In conjunction with WCNC 2014 - April 6, 2014 - Istanbul, Turkey
This workshop is a joint initiative organized by three ICT projects funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), and it covers common aspects of interest in order meet the need to study new technological trends in mobile communications. In particular, the collaborating projects are: iJOIN (www.ict-ijoin.eu), TROPIC (www.ict-tropic.eu) and Mobile Cloud Networking (www.mobile-cloud-networking.eu).
This workshop explores novel concepts to allow for flexibly centralised radio access networks using cloud-processing based on open IT platforms, to allow for a high quality of experience for mobile access to cloud-processing resources and services, and to allow a future network evolution focused on energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness. In fact, all future innovative network solutions will be conceived and deployed with a long term perspective of sustainability, both in terms of energy consumption of mobile network (and related interoperability with terminals) and cost efficiency of the different deployment and management options. This requires new concepts for the design, operation, and optimization of radio access networks, backhaul networks, operation and management algorithms, and architectural elements, tightly integrating mobile networks and cloud-processing. This workshop will cover technologies across PHY, MAC, and network layer, it covers technologies which translate the cloud-paradigm to the radio access and backhaul network, and analyse all the network evolutions from the energy efficiency perspective. It will study the requirements, constraints, and implications for mobile communication networks, and also potential relationship with the offered service, both, from an academic and industrial point of view.
For more information, please contact dario.sabella(at)telecomitalia(dot)it or thomas.bohnert(at)zhaw(dot)ch or emilio.calvanese-strinati(at)cea(dot)fr