2. An operator's point of view Ralf Irmer
3. Information-theoretic basics Patrick Marsch and David Tse
4. Gains and trade-offs of multi-cell joint signal processing Patrick Marsch
Part II. Practical CoMP Schemes: 5. CoMP schemes based on interference-aware transceivers or interference coordination Lars Thiele, Thomas Wirth, Malte Schellmann, Thomas Haustein, Volker Jungnickel, Philipp Frank, Andreas Müller, Heinz Droste, Chan-Byoung Chae, Ramya Bhagavatula, Doru Calin and Robert W. Heath, Jr
6. CoMP schemes based on multi-cell joint signal processing Chenyang Yang, Yafei Tian, Andreas F. Molisch, Xinning Wei, Tobias Weber, Lars Thiele, Thomas Haustein, Volker Jungnickel, Wolfgang Zirwas, Federico Boccardi, David Gesbert and Randa Zakhour
Part III. Challenges Connected to CoMP: 7. Clustering Patrick Marsch, Stefan Brück, Andrea Garavaglia, Matthias Schulist, Ralf Weber and Armin Dekorsy
8. Synchronization D. Richard Brown III, Andrew G. Klein, Vincent Kotzsch, Gerhard Fettweis and Malte Schellmann
9. Channel knowledge Wolfgang Zirwas, Lars Thiele, Tobias Weber, Nico Palleit, Volker Jungnickel, Guido Dietl and Wolfgang Utschick
10. Efficient and robust algorithm implementation Jörg Holfeld, Gerhard Fettweis, Udo Wachsmann, Rainer Bachl and Stefan Müller-Weinfurtner
11. Scheduling, signaling and adaptive usage of CoMP Tarcisio Maciel, Ricardo B. dos Santos, Anja Klein, Christian Hoymann, Laetitia Falconetti, Michael Grieger, Patrick Marsch and Gerhard Fettweis
12. Backhaul I-Hsiang Wang, David Tse, Christian Hoymann, Laetitia Falconetti, Patrick Marsch, Thorsten Fahldieck and Mark Doll
Part IV. Performance Assessment: 13. Field trial results Uwe Dötsch, Johannes Koppenborg, Patrick Marsch, Michael Grieger, Gerhard Fettweis, Volker Jungnickel, Andreas Forck, Stephan Jäckel, Sander Wahls, Lars Thiele, Thomas Haustein, Wolfgang Zirwas, Heinz Droste, Gerhard Kadel, Jörg Holfeld, Erik Fischer, Vincent Kotzsch and Hans-Peter Mayer
14. Performance prediction of CoMP in large cellular systems Thorsten Wild, Andreas Weber, Richard Fritzsche, Jens Voigt, Christian Schneider, Stefan Jäckel, Carsten Jandura, Laetitia Falconetti, Christian Hoymann, Andreas Müller, Philipp Frank, Jochen Giese, M. Awais Amin, Stefan Brück, Mark Doll, Lars Thiele and Michael Olbrich
Part V. Outlook and Conclusions: 15. Outlook Armin Dammann, Christian Mensing, Stephan Sand, Peter Rost, Jens Voigt, Albrecht Fehske, Patrick Marsch and Gerhard Fettweis
16. Summary and conclusions Patrick Marsch and Gerhard Fettweis.
Patrick Marsch was the technical project coordinator of the research project EASY-C, where the world's largest research test beds for LTE-Advanced were established and the first live demonstrations of CoMP were performed. He received his Dr-Ing degree from Technische Universität Dresden, where he later headed the system level group at the Vodafone Chair, focusing on optimizing spectral efficiency and energy efficiency in heterogeneous cellular deployments. He currently heads a radio research team within Nokia Siemens Networks in Wroclaw, Poland.
Gerhard P. Fettweis. Technische Universität, Dresden
Gerhard P. Fettweis is the Vodafone Chair Professor at Technische Universität Dresden, with 20 companies from around the world currently sponsoring his research on wireless transmission and chip design. An IEEE Fellow, he runs the world's largest cellular research test beds, coordinated the EASY-C project and has received numerous awards. He began his career at IBM Research and has since developed nine start-up companies.