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PlanNet 2010 : Second International Workshop on Planning and Optimization of Wireless Communication Networks


When Apr 18, 2010 - Apr 21, 2010
Where Sydney, Australia
Submission Deadline Dec 15, 2009
Notification Due Jan 15, 2010
Categories    wireless   network planning   optimization   telecommunication

Call For Papers

Second International Workshop on Planning and Optimization of Wireless Communication Networks (PlanNet2010)

To be held in conjunction with IEEE WCNC 2010, Sydney, Australia, 18 April, 2010

Aim of the Workshop

The aim of the workshop is to bring together both the mobile communications industry (operators, telecom vendors, radio network planning and optimization consulting firms and tool producers) and academia to present and discuss the problems, challenges, directions, and state-of-art in the fields of future wireless communication networks deployment, planning and optimization. The workshop will try to build a bridge between the mobile communications industry and academic research so that future collaborations between two sectors can be identified. The goal of future wireless networks is to provide ubiquitous connections and support high data rate demand. The WiMAX, LTE, and LTE-Advanced standardizations have already processed toward this direction but still require significant improvements. Network planning and optimization faces many challenges arising from the use of new air interfaces and new technologies (e.g., MIMO, smart antennas, cooperative relay), the mix of voice, vid!
eo and data traffic, the co-existence of different RATs (Radio Access Technologies), the growing importance of indoor coverage and the paradigm shifts (e.g., femtocells). The future wireless networks cannot operate efficiently, unless these challenges are properly addressed.

In this workshop, the advances of wireless communications that enable future wireless networks and challenges in network planning and optimization arising from the adoption of new technologies will be discussed. PlanNet seeks papers dealing with architectural issues, theoretical studies, new paradigms, enabling technologies, practical implementations, and policy issues for future wireless communications and network planning and optimization problems. Besides the technical insights, the workshop will provide a supportive environment for technical discussions between like-minded researchers and engineers.

Further details are listed on the website

Topics of interests
Topics of interest relating to network planning and optimization and future wireless communications are (but not limited to):

1. Network Planning and Optimization

- Automatic UMTS/HSPA/LTE/LTE-A/WiFi/WiMAX radio network planning and optimization methods
- New system simulation and performance evaluation methods
- Indoor/outdoor radio propagation models and scenarios
- The use of measurements in radio network planning and optimisation
- MIMO measurements scenarios
- Network performance study using MIMO and smart antennas
- Automatic configuration algorithms of femtocells
- Mobility management in femto/macrocell scenarios
- Interference analysis in femto/macrocell scenarios
- Indoor radio network planning and optimization (repeaters, DAS, picocells and femtocells) methods and tools
- Heterogeneous wireless networks (UMTS/HSPA/LTE/WiFi/WiMAX/DVB) planning and optimization
- CRRM/JRRM in heterogeneous wireless networks
- Radio resource management (RRM)
- Dynamic frequency allocation and spectrum sharing techniques
- Radio network planning and optimization reference scenarios
- UMTS/HSPA/WiMAX pre-launch and post-launch optimization
- Self-optimization and self-healing in LTE networks
- Cooperative relay in UMTS/HSPA/LTE and WiMAX networks
- Wireless mesh network planning and optimization methods and tools
- Transmission and core network dimensioning to account for HSPA and femtocell traffic
- Traffic modeling and real network traffic scenarios

2. Future Wireless Communication

- HSPA/HSPA+/LTE and LTE advanced
- WiMAX and Wireless MAN
- Relay and cooperative communications
- Heterogeneous wireless networks
- Femtocells
- MIMO and smart antennas
- Cognitive radios
- Wireless mesh networks

Submission Guidelines
PlanNet accepts only novel, previously unpublished papers in the area of future wireless communications and network planning and optimization. Submissions must include an abstract, five to ten keywords, the e-mail address of the corresponding author and should not exceed 6 pages, including tables and figures (up to two extra pages at additional cost) in standard IEEE camera-ready format (double-column, 10-pt font).

The proceedings of the workshops program will be included in the IEEE Digital Library with the WCNC2010 main conference.

Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register for the conference and present the work. Submissions will be conducted electronically through EDAS:

Important Dates
Paper submission due: 15 Dec 2009 (Extended)
Author notification: 15 Jan 2009
Camera-ready due: 31 January 2010

Workshop General Chairs

Prof. Jie Zhang, CWiND, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Prof. Jean-Marie Gorce, CITI, University of Lyon, INRIA, INSA-Lyon, France

Workshop TPC Chairs

Prof. Lingyang Song, Peking University, China
Prof. Di Yuan, Linkoping University, Sweden

Workshop Industry Chair

Hui Song, Ranplan Wireless Network Design Ltd., UK

Workshop Publicity Chair

Prof. Guillaume Villemaud, INSA-Lyon, France
Dr Guillaume de la Roche, CWiND, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Prof. Mugen Peng, Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications, China
Prof. Liqiang Zhao, Xidian University, China

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