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SDMN 2014 : Software Defined Mobile Networks (SDMN): Beyond LTE Network Architecture


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Abstract Registration Due Mar 21, 2014
Submission Deadline Jun 1, 2014
Notification Due Jul 1, 2014
Final Version Due Aug 1, 2014
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Call For Papers

Call for Chapters - Software Defined Mobile Networks (SDMN) : Beyond LTE Network Architecture

We would like to bring your attention to the edited book on "Software Defined Mobile Networks (SDMN): Beyond LTE Network Architecture". This book would be published by WILEY Publishers and it is anticipated to be in print by late 2014 tentatively. We kindly request you to contribute chapters for the book based on your research area.

Madhusanka Liyanage (Centre for Wireless Communication, University of Oulu, Finland)
Andrei Gurtov (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Aalto University, Finland)
Mika Yliantilla (Centre for Internet Excellence, University of Oulu, Finland)

Call for Chapters
21st of March 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline
1st of April 2014: Notification of Acceptance
1st of June 2014: Full Chapter Submission
1st of July 2014: Review Results Returned
1st of August 2014: Final Chapter Submission

More information can be found in Call for Chapter web site :

This book project will present the concept of a Software Defined Mobile Network (SDMN) which would change the network architecture of the current LTE (3GPP) networks. SDN will also open up new opportunities for traffic, resource and mobility management, as well as impose new challenges on network security. It is also foreseen that the investments in the network and operational costs would change. Therefore, this book project will address these main affecting areas such as traffic, resource and mobility management, virtualized traffics transportation, network management, network security and techno economic concepts. Moreover, the complete introduction to SDN and SDMN concepts will be included in the introduction section of the book.

In a nutshell, this book project will provide an insight into the feasibility and opportunities of SDMN concept, as well as evaluate the limits of performance and scalability of the new technologies applied on mobile broadband networks.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Software Defined Networking (SDN) Concepts
o Evolution of SDN
o History of SDN
o SDN Controllers, Network Programmability
o SDN Working Groups/ Research Communities
o SDN Applications

Mobile Networking Concepts
o Evolution of Mobile Networks
o Limitations in current mobile technologies
o Requirement in future mobile networks
o Beyond LTE network architectures

Software Defined Mobile Networks (SDMN)

SDMN Architectures and Network implementation
o State of the art in Software Defined Networks
o Architectural options for Software Defined Mobile Networks
o Requirements and Scenarios in Software Defined Mobile Networks
o Implementation and validation aspects of SDMN
o Mobile Network Optimized SDN Controller Functionality; SDMN controller
o Standardization aspects of SDMN
o Validation setup and open source solutions of SDMN

Traffic Transport and Network Management aspects of SDMN
o Network virtualization and Virtualized traffic transport Technologies
o Optimization of Traffic Transportation
o Scalability of SDMNs

Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO)
Mobile Peer-to-Peer Services
Mobile Cloud Services

Traffic, Resource and Mobility Management aspects
o Mobility Management
o Resource selection and Management
o Microscopic/Macroscopic Traffic Management
o Application supported traffic Management
o Optimization of traffic and resource management

Security aspects of SDMNs
o State of the art in Security challenges in future mobile architectures
o Economically viable security techniques for mobile networks
o Secure Mobile Network services
o Security Management in SDMN

Software Defined Radio (SDR) Networks
o Introduction to SDRN
o Integration aspect of SDRN to SDMN
o SDN based interference management
o Virtualized Radio Resource Management

Techno-economic aspects
o State of the art in techno-economic modeling of SDMN
o Business Cases in virtualized Mobile Network Environments

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before 21st of March, 2014, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by 01st of April, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by 1st of June, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. More information can be found in Call for Chapter web site :

Manuscript guidelines:

Refer to the link shown: Click here. The preparation of manuscripts submitted for the book must be original and not previously published elsewhere or currently under review. Expected chapter length is between 4,000 to 8,000 words or more (or can be discussed with the editors). The formatting of initial or draft manuscripts should follow: A4 page format, single column with 11 point Times New Roman font with 1.5 line spacing, while submitting your manuscript as Microsoft Office Word document. WILEY follows Harvard Style as the reference style. Refer to manuscript instruction file.

Publishing and Indexing:

This book is scheduled to be published by WILEY Publishers. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit WILEY Publishers. This publication is anticipated to be released in late 2014.

Publication Cost to Authors:
Free of charge

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document):

Madhusanka Liyanage
Research Scientist,
Centre for Wireless Communication,
University of Oulu,
Email :
Website :

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