November 12-14, 2014 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Track 4: Broadband Wireless

Broadband is becoming one of the major driving factors for research and development in the wireless networking area as wireless technology is now competing with wireline both in the access and in the backbone. The trend in the access is towards OFDM-based systems, such as IEEE802.16 WiMAX or 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution). The backbone is mainly witnessing the arrival of mesh networking, be it on a local IEEE802.11s scale or on a metropolitan IEEE802.16f one. Other techniques for increasing bandwidth even further include MIMO and cooperation, on even longer ranges using relays.

The aim of this track is to bring together communities of interest in the area of broadband wireless networking, from the services point of view, the service-oriented design on the network layer, the network architectures and protocols, as well as lower layer techniques, which have been proposed recently and have gained increasing interest from both the research and industrial communities. We solicit original and unpublished work including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Broadband wireless technologies: HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE, WiMAX, WiRAN
  • Machine to Machine (M2M) Communications, Networking and Applications
  • Broadband wireless network services and applications
  • Service-oriented wireless mesh network architecture
  • Radio resource management
  • Scheduling and queuing
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Capacity planning and dimensioning
  • New network architecture and operation
  • Cross-layer modeling and design
  • Cross-layer approaches for service-oriented broadband wireless networks
  • QoS provision through interconnected wired and wireless segments
  • Routing for service-oriented wireless networks
  • Heterogeneity and diversity
  • Relay, cooperative and mesh networking
  • Vertical, horizontal and diagonal handover
  • Spectrum management
  • Cognitive radio
  • Mobility and multihoming
  • Interference control
  • Pricing
  • Experiments, measurements and testbeds
  • Smartphone challenges and future trends

Track Chairs