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FemtocellBook 2011 : Femtocell Communications: Business Opportunities and Deployment Challenges


When Jan 1, 2010 - Dec 30, 2010
Where USA
Abstract Registration Due Dec 30, 2010
Submission Deadline Aug 1, 2010
Notification Due Aug 15, 2010
Final Version Due Dec 30, 2010
Categories    wireless   cellular   mobile   broadband

Call For Papers

Femtocell Communications: Business Opportunities and Deployment Challenges

Dr. Rashid A. Saeed, UIA, Engineering Faculty, Malaysia &
Prof. Bharat S. Chaudhari, International Institute of Information Technology (I2IT), Pune, India

Call for Chapters:
Proposals Submission Deadline: July 15, 2010
Full Chapters Due: October 1, 2010


Femtocell is a new, emerging technology for cellular wireless networks, which has rapidly attracted cellular industry through two past years. The advantage of femtocell to mobile operators is to reduce the network deployment cost and increase coverage in indoor environment. Femtocell is also considered a possible path to the fixed–mobile convergence (FMC) goal. Femtocell access points (FAP), or home base stations (HBS), are base stations designed for use in the user premises (home or small business). It serves small number of users (i.e. 4 users) and covers about 30 square meters, similar to existing WiFi access points. The uniqueness of femtocell in contrast to micro and macrocellular is that it connects to a cellular network through a broadband network i.e. xDSL. A femtocell improves signal quality in indoor environments and provides high-speed wireless access mobile-Internet users. However, femtocell introduces new challenges to the mobile operators (MOs) in terms of the handoff between femto and macrocells, interference management, localization and synchronization, security and network management, not to mention radio resources management (RRM) between femto and macrocellular systems and common radio resource management (CRRM). The main two deployment challenges that face femtocell forums are the use cases (user experience) and interference from/to macrocell and other femtocells.

Objective of the Book

This book is intended to give the audience extensive technical overview and look at how the femtocell can be deployed to bring new applications, services and experiences to users. One of the promising business opportunities is closed subscriber group (CSG) Internet services and bridges the gab between fixed and mobile applications.

Target Audience

The book is targeting the engineers and marketing staff in telecom and cellular operators, where it will help them to have deep technical background about this revolutionary technology to plan for their network and take decisions for future trends. The book also target undergraduate (teaching and final year projects) and postgraduate research students, academicians and researchers working in the field of mobile communication and new applications developments.

Recommended Topics (not limited to):

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following focus areas:

• Interference analysis, avoidance, and mitigation
• Coexistence between a macrocellular network and femtocell network
• OFDMA Femtocell and other Physical layers techniques
• Resource allocation techniques
• Worldwide Standardizations of Femtocell (3GPP, 3GPP2, WiMAX)
• Common Radio Resources Management (CRRM)
• Femtocells, picocells, relay networks, and distributed antenna systems
• Femtocell Network Reference Model (NRM)
• Power control and power saving mechanisms
• Cognitive femtocell networks
• Self organizing networks and issues in self maintenance
• Femtocell vs. Wireless LAN
• Issues related to enterprise femtocells
• System Specification Requirements
• Closed subscriber group (CSG) versus open-access femtocells
• Femtocell as a path to Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC)
• Business and regulatory aspects
• Internet Protocol (IP) with flat vs. hierarchical Networks
• Multicasting and Broadcasting
• Mobility and Handover management
• Synchronization and Location issues
• Quality of Services (QoS) in Femtocell Networks
• Security and Privacy in Femtocell Network
• Femtocell Network Design and Planning
• Safety and Emergency Issues

Important Dates:

Deadline for Chapter Proposals Submission: 15th, July 2010
Acceptance Notifications: 15th, August 2010
Full Chapter Submission: 1st Oct. 2010
Review Results Returned: November 30th, 2010
Revised Chapter Submission: January 30th, 2011
Final Deadline: March 30th, 2011

Manuscript Submission Guidelines:

Technical contributions describing original, previously unpublished work, not currently under review anywhere, are solicited. Interested authors are invited to submit chapter proposal (1-3 pages) to describing clearly the topic covered.
• The proposal should include the chapter organization,
• Contact address of the corresponding author.
• Chapter outlines (tentative chapter ToC)
• References

All submitted chapters will undergo a double-blind peer review. Upon acceptance of chapter proposals, authors will be sent document preparation guidelines. The authors may be requested to modify the contents of the chapters if deemed necessary in order to maintain the consistency of the entire book and to include the most up-to-date information about each topic.

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

Dr. Rashid A. Saeed

UIA, Engineering Faculty, Malaysia


Prof. Bharat S. Chaudhari
International Institute of Information Technology (I2IT), Pune, India


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