Books published by WWRF
User Requirements for Wireless
In most IT system development processes, the identification or elicitation of user requirements is recognized as a key building block. In practice, the identification of user needs and wants is a challenge and inadequate or faulty identifications in this step of an IT system development can cause huge problems with the final product. The elicitation of user requirements as such changes according to age groups;, to gender,; to cultural settings,; and into time; and experience in the use of the system/software. User requirements, therefore, cannot be used between projects, IT systems, and different software. That makes the elicitation of user requirements an inherent part of any software development project and a resourceful activity as well.
This book provides insights to the process of identifying user requirements and to different types by describing varying case studies in which technologies or software has been developed. A variety of user requirements are provided illustrating the effect of changing the targeted user group with respect to age,; to the context and the different technologies or software as well as to the difference in viewpoint on ways of involving users in the elicitation process.
Cases and user requirement elements discussed in the book include:
- User requirements elicitation processes for children, construction workers, and farmers
- User requirements for personalized services of a broadcast company
- Variations in user involvement
- Practical elements of user involvement and requirements elicitation
- Usable security requirements for design of privacy
The African Mobile Story
Africa and especially Sub-Saharan Africa has during the past decade witnessed one of the fastest growing markets in mobile communication. This growth is recognized to have played a pivotal role in Africa’s socio-economic development. It has had a huge impact on residential living patterns; on business networks and models; and on government services and income sources. The mobile industry has contributed more to economic growth than in any other comparable region globally introducing innovative, broadly used applications.
Technical topics discussed in the book include:
- Mobile Development in Sub-Saharan Africa;
- Telecom Liberalization in Africa;
- Role of Mobile in Socio-economic Development;
- Mobile Applications in specific sectors;
- Security in African Mobile;
- Role of Prepaid in Africa
Error Control Coding for B3G/4G Wireless Systems: Paving the Way to IMT-Advanced Standards
The book begins by detailing the fundamentals of advanced coding techniques such as Coding, Decoding, Design, and Optimization. It provides not only state-of-the-art research findings in 3D Turbo-codes, non-binary LDPC Codes, Fountain, and Raptor codes, but also insights into their real-world implementation by examining hardware architecture solutions, for example VLSI complexity, FPGA, and ASIC. Furthermore, special attention is paid to Incremental redundancy techniques, which constitute a key feature of Wireless Systems.
A promising application of these advanced coding techniques, the Turbo-principle (also known as iterative processing), is illustrated through an in-depth discussion of Turbo-MIMO, Turbo-Equalization, and Turbo-Interleaving techniques. Finally, the book presents the status of major standardization activities currently implementing such techniques, with special interest in 3GPP UMTS, LTE, WiMAX, IEEE 802.11n, DVB-RCS, DVB-S2, and IEEE 802.22. As a result, the book coherently brings together academic and industry vision by providing readers with a uniquely comprehensive view of the whole topic, whilst also giving an understanding of leading-edge techniques.
- Includes detailed coverage of coding, decoding, design, and optimization approaches for advanced codes
- Provides up to date research findings from both highly reputed academics and industry standpoints
- Presents the latest status of standardization activities for Wireless Systems related to advanced coding
- Describes real-world implementation aspects by giving insights into architecture solutions for both LDPC and Turbo-codes
- Examines the most advanced and promising concepts of turbo-processing applications: Turbo-MIMO, Turbo-Equalization, Turbo-Interleaving
Short-Range Wireless Communications: Emerging Technologies and Applications
Short-Range Wireless Communications: Emerging Technologies and Applications summarizes the outcomes of WWRF Working Group 5, highlighting the latest research results and emerging trends on short-range communications. It contains contributions from leading research groups in academia and industry on future short-range wireless communication systems, in particular 60 GHz communications, ultra-wide band (UWB) communications, UWB radio over optical fiber, and cooperative short-range communications systems. Starting from a brief description of state-of-the-art, the perspectives and limits of the technologies are highlighted, identifying where future research work is going to be focused.
- An overview and in-depth coverage of wireless technologies that are about to start an evolution from international standards to mass products, and that will influence the future of short-range communications
- Provides a unique and invaluable visionary overview from both industry and academia for the research community (managers and researchers in both academia and industry)
- Identifies open research problems, technological challenges, emerging technologies, and fundamental limits
- Covers Ultra-high speed short-range communication in the 60 GHz band, UWB Communication, Limits and Challenges, Cooperative aspects in short-range communication and Visible Light Communications and UWB radio over optical fibre.
Technologies for the Wireless Future Vol 3
The third volume of the influential WWRF Book of Visions of research and trends in mobile communications has been fully updated. It includes three new chapters on flexible spectrum use, ultra-broadband convergent home-area networks, and the system concept. Visions from manufacturers, network operators, research institutes and academia from all over world are captured by the WWRF in one comprehensive single point of reference.
Technologies for the Wireless Future, Volume 3 describes the expectations and requirements of a user in the ‘future wireless world’ between 2010 and 2017. This will enable readers to prioritise research topics based on the provision of cost-effective solutions. This book is ideal for researchers from both academia and industry, as well as engineers, managers, strategists, and regulators.
Technologies for the Wireless Future Vol 2
This fully updated second volume of the highly successful WWRF Book of Visions is a unique and timely book, presenting up-to-the-minute ideas and trends in mobile communications. This is a comprehensive single point of reference, focusing on the specifications and requirements of 4G and identifying potential business models, the research areas and required spectrum and enabling technologies.
Comprising material from White Papers edited within the working expert groups as well as those from the Vision Committee of WWRF, a top-down approach has been adopted starting from perceived users requirements and their expectations in the Future Wireless World..
Technologies for the Wireless Future Vol 1
Technologies for the Wireless Future, the result of pioneering cooperative work of many academic and industrial researchers from WWRF, provides a wide picture of the research challenges for the future wireless world. Despite much emphasis on hard technology, the user is certainly not forgotten as this book provides an all-encompassing treatment of future wireless technologies ranging from user centred design processes and I-centric communications to end-to-end econfigurability and short-range wireless networks. The content will have a wide-ranging appeal to engineers, researchers, managers and students with interest on future of wireless.