10th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services

December 2–4, 2013 | Tokyo, Japan

CFP: Workshop on Emerging Wireless Technologies for Future Mobile Networks (WEWFMN 2013)

Download the PDF version of the Call for Papers here

Scope

To alleviate the capacity crunch in mobile networks, emerging wireless technologies aimed to improve spectrum efficiency; network efficiency and energy efficiency are being actively studied and developed in both wireless academia and industry. To succeed, effort is envisioned to come from multiple dimensions including 1) spectrum efficiency enhancement, 2) small cell deployment and 3) novel network architectures. First, advanced multiple antenna technology such as massive multiple-input-multiple output (MIMO), virtual MIMO, full-dimensional MIMO and 3-D beamforming are promising techniques to enhance per-user spectrum efficiency and system capacity. Second, by deploying dense small cells within the local-area range and bringing the network closer to end-users, small cell and heterogeneous networks (HetNets) can potentially improve spectrum resource reuse, spatial resource reuse and communication coverage, thus allowing future mobile networks to achieve higher data rates, while retaining the seamless connectivity and mobility of current mobile network deployments. In addition, from network side, new and novel network architectures such as soft-defined network, cloud-RAN (radio access network) and cognitive radio networks as well as the enabling technologies including virtualization in wireless networks, optical wireless integration, and distributed antenna systems can further improve network efficiency and user experience. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researches which focus on emerging wireless technologies that improve spectrum efficiency, energy efficiency and network efficiency for future mobile networks.

Topics

We are seeking papers that present original and unpublished contributions addressing various emerging wireless technologies for future mobile networks. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Massive MIMO, virtual MIMO, 3-D MIMO/beamforming technologies
  • Interference coordination and radio resource management in small cell and HetNets
  • Load-balancing and traffic offloading schemes in small cell and HetNets
  • Handover and mobility study in small cell and HetNets
  • Virtualization in wireless networks
  • Spectrum sharing and network efficiency for cognitive radio networks
  • Spectrum efficiency, network efficiency and energy efficiency in cloud-RAN
  • Distribute antenna system and optical wireless integration

Publications

Papers will be rigorously reviewed by the international technical program committee. Accepted papers will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (LNICST) series. LNICST volumes are submitted for inclusion to leading indexing services, including DBLP, Google Scholar, ACM Digital Library, ISI Proceedings, EI Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus.

Paper submission

Paper submission will be handled electronically (see the instructions). Authors should prepare an Adobe Acrobat PDF version of their full paper. Papers must not exceed 12 pages single column (US Letter size, 8.5 x 11 inches) including text, figures and references. The font size must be at least 10 points.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: September 16, 2013
Notification of acceptance: October 18, 2013
Camera-ready paper due: October 31, 2013
Workshop date: December 4, 2013

Workshop Organizer

Dr. Meilong Jiang, InterDigital Communications, USA (mljiang@ieee.org )
Dr. Wei Peng, Tohoku University, Japan (peng@mobile.ecei.tohoku.ac.jp )
Dr. Ming Lei, NEC Labs China (lei_ming@nec.cn)