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IEEE WCNC 2011 to explore wireless communications in Cancun in two weeks


March 12, 2011
By Anthony Capkun

March 12, 2011

The IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference (WCNC 2011)—the international symposium dedicated to the latest advances in global wireless communications—is holding its next annual event in two weeks, March 28-31, in Cancun, Mexico. During the course of the four-day event, hundreds of researchers, government officials and academia from around the world will convene to discuss the economic implications and social benefits of next-stage wireless technologies ranging from vehicular, multimedia and cooperative communications to video streaming, networking and beamforming.

With a focus on innovation, IEEE WCNC 2011 will begin its agenda of
keynote addresses, high-level business panels and technical sessions
with an entire day of tutorials focused on topics such as “Beyond 4G
Mobile Broadband”, “Cooperative Wireless Communications”, “IP-based
Mobility and Handover Optimization”, “Relay-enhanced LTE-Advanced
Networks” and “Game Theory for Multiple Access and Resource Allocation
in Wireless Networks.”

On the following morning, Dr. Lajos Hanzo, chair professor of
telecommunications at the University of Southampton in the United
Kingdom, will open the day with his keynote presentation titled
“Dispensing with Channel Estimation: Near-Capacity Non-coherent
Co-located and Distributed MIMO Architectures”. A noted authority on
mobile radio and wireless multimedia communications, Dr. Hanzo will
discuss how “advanced signal processing hardware became an off-the-shelf
commodity” that “facilitated near-capacity communications,” as well as
the “design of low-complexity, low-power ‘green’ telecom solutions”.

Immediately afterward, the conference will proceed with three days of
presentations, including the panel discussions highlighting the “Future
of Wireless Networks” and “Wireless Green Networking”. During these
sessions, authorities from Samsung, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, IBBT, the
University of Rome and the Technical University in Dresden, Germany,
will discuss the many industry challenges posed by the rapid expansion
of mobile internet use worldwide as well as the most viable methods for
motivating manufacturers and researchers to develop new lines of
low-power equipment and networking systems.

On Thursday, the panel of “Networking Challenges for Future Services”
will also explore the problems and possible solutions surrounding
current networking technologies, ever-increasing internet traffic load
and bandwidth-demanding services and applications.
In addition, IEEE WCNC 2011 will include over 80 technical sessions and
the presentation of nearly 400 technical papers providing insights into
the latest advances in energy efficiency, wireless routing and
networking, communications theory, cognitive radio, cooperative
communications and resource management.

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