in Urbana, Illinois. For directions to CSL, click here.

Hotel: Some rooms have been blocked at Hampton Inn, Urbana, Illinois for the symposium attendees. To receive the rate of $89/night+tax, please call Hampton Inn, Urbana early at 217-337-1100 to make your reservation, and ask for the ICWS Workshop rate. This rate may not be available for reservations made after August 14, 2007.

For links to some other nearby hotels, please visit the Directions page for ICWS.

Airport: Champaign-Urbana airport code is CMI, and the airport is presently served by American Airlines (via Chicago and Dallas) and Northwest Airlines (via Detroit). Other airports in the vicinity include Bloomington, Illinois (airport code BMI) at approximately 50 miles, Indianapolis, Indiana at approximately 120 miles, Chicago O'Hare at approximately 155 miles, and Chicago Midway at approximately 140 miles.

Parking: Note that CSL is within a short walk from the Hampton Inn, Urbana and Illini Union Hotel, Urbana. Parking garage B4 (near the intersection of University Avenue and Mathews) provides many paid parking spaces on the first few floors of the garage (coins required for the parking meters). Click here for a map showing the location of parking garage B4 (near the top-right corner of the map). A small number of paid parking spaces (coins required) are also available in the parking lot to the right (east) of the Beckman Institute (shown in yellow near the top of the map). CSL is the building numbered 148 in the map (near the Beckman Institute, and to the south of the Beckman Institute).

The symposium organizers will make available several full-day parking permits to the attendees on a first-come-first-served basis. These can be picked up at the registration desk in room B02 CSL. The full-day permits may be used at metered parking spaces owned by University of Illinois (these meters will have a block letter I on them).

The full-day parking permits can also be purchased at the UIUC Parking office at 1110 W. Springfield (corner of Springfield and Goodwin), Public Safety Building, 2nd Floor, Urbana, during business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday). This office is at approximately half mile from CSL and Hampton Inn-Urbana.

Public transport in Champaign-Urbana: CUMTD (Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District) provides bus service in the Champaign-Urbana area. Areas close to the UIUC campus tend to have more frequent bus service.