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Mesh Networking Summit 2004

Mesh Networking Summit 2004 is a two-day intensive mindswap event between industrial and university researchers to discuss wireless mesh networking, ad-hoc networking, community networking, and residential broadband access. The goal of this summit is to determine how academia and industry can come together to make mesh networking mainstream.


June 23-24, 2004
Salish Lodge & Spa
Snoqualmie, Washington

Sponsored by Microsoft Research & Microsoft's Advanced Strategy Group


The attendees include established researchers with expertise in areas that cover the entire OSI stack including: smart antennas, PHY communications, medium access control, multi-hop routing, QoS, network management, Internet protocols etc. The meeting will be interactive with a healthy dose of information exchange as the researchers collectively identify open problems and impediments to deployment. It is the hope of the organizers that at the end of this meeting, all attendees will have a better understanding of the state of the art and the key set of open research problems. The meeting will help identify areas for potential collaborations among the participants.


The summit will be held at the Salish Lodge & Spa nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains 30 miles east of Seattle. In addition to a spa, Salish offers three notable restaurants and immaculate guestrooms. Lodge guests can hear the roar of Snoqualmie Falls as whitewater tumbles over granite cliffs nearly 300 feet into the emerald river canyon below. They can venture down the pine tree-lined trail by day and let the crackling personal wood-burning fireplace soothe their sleep by night. The Snoqualmie Tribe considered Snoqualmie Falls a spiritual place of great power. Today Snoqualmie Falls is the second most visited tourist destination in Washington State.