Mobile computing means freedom of location to do computing and collaboration and it is likely that the trend toward increasingly mobile computing will continue unabated. Yet, the theory community is not well grounded in the fundamentals that will be needed to understand the underlying algorithmic issues relating to wireless computing/communications. At this summer school, there will be a series of tutorials and presentations of position papers on various aspects of wireless data networks and the fundamental algorithmic issues that arise therein.
We will organize presentations around different layers of wireless networks: physical layer (radio fundamentals, modulation schemes, multiple antenna and beam forming); MAC layer (Bluetooth, HomeRF and Smartspaces); transport/networking layer (mobile IP, celluar IP, ad hoc routing mechanisms, wireless TCP); overview of systems (GPRS, GSM, AMPS, UMTS, CDMA2000, etc.; simulators); systems issues (energy issues, power control, authentication and registry); services and applications (service models and Qos, sensor networks). We will cover such topics as network technologies (broadcasting fundamentals, TDMA/CDMA primers, ATM, physical/link/MAC layers details, handoffs, survey of existing systems such as CDPD, Wavelan, etc.); network protocols (TCP, IP, Mobile IP, routing protocols, secure protocols); and algorithmic issues (data engineering, resource management, routing and scheduling problems).