"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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6.5 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.
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.
9. Reference Model and Technology Roadmap Edited by Andreas Schieder (Ericsson).
9.2 The Starting Point.
9.3 The Reference Model.
Appendix 1: Glossary.
Appendix 2: Definitions.
Professor Rahim Tafazolli,?Centre for Communication Systems? Research, The University of Surrey, UK
He is the Head of Mobile Communications Research Group in CCSR, School of Electronics and Physical Sciences, the University of Surrey, England. His research activities are on optimization techniques for mobile multimedia networks, mainly on advance Resource management, Mobility management and Media Access Control. He has published more than 300 research papers in refereed journals, international conferences and as invited speaker. He currently has more than 15 patents in the field of mobile communications.
He is the founder and the past Chairman of International Conference on "3G Mobile Technologies". He is also member of IEE Committee on the UK Regulations on "Information Technology & Telecommunications", a member of the WWRF Vision Committee, and past Chairman of "New Technologies" group of Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF), and academic co–ordinator of the UK Mobile VCE (Virtual Centre of Excellence).