Welcome to WiOpt 2012
May 14th - 18th, 2012
Paderborn, Germany



  1. Best paper award for WiOpt2012: Leader Selection for Minimizing Convergence Error in Leader-Follower Systems: A Supermodular Optimization Approach by Andrew Clark, Linda Bushnell, Radha Poovendran  

    Shared best student paper award for WIOpt2012: Relay Selection with Channel Probing for Geographical Forwarding in WSNs by Kolar P. Naveen and Anurag Kumar  

    Shared best student paper award for WIOpt2012: Low-complexity Optimal Scheduling Over Correlated Fading Channels with ARQ Feedback by Wenzhuo Ouyang, Atilla Eryilmaz, and Ness B. Shroff  

    Keynote talk by Holger Boche. 

  2. Some pics from the conference. 

  3. Updated travel and hotel information. A Map with relevant details on Paderborn. 

  4. Final programs are available: WiOpt, SpasWin, RawNet, WinMee.

  5.   Registration information for both main conference and workshops is available

This symposium intends to bring together researchers and practitioners working on modeling and optimization of wireless network design and operations. It welcomes original, high-quality works on different perspectives, including performance analysis and simulation, algorithms and protocol design, optimization theory and application, information theoretic analysis including capacity scaling, for all forms of wireless networks: cellular, metropolitan, ad hoc, delay-tolerant, mesh, sensor networks as well as any combination of these.

Important dates 

Submission deadline:                                          January 19, 2012  (23:59 EDT!)

Notification of acceptance:                              March 16, 2012 (postponed by one week!)

Camera-ready papers due:                               March 30, 2012

Conference:                                                       May 14-18, 2012

    Workshops on Monday (SpasWin) & Friday (RawNet, WinMee), main conference Tuesday-Thursday

Notifications of acceptance have been mailed out, we are currently preparing the program! Also, registration information on the Attendee information page. Now also with workshop registration information!

Keynote talks

The following speakers have agreed to give keynote talks:

  1. Holger Boche, Technical University Munich

  2. Jean-Pierre Hubaux, EPFL

  3. Leandros Tassiulas, University of Thessaly

Dates for keynote talks Hubaux on 15h, Tassiulas on 16th, Boche on 17th.

Call for Papers & author information

The call for papers is available here, please consult the author information before submitting.

Adjunct Workshops

We will host three workshops adjunct to WiOpt 2012 (click on name to go to workshop site):

  1.   RAWNET - 8th International Workshop on Resource Allocation and Cooperation in Wireless Networks

  2. SpasWiN - 8th International Workshop on Spatial Stochastic Models for Wireless Networks

  3. WiNMee - 8th International Workshop on Wireless Network Measurements

(Note: IOFC had to be cancelled.)

Sponsors: IFIP, IEEE &  Awareness

  1. WiOpt is technically co-sponsored by IFIP TC6 WG 6.3 "Performance of Communication Systems"; IFIP also provides copyright handling

  2. The IEEE Information Theory Society technically co-sponsors Wi-Opt.

  3. So does the IEEE Control Systems Society.

  4. Awareness sponsors the keynote talk of Jean-Pierre Hubaux.

  5. Awareness (www.aware-project.eu/) is a FET coordination action funded by the European Commission under FP7 and provides support for researchers interested in  Self-Awareness in Autonomic Systems.


  1. In case you are interested to financially sponsor WiOpt 2012, please contact the local arrangement chair.

Previous conferences 

WiOpt has been founded in 2003. You can find information about earlier instances of the conference here:

WiOpt’11 WiOpt’10 WiOpt’09 WiOpt’08 WiOpt’07 WiOpt’06 WiOpt’05 WiOpt’04 WiOpt’03