Localized Communication and Topology Protocols for Ad Hoc Networks: A Preface to the Special Section
• S. Olariu is with the Department of Computer Science, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529. E-mail: email@example.com.
• D. Simplot-Ryl is with LIFL, University of Lille, INRIA Futurs, France.
• I. Stojmenovic is with SITE, University of Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Stephan Olariu received the PhD degree in computer science from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He was the recipient of a US National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award. Professor Olariu's research interests range from parallel algorithms, to graph theory, to wireless networks and mobile computing, to biology-inspired algorithms and sensor network applications. He has published more than 200 articles in top-flight archival journals. He is the director of the Sensor Networks Research Group at Old Dominion University.
David Simplot-Ryl received the PhD degree in computer science in 1997 from the University of Lille, France. He is scientific director of the COM research project of IRCICA, and head of POPS research team of INRIA Futurs research unit. His research interests are in the areas of sensor and mobile ad hoc networks, mobile and distributed computing, and RFID technologies. He is editor and guest editor of several journals, cochair of workshops on ad hoc networks at IEEE ICDCS, and general cochair of the InterSense Conference in 2006.
Ivan Stojmenovic received the PhD degree in mathematics. He established three journals (on multiple-valued logic, ad hoc and sensor networks, and on parallel, emergent, and distributed systems), and is editor and guest editor of several other journals. He edited three recent handbooks with Wiley, on wireless networks (2002), ad hoc networks (2004), and sensor networks (2005). He published more than 200 distinct articles and earned Fast Breaking Paper in Computer Science for October 2003 from ISI, and the Award for Excellence in Research in 2005 from the University of Ottawa.