Andrew Hallagan (BCSE '11) and Bryan Ward (BCSE '11) traveled to Torremolinos, Spain, with Prof. L. Felipe Perrone to present a poster at the 3rd International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (SIMUTools 2010). The poster was entitled "An Experiment Framework for ns-3" and reflects the current state of development of a collaborative project on which the students have been working for the last year. A two-page abstract of this work appeared in the conference proceedings and will also be published in the ACM digital library. The group, whose trip was funded by the Department of Computer Science and the College of Engineering, also presented in the co-located 2nd Workshop on ns-3 (WNS3). The work performed by Andy and Bryan is part of a 4 year project funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (read more.)

Since starting at Bucknell in 2007, Bryan has been working with Prof. Perrone on independent studies courses and summer research. He's focused on the development of tools for assisting the configuration, the control, and the output data processing of network simulation experiments. In this line of research, he has co-authored two conference papers with Prof. Perrone. The first, "Enhancing the Credibility of Wireless Network Simulation with Experiment Automation," was co-authored also by Chris Kenna (BS CS '08) and presented at the IEEE International Workshop on Selected Topics in Mobile and Wireless Computing (STWiMob 2008), in Avignon, France. The second, "On the Automation of Computer Network Simulators" was presented at the 2nd International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (SIMUTools 2009), in Rome, Italy, and was co-authored by two researchers from the University of Pisa.

Andy joined the team in the spring of 2009, when he took an independent study course focused on XML technologies. Subsequently, in a summer research project, he investigated the development of XML languages for describing wireless network simulation experiments. In the fall of 2009, Andy and Bryan collaborated in another independent study, which culminated with the work presented in this poster. Currently, Andy is studying abroad at King's College, in London, England.

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