Fourth-Generation Wireless Networks: Applications and Innovations

Fourth-Generation Wireless Networks: Applications and Innovations

Sasan Adibi (University of Waterloo, Canada), Amin Mobasher (Research in Motion (RIM), Ltd., Canada) and Mostafa Tofighbakhsh (AT&T Labs, USA)
Release Date: December, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 836
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-674-2
ISBN13: 9781615206742|ISBN10: 1615206744|EISBN13: 9781615206759
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Description & Coverage

Fourth generation wireless networks are expected to provide comprehensive and secure IP-based solutions, facilitating existing and emerging services such as voice, data, streamed multimedia, sensory, e-health, and social networking. It is expected that 4G will be provided to users on an "Anytime, Anywhere" basis and at much higher data rates compared to the current and previous mobile generations.

Fourth-Generation Wireless Networks: Applications and Innovations presents a vision for the coming years in terms of emerging fourth generation (4G) wireless technology trends and best practices. It explores the resulting challenges and technical opportunities that will arise in creating and delivering 4G networks for the emerging applications and services. This book also examines the fundamentals of advanced physical layer and radio resource management as the basis for cross layer and cross network optimization that will emerge for increased mobility and services in video, cloud computing virtualization, entertainment, education, health, and security.

This book have been organized especially for researchers, students, network engineers and designers and leaders of emerging companies, decision makers in standards, consumers, and product developers.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • 4G access network architectures
  • Configurable and scalable turbo decoder
  • Cross-layer optimization techniques
  • Global ubiquitous consumer environments
  • MAC protocol of WiMAX mesh networks
  • Orthogonal frequency code division
  • Parallel soft spherical detection
  • Personal wireless broadband services
  • Vehicular mobile networks
  • Video streaming services over 4G networks
  • Wireless collaboration
Reviews and Testimonials

"In this resource, our contributors explore technical innovations in the wireless domain, exploring the current and future roadmaps in the direction of the 4th Generation Mobile Networks."

– Sasan Adibi, Research in Motion (RIM), CanadaSelected as a Fall 2011 Shelf-Worthy Academic Title by Baker & Taylor.
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Editor/Author Biographies
Sasan Adibi is currently a Technical Staff Member of Advanced Research at Research In Motion (RIM). He is also expected to graduate from University of Waterloo in 2010 with a Ph.D. degree from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He has an extensive research background mostly in the areas of Quality of Service (QoS) and Security. He is the first author of +25 journal/conference/book chapter/white paper publications. He also has strong industry experiences, having worked in numerous high-tech companies, including Nortel Networks and Siemens Canada.
Amin Mobasher has recently joined Research In Motion (RIM) as a Member, Technical Staff in Advanced Technology laboratory after his short visit at Stanford University. He earned his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada in Dec. 2007. From Jan. 2008 until Jan. 2009, he was working as a member technical staff in the Advanced Technology Lab in RIM on LTE and LTE-A 3GPP standards. Between Jan. 2009 and Oct. 2009, he was with Smart Antenna Research Group (SARG) in Stanford University as a Visiting Scholar. His research interests are MIMO-OFDM systems, Optimization in Communication Systems, Network Coding, Relays, Interference Mitigation, and physical layer in 3GPP LTE and LTE-A standards. He is the recipient of several awards including Ontario Graduate Scholarship and University of Waterloo Presidential Award in 2006. He also received an NSERC Industrial R&D Fellowship and an NSERC post-doctoral Fellowship award in 2007 and 2008, respectively.
Mostafa Tofighbakhsh is a Principal Member of Technical Staff in the Radio Technology Architecture group Bell Labs at AT&T. He holds a JD (1995) and completed his Ph.D. requirements for electrical engineering & computer science at GWU(1990). He taught graduate courses from 1996- 2001 at various universities as an adjunct including GWU and Southeastern University. He chaired the WiMax Forum application working group forum 2004 – 2009. He has contributed broadly in major technical conferences and he is currently involved in application performance studies and cross layer optimization and radio layer APIs. He is a Senior Member of ACM, IEEE and a member of many industry standard forums.
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Editorial Review Board
  • Nada Golmie, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Pouya Taaghol, Intel Mobility Group,Intel
  • Subhas Mondal,Wipro Inc.
  • Behrouz Maham, Stanford University
  • Masoud Ebrahimi, Research in Motion (RIM)
  • Yi Yu, Research In Motion (RIM)
  • Shirook Ali, Research In Motion (RIM)
  • Farzaneh Kohandani, Research In Motion (RIM)
  • Yongkang Jia, Research In Motion (RIM)
  • Hadi Baligh, Huawai Technologies
  • Alireza Bayesteh, Research In Motion (RIM)
  • Hamid Farmanbar, Nortel Networks
  • Xinhua Ling, Research In Motion (RIM)