9th IEEE Broadband wireless access workshop (BWA 2013)
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The 9th International Workshop on Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) will continue the successful series of BWA workshop events (see http://www.bwaws.org). The workshop organizers and TPC chairs have received 85 paper submissions, out of which 31 have finally been selected for publication, leading to an acceptance rate of 36%. Due to the high number of papers, the workshop will take place as a dual-track event in two parallel rooms. Please have a look at the workshop program posted on this website. Beside the technical paper presentations, the workshop will consist of keynote speeches and a panel discussion, where we are particularly happy that we can announce the following keynote speakers and panelists:

Keynote speakers:

- Hank Kafka, VP Radio Access and Devices, AT&T

- Dr. Bill Payne, VP Small Cells and CDMA, Nokia Solutions and Networks

- Prof. Gerhard Fettweis, Vodafone Chair, TU Dresden, Germany


- Dr. Gabor Fodor, Master Researcher, Ericsson

- Dr. Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute

- Prof. Gerhard Fettweis, Vodafone Chair, TU Dresden, Germany

- Hank Kafka, VP Radio Access and Devices, AT&T

- Dr. Bill Payne, VP Small Cells and CDMA, Nokia Solutions and Networks


Please find a flyer of the event here.

We would be very happy to welcome you to this event on December 9th in Atlanta. Please register to the workshop via the Globecom 2013 website.

Looking forward to see you soon in Atlanta,

Best regards,


The 9th BWA workshop general chairs and TPC chairs,

Patrick Marsch, Andreas Maeder, Arun Ghosh, Giridhar K and Peter Fertl



16/09/2013 Tentative workshop program posted on website

04/09/2013 Paper acceptance and rejection notifications sent out

28/06/2013 Submission deadline extended to July 7th

19/06/2013 Submission deadline extended to June 30th

08/05/2013 TPC announced

07/05/2013 Paper submission open

10/04/2013 Website online



The standardization work on LTE Rel. 12 is now gaining momentum, with enough study item or work item proposals in the pipe to already fill the next releases. However, looking at the needs of broadband wireless access in more than a decade from now, the question arises whether the evolution of current standards is sufficient to address these needs, or if more radical, possibly non-backward compatible approaches are needed. In the next decade, we will not only see an exponential increase in the demand of wireless broadband capacity, with predictions on traffic growth ranging from x100 to x1000, but we will also see a large diversification in the applications and communication scenarios requiring broadband wireless access. With the advent of the Internet of Things, at least an order of magnitude more devices, typically strongly constrained in cost and power dissipation, will require wireless connectivity anytime and anywhere with the cloud. On the other hand, it is likely to see more localized and context-aware communication between humans or devices in close proximity, where direct but network-facilitated device-to-device communication will play a bigger role, and where hence the classical function split between the cloud, network infrastructure and devices may have to be rethought.

The 9th BWA full day workshop will build upon the success of the previous editions of this workshop, but put a special emphasis on novel BWA concepts and solutions that go significantly beyond the state-of-the-art, and/or which address novel communication scenarios and use cases where broadband wireless access will be needed. The workshop will provide a forum for the exchange and discussion of new research results and for the pragmatic assessment of the usage of innovative technologies in the BWA domain. It will cover a broad range of topics including, but not limited to, those listed below:

         Novel application and communication scenarios for BWA

o    Novel traffic and mobility models

o    Outdoor to indoor models, models for multi-storied dwelling units

o    Applications based on data processing in local network infrastructure (edge computing)

o    Context / application-aware communication


         Novel physical layer transmission and reception techniques

o    New waveforms

o    Non-orthogonal (and quasi-orthogonal) multiple access schemes

o    PHY concepts facilitating machine-type comm. (MTC) and direct device-to-device (D2D)


         Novel MAC design for BWA

o    Flexible and programmable MAC design

o    Collaborative / cooperative MAC schemes

o    MAC for user / control plane split in BWA

o    MAC for centralized / decentralized communication schemes (e.g. Cloud RAN)


         Further evolution of multi-antenna and cooperative communications

o    Massive MIMO communications

o    Interference alignment techniques

o    Full-duplex radio


         Management of dense, heterogeneous and complex networks

o    Novel interference and mobility management concepts

o    Energy- and utilization-efficient networks

o    Interference and mobility management in the context of MTC or D2D communication

o    Novel cell concepts, for instance based on user / control plane split


         Novel forms of spectrum access and usage

o    Cognitive and Dynamic Spectrum Management Techniques

o    Usage of mm-Wave for backhaul and access links

o    Dynamic/opportunistic carrier aggregation schemes


         Novel BWA architecture concepts

o    Architecture proposals for beyond 4G networks

o    Novel cloud RAN architecture concepts

o    Cross-layer optimization techniques and E2E and network-based QoS/QoE management

o    Cellular network congestion management schemes


         Pragmatic assessment and experimental evaluation of BWA concepts

o    Lab-/field trial results and their comparison to simulation and stochastic geometry based analysis

o    Economical assessment of BWA concepts