Special Session IV
Function computation in wireless networks
Motivated by the Shannon's separation principle, current solutions for wireless networks separate the process of computation and communication to establish a network of node-to-node communication pipelines, and thereby separating the process of computation and communication. Such approaches are highly inefficient in many wireless sensor networks where the objective is to compute some function of the sensor readings. An efficient operation of such networks requires integrated approaches to computation and wireless networking. The goal of this special session is to present recent developments in theory and practice of function computation in communications networks, with the special focus on wireless networks where the communications and energy resources are scarce. The special session will cover different aspects and is open to various approaches to the problem of function computation in wireless networks based on methods from signal processing, information theory, graph theory etc.
Michael Gastpar, (EPFL) École Polytechnic Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland michael.gastpar(at)epfl.ch
Slawomir Stanczak, TU Berlin, Germany, slawomir.stanczak(at)mk.tu-berlin.de