Mobile computing is assuming new dimensions with applications that incorporate multimedia, collaboration, sharing, gaming, mCommerce, location, and social networking.

Wireless & Mobile


Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Near field Communications
  • Personal area
  • Local area
  • Regional area
  • Broadband
  • Cellular

Enhancing Mobile User Experience

Mobile user experience is more than just providing access to content or services in mobile format. Topics of interest that address how can:

  • a mobile user maintain single identity, move profile, and context irrespective of client devices being used or wireless networks being traversed
  • a mobile user seamlessly operate across these diverse networks and continue to access content or service without any interruption
  • a mobile client with multiple air interfaces, automatically sense the communication environment and adapt to the mobile user preferences in terms of selecting wireless links, application specific bandwidth and QoS requirements, and service models (free vs. paid)
  • a mobile user gracefully recover from a service interruption
  • a mobile client, in conjunction with a network, diagnose and identify root cause of service disruption
  • a mobile user receive targeted and personalized content or service based on user's temporal, location, and behavioral characteristics without compromising user privacy
  • an emerging mobile applications be integrated to a mobile client without introducing new security holes or vulnerabilities
  • a battery life be extended?

Mobile Service Delivery Networks

Today's networks are becoming more content and service aware to enhance the mobile user experience and to improve the end-to-end security. Topics include:

  • Network participation in delivery of services and content to mobile client in a seamless and secure manner without burdening the client with too much computation
  • Network participation in profiling mobile users in temporal, location, contextual, and behavioral dimension without compromising user privacy
  • Increase of the wireless connection bandwidth through schemes such as caching, redundancy elimination, compression, and protocol optimization
  • Wireless networks participation in effectively detecting security anomalies
  • How can network management tools be made more automatic and effective in heterogeneous wireless environment so that end user can be prompted of root cause of service disruption and is provided alternative ways of service recovery?

RFP-2007-038: Service Infrastructure (open call)

Wireless Communications

Wireless communication technologies face the challenges of TX/RX power requirements, mobility, channel capacity, multi-path, signal obstruction, and increasing interference resulting in decreased reliability, range and throughput. Some of the topics of research interest are:

  • Highly efficient network coding and error correcting techniques
  • Advanced Radio Techniques
  • Advanced Antenna Technologies to increase path diversity, mobility and bandwidth.

RFP-2010-062: IP Based Wired/Wireless Sensor/Actuator Networks

RFP-2010-065: Advanced Interference Mitigation Algorithms for Receivers with Limited Spatial Dimensions

Other areas of interest:

  • Near Field Communication
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Power and compute efficient Software Defined Radio(SDR) for flexibility and programmability
  • Vehicle Networking.

RFP-2008-052: Understanding and Improving the Human Network (open call)

RFP-2010-027: Wireless and Mobile (open call)

RFP-2010-024: Modeling the Impact of Fixed-Mobile Converged Broadband Aggregation Architectures on Service Provider Capital Expenditures