Broadband wireless access workshop, 12-13 September, 2007, Cardiff, Wales, GB


News, Aims and Topics

Colocated with NGMAST 2007


01/09/2007 - The workshop took place as anticipated. We therefore would like to express our sincere gratitude to all contributors who made this first edition of our series of workhops on Broadband Wirless Access (BWA) a success. The message of the NGMAST General Chair is availabe here.

01/09/2007 - A summary report about the workshop has been publised in the October edition of the WEIRD newsletter. It can be downloaded here

17/08/2007 - The slides of the key note, kindly delivered by Maximilian Riegel fron Nokia Siemens Networks, are available here

03/08/2007 - The workshop programme is now online.

19/06/2007 - Authors of accepted papers for submission can find the submission instructions for the final manuscript under SUBMISSION. Please note that the Submission Deadline of the Camera Ready Manuscript is the 22nd of June.

18/06/2007 - Paper reviewing has been finished and authors have been informed. We are proud to announce an Acceptance Rate (AR) of 31% for this edition of the BWA worshop, BWA 2007. A first, preliminary programme will be available soon.

06/06/2007 - We are happy to announce that the next edition in our series of BWA workshops will be colocated with IEEE CCNC 2008, "IEEE ComSoc's flagship consumer networking conference"[1], one of the major IEEE Communication Society Conferences. The CFP will be available soon.

03/06/2007 - Paper submission deadline has been passed

22/05/2007 - Deadline has been extended to 3rd of June 2007. For submission navigate to NGMAST on the EDAS main page.

30/04/2007 - It's our pleasure to announce Maximilian Riegel, working for Nokia Siemens Networks and the incumbent Co-Chair of the WiMAX Forum Network Working Group, as Key Note Speaker. Title of his talk will be "Wide Area Wireless Ethernet: Providing Ethernet based services over Mobile WiMAX - Architecture, Interfaces, Applications

Additionally, all registered BWA participants will be able to attend the keynotes of NGMAST07. Thus, there are five key notes in total, presented by Ofcom, Ubiquity Software, Microsoft, Nokia Siemens and BEA Systems.

22/04/2007 - The workshop now has got its own EDAS submission account. Please check the submission instructions.

Aims and Topics

Internet access is undergoing a fundamental change. A steadily increasing spectrum of services is attracting a rapidly growing number of users which, in turn, wish to access these services 'anytime and anywhere'. In order to meet this demand, Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) technologies are becoming extremely important and vendors and standardisation bodies respond to this development with new and powerful BWA technologies. Supporting transmission rates up to several megabits per second at distances far as tens of kilometres while providing full mobility support, these technologies provide the long-awaited means for delivering any telecommunication service over the Internet.

BWA technologies are yet in their infancy and one outcome is that many are far from being complete and optimised for such a versatile environment like the Internet. Consequently, BWA is currently receiving much attention by the research community. By organising this 1st BWA Workshop, it is our intention to bring together and provide an international forum for this research community. In this line, the workshop programme covers various aspects of these technologies including but not limited to:

  • Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks
  • Incumbent and Future BWA Technologies, 802.16x, 802.20, UMTS, etc
  • QoS in Mobile and BWA Networks
  • Radio Resource Management, Admission Control and Scheduling
  • Capacity Planning and Traffic Engineering
  • Physical and Data link Layer Issues
  • Characterization, Modeling of BWA Traffic, Mobility and Channels
  • Large-scale and Heterogeneous BWA Evaluations
  • Spectrum Management
  • Interoperability Aspects (fixed/mobile LANs/MANs, WANs)
  • Vertical and Horizontal Integration
  • Micro and Macromobility Management
  • 3G/4G Wireless Technologies
  • Applications Support
  • Cross-layer Optimisation Approaches
  • Experimental Evaluation of Cross-layer Interactions
  • Multimedia Support
  • Network Management
  • (W)NGN Architectures and Trends
  • Design and Evaluation of Testbeds
  • Experiences/lessons from recent deployments