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


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Collocated with NGMAST 2007

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1st Workshop on Broadband Wireless Access
12-14 September 2007, Cardiff, Wales, UK

In association with NGMAST 2007

"International Conference and Exhibition on NEXT GENERATION MOBILE
12-14 September, 2007, Cardiff, Wales, UK

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

Authors are encouraged to submit full papers describing original, previously unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference or journal, addressing original research as well as results of laboratory and real network trials.

Submitted papers should have no more than 6 pages and have to be in accordance with the IEEE CS Press format, see for more information. Paper submissions are to be made electronically, using EDAS.

Each paper will be thoroughly reviewed by at least three reviewers from the TPC or associated reviewers. Accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press, managed by the IEEE Conference Publishing Services. The Proceedings will be indexed with Ei (Inspec).

Thomas Michael Bohnert, University of Coimbra, PT
Dmitri Moltchanov, Tampere University of Technology, FI

Alexandre Fonte, Polytechnical Institute of Castelo Branco, PT
Dirk Staehle, University of Wuerzburg, DE
Eckhart Koerner, University of Applied Sciences Mannheim, DE
Eugen Borcoci, University Politehnica of Bucharest, RO
Fernando Velez, University of Beira Interior, PT
Geng-Sheng Kuo, Beijing University of Post and Telecommunication, PRC
Giovanni Giambene, University of Siena, IT
Maria Kihl, Lund University, SE
Marc Necker, University of Stuttgart, GER
Mari Carmen Aguayo Torres, University of Malaga, ES
Mazlina Esa, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, MY
Nicola Ciulli, Consorzio Pisa Ricerche, IT
Paulo Simoes, University of Coimbra, PT
Saverio Mascolo, Politecnico di Bari, IT
Vassilis Tsaoussidis, Democritus University of Thrace, GR
Xiaoyuan Gu, University of Braunschweig, DE
Yevgeni Koucheryavy, Tampere University of Technology, FI