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International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems
International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems


Special Issue on: "WiMAX Integration in NGN"

Guest Editors:
Han-Chieh Chao, Whai-En Chen, National Ilan University, Taiwan, ROC
Tin-Yu Wu, I-Shou University, Taiwan, ROC

Recently, IEEE 802.16, also known as WiMAX, and its extensions (i.e., 802.16a, 802.16d, 802.16e, 802.16g) have been proposed for broadband wireless access and a solution for last mile access. A Next Generation Network (NGN) is an advanced, packet-based network that exploits multiple broadband, QoS-enabled transport technologies to provide telecommunication services. With WiMAX, NGN can provide wide-area and broadband services to NGN subscribers. Thus, integration of WiMAX in NGN is becoming an emerging research area and should be carefully examined and studied.

This special issue is intended to foster state-of-the-art research in the area of NGN and are expected to focus on all aspects of NGN and to present novel results and solutions to solve various problems and challenges foreseen in future NGNs. The special issue will additionally select high quality papers from the Mobility 2008 Conference (, Taiwan, September, 2008.

Subject Coverage
The special issue will cover the following topical areas but are not limited to them:
  • Modulation, coding, power-efficient signalling of WiMAX in NGN
  • Equalization, channel estimation, synchronization of WiMAX in NGN
  • Radio and digital processing of WiMAX in NGN
  • Channel measurement and modelling of WiMAX in NGN
  • Radio resource allocation, cross-layer design of WiMAX in NGN
  • Mobility management of WiMAX in NGN
  • Security of WiMAX in NGN
  • Network architecture infrastructure integration of WiMAX in NGN
  • Network/radio planning, spectrum, regulations of WiMAX in NGN
  • Deployment, field trials, new services of WiMAX in NGN
  • Multimedia systems and software integration of WiMAX in NGN

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for Submission: 1 January, 2009

First Reviews: 1 April, 2009

Revised Paper Deadline: 15 May, 2009

2nd Notification of acceptance: 1 July, 2009

Final Manuscripts: 1 August, 2009