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Technologies for the Wireless Future: Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF), Volume 3




Technologies for the Wireless Future: Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF), Volume 3

Klaus David (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-99387-3 September 2008 506 Pages


The third volume of the influential WWRF Book of Visions of research and trends in mobile communications has been fully updated. It includes three new chapters on flexible spectrum use, ultra-broadband convergent home-area networks, and the system concept. Visions from  manufacturers, network operators, research institutes and academia from all over world are captured by the WWRF in one comprehensive single point of reference.

Technologies for the Wireless Future, Volume 3 describes the expectations and requirements of a user in the ‘future wireless world’ between 2010 and 2017. This will enable readers to prioritise research topics based on the provision of cost-effective solutions. This book is ideal for researchers from both academia and industry, as well as engineers, managers, strategists, and regulators.

WWRF has become highly influential on the future of wireless communication.  You can see the evidence already, as many of the concepts described in the very first Book of Vision have been adopted in today’s wireless implementations. The organization brings together the long-range views of academia with the practical constraints and requirements of industry.  This is a powerful combination.

Mark Pecen, Vice President, Research In Motion Limited

The WWRF Book of Vision series of books are an invaluable source of information for key thoughts and technology developments in wireless and mobile communication. The comprehensiveness and diversified nature of its research reports and results can prove to be a very useful tool in planning and developing the next generation network and services.

Bill Huang, General Manager, China Mobile Research

As mobile broadband becomes part of our daily lives, in the same way that mobile telephony has done, and helps us to support important issues such as health care, education and many other priorities, WWRF is again exploring the options for mobile and wireless systems in its' third edition of the Book of Visions. Earlier versions have helped to reach global consensus on research objectives, reduce investment risk and generate critical mass in research efforts. The third book of visions provides key insights into the international academic and commercial discussion on tomorrows' hot topics in mobile research!

Håkan Eriksson, Senior Vice President, CTO, Ericsson


List of Figures

List of Tables

List of Contributors

Foreword by Dr Atsushi Murase

Foreword by Charles Backof



1 Introduction

Edited by Dr Nigel Jefferies (Vodafone Group R&D, UK) and Prof. Dr Klaus David (ComTec, University of Kassel, Germany)

1.1 A Book of Visions

1.2 The Wireless World Research Forum

1.3 Current Situation and Trends

1.4 Overview of the Following Chapters

2 Vision and Stakeholder Requirements for Future Mobile Systems

Edited by Dr Nigel Jefferies (Vodafone Group R&D, UK)

2.1 A Vision of 2017

2.2 Stakeholder Requirements

2.3 Acknowledgements

3 User Requirements, Scenarios and Business Models

Edited by Lene Sørensen and Knud Erik Skouby (Center for Information and Communication Technologies/IMM, Danish Technical University, Denmark)

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Scenarios

3.3 User Requirements

3.4 A User-centred Approach to Service Development

3.5 Usability

3.6 Business Modeling

3.7 Conclusions and Further Research

3.8 Acknowledgements

4 Service Infrastructures

Edited by Prof. Dr Klaus David (ComTec, University of Kassel, Germany) and Dr Mika Klemettinen (Nokia, Finland)

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Semantic Services

4.3 Service Creation

4.4 Service Architecture for the Wireless World

4.5 Acknowledgements

5 The WWI System Architecture for B3G Networks

Edited by Andreas Schieder (Ericsson GmbH, Germany), Elias Tragos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece), Andrej Mihailovic (King’s College London, UK), Jukka Salo (Nokia Siemens Networks, Finland) and Jan van der Meer (Ericsson Telecommunicati, The Netherlands)

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Heterogeneous Radio Resource Management (HRRM) in the WWI System Architecture

5.3 Mobility

5.4 Context Provisioning

5.5 Network Management in the WWI System Architecture

5.6 Conclusions

6 New Air Interface Technologies

Edited by Dr Angeliki Alexiou (Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, UK) and Dr Gerhard Bauch (DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Germany)

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Error Control Coding Options for Next-generation Wireless Systems

6.3 Multi-dimensional Channel Modeling

6.4 Multi-user MIMO Systems

7 Short-range Wireless Communications

Edited by Prof. Rolf Kraemer (IHP, Germany) and Marcos Katz (VTT, Finland)

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Integrative and Cooperative Aspects of Short-range Communications: Technologies, Designing Rules and Trends

7.3 Ultra Wideband Radio over Optical Fibre

7.4 Work in Progress

8 Emerging Technologies to Support Reconfigurable Cognitive Wireless Networks

Edited by Prof. Panagiotis Demestichas, George Dimitrakopoulos and Yiouli Kritikou (University of Piraeus, Greece)

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Overview of Cognitive Wireless Networks

8.3 Management Mechanisms for Cognitive Wireless Networks

8.4 Supplementary Knowledge Features in Support of Cognition

8.5 Summary

9 Methods for Spectrum Sharing

Edited by Sudhir Dixit (Nokia Siemens Networks)

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Spectrum Sharing CategoriesBased on Centralized and Distributed Approaches

9.3 Problems and Issues in Flexible Spectrum Use

9.4 Conclusion

9.5 Acknowledgements

10 Ultra Broadband Home Area Network

Edited by Djamal-Eddine Meddour (Orange Labs, France Telecom Group)

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Applications Challenges

10.3 Connectivity

10.4 Access Challenges

10.5 Architecture

10.6 Conclusion

10.7 Acknowledgements

11 Combined View of Future Systems

Edited by Mikko A. Uusitalo (Nokia Research Center)

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Applications and Services

11.3 IP-based Communication Subsystem

11.4 Access Network

11.5 Development of Reconfigurability and Cognitive Wireless Networks

11.6 Other End-to-end Aspects

11.7 Summary and Conclusion

11.8 Acknowledgements

Appendix: Glossary