IEEE Global Communications Conference
9-13 December 2018 // Abu Dhabi, UAE
Gateway to a Connected World

WS-22: BackNets - Next Generation Backhaul/Fronthaul Networks

WS-22: BackNets - Next Generation Backhaul/Fronthaul Networks

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The 4th Edition of IEEE BackNets 2018 will be organized with IEEE Globecom 2018, Dec 13, 2018, Abu Dhabi.

Workshop Scope:

Heterogeneous small-cell networks (HetNets) are considered as one of the key architectural enablers to the challenging demands such as high spectral and energy efficiency of 5G mobile networks. Although the small-cell concept has been articulated and studied for many years within the 4G LTE framework, the concept has never found widespread application mainly due to the cost of deployment. In the conventional wireless networks, the cost of the macro-BS has been a dominant factor. The cost of a small-cell BS, on the other hand, is much lower in comparison to that of a macro-BS; but efficient and satisfactory operation of all these densely deployed small cells hinges on a smart, economical and ubiquitous backhaul/fronthaul networks provisioning ultra-low latency (time to reaction over wireless links), high data rate and high reliability. Such backhaul and fronthaul networks will guarantee the global information and communication requirements in future smart and resilient cities and solve the ubiquitous connectivity. Hence, there are considerable market interests on the development of innovative and smart wireless backhaul/fronthaul solutions for ultra-dense small cells deployed in HetNets. 

News & Updates: 

  • Workshop agenda updated here here 
  • Paper submission deadline July 1, 2018 July 14, 2018 

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