In recent years we have seen a growing interest in the experimental characterizations of wireless networks among the research community and standardization bodies. There has been a proliferation of testbeds and experimental measurements devised to provide "actual" performance evaluation of different technological solutions. Both analytic and simulation-based approaches have been found to be limited, because of simplifications in the modeling of both wireless protocols and the error-prone wireless channel.
However, there are several problems which arise even when experimentally characterizing wireless networks. First, each test represents the interaction between vendor-specific hardware and an experiment-specific environment. The reproducibility of the experiments and the comparison between experiments carried out in different labs, with different equipment and different configurations is a critical issue. Second, each piece of wireless equipment could hide some vendor-specific, unexpected and undisclosed behavior. These extensions, devised to give the vendor a competitive advantage, may impact the generality and significance of any experimental results. Third, the evaluation of network performance in some situations requires sophisticated experimental settings or statistics, which are not available to all researchers.
In this workshop we would like to solicit short 6-page papers that report on experiences obtained from operational wireless experiments in testbeds.