6th IEEE Broadband wireless access workshop, colocated with IEEE GLOBECOM 2010




10/11/2010 - INTEL supports the 6th IEEE Broadband Wireless Access Workshop as Premium Sponsor

08/11/2010 - Program online

18/08/2010 - Please mind the camera-ready submission instructions (CR-papers are to be uploaded in EDAS; not IEEE Xplore). Deadline is 31st of August.

17/08/2010 - Authors notified. Accepted were 19 papers (regular presentation) plus 10 papers (poster presentation) out of 103 submissions. This results in an AR of 19% respectively 29%. Mind that the sole difference made is the presentation on-site.

03/07/2010 - The workshop is currently reviewing candidate journals/magazines for publishing extended versions of the 3-5 best papers. Please feel free to submit your suggestion to the workshop chairs.

23/06/2010 - Deadline extended to 3rd of July

02/04/2010 - Website online.


Internet access is undergoing a fundamental change. More powerful devices and lower cost radio technologies are facilitating the transition to the Mobile Internet in which users can access a diverse range of services and applications anytime, anywhere. However, the huge increase in demand that this brings cannot easily be met by current radio access systems. Hence, there is a need for more powerful, more efficient, higher speed, lower cost radio technologies for Broadband Wireless Access.

There is much energy within the community to develop more advanced BWA technologies - activities span the wireless domain, ranging from more advanced antenna technologies to co-operative relays to mesh networking systems and many more: future networks will likely employ some mix of these different mechanisms. We anticipate that this 4th workshop will continue the series of successful workshops, providing a forum for new research results and reports on practical experience working with innovative technologies in the domain of Broadband Wireless Access. The workshop, then, is soliciting contributions including but not limited to topics listed below.

  • Incumbent and Future BWA Technologies, UMTS, HSPA, LTE, LTE-Advanced, 802.16x
    Self Configuring and Self Optimizing Networks
    Repeater, Mesh, Relay, Femto and Pico Base Station based Solutions
    Vehicular Networks

    Radio Resource Management, Admission Control, Power Control and Scheduling
    QoS and QoE in Mobile and BWA Networks
    Cross-Layer Optimization Concepts and Experimental Evaluation
    Multi-Antenna Technologies, Beamforming, Antenna Selection, Rank Adaptation, etc.
    Single and Multiuser MIMO Techniques
    Cooperative and Collaborative Networking, Network MIMO
    Interference Mitigation, Cancellation, Coordination and Alignment
    Channel Estimation Techniques

    Wireless Network Management
    Capacity Planning and Traffic Engineering
    Characterization of BWA Traffic
    Traffic, Mobility and Channel Models
    Design and Evaluation of Testbeds and Field Trials
    Experiences/Lessons from Recent Deployments
    Large-scale and Heterogeneous BWA Evaluations

    Multi-Access Networks, Vertical and Horizontal Integration
    Interoperability Aspects (Fixed/Mobile LANs/MANs, WANs)
    Micro and Macro Mobility Management
    Multicarrier Operation and Carrier Aggregation
    Spectrum Management, Regulatory Issues
    Cognitive and Dynamic Spectrum Management Techniques

    Alternative Network Deployments, Dense Networking
    Integration of Device to Device Communications to Cellular Networks
    Broadcasting and Multicasting in BWA Networks
    Green Networking and Energy Efficient Algorithms
    Network Coding and its Applications in Wireless Systems


Title: Broadband Wireless Landscape (slides)

Rath Vannithamby received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Toronto, ON, Canada, in 1994, 1996, and 2001, respectively. Dr. Vannithamby is currently a Senior Research Scientist at Intel Labs, Intel Corporation. He leads and manages a team responsible for 4G/5G MAC research. Prior to joining Intel, he was a researcher at Ericsson responsible for 3G research, standardization, and design. Dr. Vannithamby is a Senior Member of IEEE. He has published over 25 scientific articles and has over 75 patents granted/pending. He has authored chapters of two books. He has served on TPC for major IEEE wireless communication conferences including ICC, GC, VTC, and WCNC. He has also served as a Guest Editor for EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking Special Issue on Radio Resource Management for 3G+ Systems. His research interests are in the area of 4G/5G broadband mobile networks and cross-layer techniques