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Working Group 3 – Radio Network Aspects

Chairman: Prof. Narcis Cardona, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

This WG deals with Radio Access Networks aspects, oriented to both wireless and cellular technologies, including heterogeneous and hybrid architectures. The WG expects to strongly contribute in the generation of new conceptual studies, as well as in the design of new algorithms, software platforms, measurement sets and test-beds oriented to improve research in the categories listed below:

  • Advanced deployment of Mobile Networks, from initial planning to fine tuning and optimisation stages:
    • Advanced planning using operational information;
    • Measurement based tuning and optimisation strategies
    • IEEE802.xx networks coverage analysis and effects of mobility;
    • Hybrid Networks: radio network architecture and automatic planning methods, for GSM/UMTS, UMTS/802.11, WiFi and WiMax systems, DVB-H;
  • Radio Resource Management:
    • Dynamic radio resource allocation and efficient sharing of resources;
    • Improved radio resource management strategies;
    • New mobility management solutions;
    • Algorithms for joint/common radio resource management;
    • Dynamic network reconfigurability
  • System and Service Modelling:
    • Reference Scenarios
    • Accurate traffic modelling and prediction
    • Models for mobility and terminal location;
    • Definition and analysis of network quality concepts; including QoS, user oriented QoS and end to end QoS
    • Capacity and interference modelling of B3G air-interfaces and its effects on network performance;
  • Protocol Design applied to:
    • IEEE802.xx networks;
    • Ad hoc networks: co-existence with mobile radio systems in operation, routing protocols, signalling cooperation between nodes, relay assisted transmission including MIMO,MAC analysis and design, network coding;
    • Hybrid Networks based on the simultaneous use of different network paradigms;
    • Wireless Sensor Networks: energy efficient routing and MAC protocols.