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Technologies for the Wireless Future: Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF)

Rahim Tafazolli (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-01235-2
580 pages
December 2004
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See the future through the vision of the Wireless World Research Forum.

Technologies for the Wireless Future, the result of pioneering cooperative work of many academic and industrial researchers from WWRF, provides a wide picture of the research challenges for the future wireless world. Despite much emphasis on hard technology, the user is certainly not forgotten as this book provides an all-encompassing treatment of future wireless technologies ranging from user centred design processes and I-centric communications to end-to-end econfigurability and short-range wireless networks. The content will have a wide-ranging appeal to engineers, researchers, managers and students with interest on future of wireless.

"An important publication that highlights the significance of WWRF to the wireless industry. Rarely has one publication covered the whole spectrum of future wireless technologies from human sciences to radio interface technologies, highlighting the research work done both in academic and the business worlds." Tero Ojanperä, Senior Vice President, Head of Nokia Research Center

"Provides an excellent overview about the future development of mobile and wireless communication. Starting from a user centric approach and the service infrastructure, a reference model and roadmaps are being built up. This book presents useful and necessary information to all, who are involved in research and development, strategy and standardisation activities towards future systems." Anton Schaaf, CTO and Member of the executive board Siemens COM

"The WWRF should be commended for taking an approach that defines technology requirements from a user perspective. This publication makes an important contribution to defining the technologies that will be most relevant to future wireless communications." Padmasree Warrior, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer Motorola

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Table of Contents




List of Figures.

1. Introduction Edited by Mikko Uusitalo and Sudhir Dixit (Nokia).

1.1 Goals and Objectives .

1.2 Evolution Beyond 3G.

1.3 Vision of the Wireless World.

1.4 The International Context and 4G Activities.

1.5 Working Groups of the WWRF.

1.6 References.

1.7 Credits.

2. A User-Centred Approach to the Wireless World Edited by Ken Crisler (Motorola).

2.1 UCD Processes for Wireless World Research.

2.2 A User-Focused Reference Model for Wireless Systems Beyond 3G.

2.3 The Use of Scenarios for the Wireless World.

2.4 User Interface Technologies and Techniques. 

2.5 References.

2.6 Credits.

3. Service Infrastructures Edited by Radu Popescu-Zeletin and Stefan Arbanowski (Fraunhofer FOKUS).

3.1 I-centric Communications – Basic Terminology.

3.2 Business Models in the Future Wireless World.

3.3 Personalization for the Future Wireless World.

3.4 Ambient Awareness in Wireless Information and Communication Services.

3.5 Generic Service Elements for Adaptive Applications.

3.6 References.

3.7 Credits.

4. Cooperation Between Networks Edited by Rahim Tafazolli, Klaus Moessner Christos Politis (The University of Surrey, UK) and Tasos Dagiuklas (University of Aegean, Greece).

4.1 CoNet Vision and Roadmap.

4.2 Cooperative Network Research Challenges.

4.3 CoNet Architectural Principles.

4.4 Network Component Technologies for Cooperative Networks.

4.5 References.

4.6 Credits.

5. End-to-End Reconfigurability  Edited by Rahim Tafazolli (University of Surrey), Didier Bourse (Motorola) and Klaus Moessner (University of Surrey)

5.1 Reconfigurable Systems and Reference Models.

5.2 RF/IF Architectures for Software-defined Radios.

5.3 SDR Baseband.

5.4 Reconfiguration Management and Interfaces.

5.5 References.

5.6 Credits.

6. Technologies to Improve Spectrum Efficiency  Edited by Bernhard Walke and Ralf Pabst (Aachen University, ComNets).

6.1 Ad Hoc Networking.

6.2 Relay-based Deployment Concepts for Wireless and Mobile Broadband Cellular Radio.

6.3 Spectrum for Future Mobile and Wireless Communications.

6.4 References.

6.5 Credits .

7. New Air Interface Technologies Edited by Bernhard Walke and Ralf Pabst (Aachen University, ComNets).

7.1 Broadband MultiCarrier-based Air Interface for Future Mobile Radio Systems.

7.2 A Mixed OFDM/Single Carrier Air Interface.

7.3 Smart Antennas and Related Technologies.

7.4 Short-range Wireless Networks.

7.5 Ultra-Wideband Radio Technology.

7.6 References.

7.7 Credits.

8. Scenarios for the Future Wireless Market Edited by Ross Pow (Analysys) and Klaus Moessner (The University of Surrey).

8.1 Current Status and Prediction for Evolution of the Wireless Market.

8.2 The Wireless World of the ‘Blue’ Scenario.

8.3 The Wireless World of the ‘Red’ Scenario.

8.4 The Wireless World of the ‘Green’ Scenario.

8.5 Credits.

9. Reference Model and Technology Roadmap Edited by Andreas Schieder (Ericsson).

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 The Starting Point.

9.3 The Reference Model.

9.4 Background.

9.5 Conclusions.

9.6 References.

9.7 Credits.

Appendix 1: Glossary.

Appendix 2: Definitions.


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