Welcome to WONC at GLOBECOM 2014
The need for high mobile data throughput is growing at an extremely fast pace along with the social demand for an environmentally sustainable telecommunications industry. There is a large consensus that a simple evolution of 4G wireless technology does not suffice to meet these challenges and disruptive architectural and technological changes are needed. In this context, cloud computing plays a key and can be adopted to support operational network purposes or/and provisioning of computational services. The concept of radio access networks based on cloud computing to support network operational needs (shortly C-RAN) is one of the most accredited directions of evolution with its potentials to overcome the limitations of the current cellular architecture, move toward a device-centric architecture, and enable large scale centralized joint processing. The cloud architecture is based on massively distributed antennas connected to a computing cloud through an optical fiber infrastructure that replaces the traditional backhaul network.
For the technical and economic success, of this concept the integration and convergence of radio access and optical networks play a strategic role. The sessions of the workshop will cover a wide range of key issues on this topic spanning from emerging technologies for remote radio heads with low capital and operational costs to signal processing techniques for user-centric distributed antenna systems, to allocation and scheduling of radio, optical and computational resources, from signaling techniques for channel state acquisition to scalable algorithms optimized for distributed implementation, to dynamic capacity and mobility management. In addition, emphasis will be given in the architectural and technology challenges associated with the converged optical/wireless networks to support cloud and mobile cloud services optimizing metrics such as cost, delay, energy consumption etc. Views will be presented by the relevant flagship EU funded research projects HARP, TROPIC, CONTENT, SODALES and iJOIN and representatives of the research and industry communities.
The objective of the workshop is to bring together academic and industrial actors in the field to draw the current state of art, identify the technical challenges, exchange results and strategic visions, foster discussions to identify the key driving concepts and technologies, and, eventually, develop synergies.
Topics of Interests
The workshop will cover a wide range of key topics including:
The submission will be handled electronically via EDAS system. Submitted manuscripts should not exceed 6 pages in length. Please use the IEEE Transactions format.
The workshop proceedings will be listed in the IEEEXplore and the IEEE digital library.
Technical Program Committee:
Submission deadline :
July 15, 2014
Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2014
Camera-ready papers due :
October 1, 2014
Early registration deadline :
November 1, 2014
For Workshop Program Itinerary, click here