The unifying theme of the research is Self-Organizing Network (SON).
SONs are characterized by self-configuration, self-service,
self-knowledge, self-awareness and self-maintenance capabilities.
Networks with strong self-organization capabilities include ad hoc
networks and wireless sensor networks. Self-organizing features may
be present in infrastructure networks, such as mesh wireless access
networks. SONs find applications in areas such as emergency
communications, goods, vehicles or people tracking, remote surveillance
and control systems, personal networking and vehicular communications.
It is also a means to address the growing complexity of networks. The
SON specific issues we address are: algorithms for wireless sensor
networks, load distribution and balancing, performance, platforms for
wireless networks, and secure wireless communications. In addition to
the SON topic, the project includes a component on performance analysis
of call centers.
This project is part of the Communication, Networks & Security Theme of MITACS.
It brings together a team
of computer scientists, computer and systems engineers, statisticians, mathematicians and
industrial partners to drive a joint research effort to develop innovative
approaches to problems of next generation networks. The research areas of
this project are network design, network computing: algorithms and protocols
and network security.
The CANCCOM project has been phased out as of March 2010.