The workshop continues the tradition started at the first workshop, held in Certosa di Pontignano (Siena), Italy in October 2005.
The interest for this class of problems has grown up in the last decade, because the rapid development of new wireless services. Like with all scarcely available resources, the cost of frequency-use provides the need for economic use of the available frequencies. Reuse of frequencies within a wireless communication network can offer considerable economies. However, reuse of frequencies may also lead to a loss of quality of communication links. The use of (almost) the same frequency for multiple wireless connections can cause an interference between the signals that is unacceptable. The frequency assignment problem balances the economies of reuse of frequencies and the loss of quality in the network.
There is considerable literature devoted to the study of the frequency assignment problems, following many different approaches, including graph theory and combinatorics, simulated annealing, genetic algorithms, tabu search, and neural networks.
This workshop is intended to cover contributions in all these areas. In particular, it aims at bringing together scientists, engineers and practitioners of the field in order to have a forum for sharing and exchanging their experiences, for discussing fundamental challenges, reporting state-of-the-art and in-progress research, identifying future perspectives, and exchanging ideas about ongoing research to keep up with the rapid evolution and increasing complexity of such systems.
In addition, three research survey taks will be presented during the workshop:
See also the detailed program of the workshop.
Copies of the abstracts of the presentations together with proposed problems will be distributed during the workshop.
As the number of rooms & beds is quite limited, we would welcome if you would be willing to share a room, so we can invite more participants to the workshop.
It is worth to note tht close to the conference location are three UNESCO cultural heritage sites: renaissance town and castle Telc, medieval Jewish town Trebic and castle-garden area Lednice-Valtice.
A bus shuttle from Prague is arranged on Sunday afternoon to the conference place and on Thursday afternoon back. The departure in Sunday is at 3 p.m. from the front of the Hotel of Czech Catholic Charity (address: Machova 7, Prague). The arrival on Thursday will be approx at 4 p.m. at the same place.
For other inquiries contact organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org