IWAS 2007 is soliciting original and previously unpublished papers addressing research challenges and advances towards autonomic control and management of future wireless access networks and systems. Access network devices and wireless terminals are becoming more and more complex, and they include support for multiple wireless technologies. Access networks are dynamically optimized for applications under different conditions, and service performance is affected by a large number of parameters and control algorithms. From the end users perspective, however, multi-access networks are desirable only if they do not deteriorate the quality of experience. It is therefore of vital interest to operators and vendors to minimize operational effort and cost and add intelligence to terminals, network elements and management tools through the adoption of Autonomic Communications and Computing (ACC) principles for self-configuring and self-optimizing access systems.
In order to support different products, services, pricing or business models, etc. solutions must be open standard and flexible enough. These principles are being explored e.g. in the 3G Long Term Evolution (LTE) and Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) standardization fora.
The 1st International Workshop on Autonomic Wireless AccesS (IWAS) provides a venue for academic and industrial research communities for exchanging ideas and experience on autonomic wireless access mobile systems. Papers that present work, validated by experimentation, simulations, or analysis, as well as position papers and paper discussing concepts, architectures and interfaces are solicited, on the topics including, but not limited to
Papers should be original material in the IEEE two column format limited to 6 pages.
Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. Accepted papers must be presented at the workshop and will appear in the WoWMoM proceedings.