Special Issue Announcement

Emerging WLAN Technologies and Applications


Guest Editors

Sunghyun Choi, Seoul National University, KOREA

E-mail: schoi@snu.ac.kr

Sai Shankar N, Philips Research, USA

E-mail: sai.shankar@philips.com

Younggoo Kwon, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, KOREA

E-mail: younggoo.kwon@samsung.com



Today, we are witnessing that the wireless local area networks (WLANs) are being rapidly and widely accepted as a complementary technology of the high-speed wired LAN technologies such as Ethernet for portable and mobile devices. The state-of-the-art WLAN can support up to 54 Mbps transmission rate using the 5GHz unlicensed bands. While today¨s WLANs are considered wireless Ethernet by virtue of supporting best-effort services, the needs for Quality-of-Service (QoS) provisioning across the wireless link are arising, for example, in order to support audio/video (AV) traffic within home wirelessly. It is widely known that the current WLAN technologies are vulnerable to the security attacks, and in order to make the WLAN more accepted, making it more secure is a key requirement. The WLAN are also considered as a complementary technology for the 3G wireless thanks to its high-speed network speed along with the low cost.

For a wider acceptance in the market, the WLAN technologies should be evolved such that they support QoS provisioning, secure communications, interworking with other wireless networks, extended operation times of batter-powered devices, seamless mobility supports, fair bandwidth sharing with other wireless devices.

This special issue solicits the state-of-the-art research papers on emerging WLAN technologies and applications. Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

  • QoS supports in WLANs

  • Security enhancements of WLANs

  • Mobility managements/supports and location-based services

  • Interworking with 2.5G, 3G, and other wireless networks

  • Power control and management for energy-efficient WLANs

  • Resource and spectrum management in WLANs

  • Co-existence with other networks including Bluetooth

  • WLAN-based in-home networking

  • New MACs and higher-speed PHYs for WLANs

  • Evaluation of emerging WLAN standards

The manuscripts should be submitted as an e-mail attachment in PDF format to Sunghyun Choi at schoi@snu.ac.kr. Detailed instructions to authors can be found in: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jabout/76507157/ForAuthors.html




  • Submission deadline: December 15,  2003

  • Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2004

  • Submission of camera-ready version: July 30, 2004

  • Publication of special issue: November/December 2004