DARPA symposium to exchange ideas with industry on large mobile ad-hoc networks

Posted by John Keller

ARLINGTON, Va., 15 May 2013. U.S. Military researchers will exchange ideas with industry in August concerning an ambitious initiative to field large-scale mobile ad-hoc networks (MANET) with as many as 1,000 to 5,000 nodes.

Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will provide details at the Novel Methods for Information Sharing in Large-Scale Mobile Ad-hoc Networks Symposium on 7 and 8 Aug. 2013 at the DARPA Conference Center, 675 North Randolph St., in Arlington, Va.

Fielding ad-hoc mobile networks with thousands of nodes is no small task, DARPA officials point out. Today it is difficult to field a MANET with as few as 50 nodes, and the August symposium will attempt to answer the question of why MANET technology today is so difficult.

Several research presentations will be on the symposium's first day, and the second day will break participants into three working groups to discuss ideas and formulate a list of potential research ideas and directions.

Working groups will document their findings in a presentation to the entire symposium and published on the symposium Web site. DARPA is asking industry for abstracts of presentations on any topic relevant to the symposium.

Companies interested must submit abstracts to be considered for the symposium. Abstracts should be shorter than one page and describe the ideas to be presented. Topics of interest include theory, protocols, or emulation and validation.

Email abstracts no later than 24 May 2013 to darpa-sn-13-35@darpa.mil. Attendance at the symposium is by invitation only. Those submitting abstracts will be notified by 21 June 2013.

Email questions or concerns to DARPA at DARPA-SN-13-35@darpa.mil.

More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/DARPA-SN-13-35/listing.html.

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