IEEE Wireless Hive Networks Symposium Co-locates with NIWeek

IEEE Wireless Hive Networks Symposium 2007, sponsored by the IEEE Central Texas Section Signal Processing/Communications Chapter, will be held August 8th, 2007 at the Hilton Austin, co-located with NIWeek 2007. Professor William Kaiser of the UCLA Center for Embedded Network Sensing (CENS) will deliver the keynote describing the impact of wireless sensor networks in telehealth. A panel discussion on managing energy demand with wireless sensor networks will include Brent Hodges of the ZigBee Alliance, Mark Strama of the Texas House of Representatives, Tony Seth of Duchossois Technology Partners, and Joel Serface from the Clean Energy Incubator.

Paper presentations from both industry and academia will complete the program, including presenters from Freescale Semiconductor, Rice University, and the University of Texas at San Antonio. The complete program can be found online.

IEEE Central Texas Communications and Signal Processing Chapter Chair Hanan Potash foresees wireless hive networks as a disruptive technology. “When wireless hive networks are in use, their economic impact may dominate the direction of semiconductors, warehousing, border defense, bioelectronics and other industries,” says Potash. The IEEE Symposium will cover a variety of considerations in wireless hive networks including security issues, low power wireless protocols, and the testing and deployment of these networks.

NIWeek 2007 will run August 7-9th in the Austin Convention Center. “National Instruments is proud to have the IEEE join us for our thirteenth annual virtual instrumentation conference,” says National Instruments President and CEO James Truchard. “We’re looking forward to helping the IEEE advance their mission for next generation engineering.” NIWeek 2007 will also attract leading professors and industry experts on wireless technology for the RF and Wireless Communications Summit.

Registration for the IEEE Wireless Hive Networks Symposium 2007 is available online. Enter “IEEE” for the regcode.

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