Books published by WWRF

WWRF eBooks

The ebooks

- User Requirements for Wireless

- Cybersecurity and Privacy

- ICT in Developing Countries: 5G Perspective

are available for WWRF members only on the member pages!

Handbook on ICT in Developing Countries - Next Generation ICT Technologies

Editors: Knud Erik Skouby, Aalborg University, Denmark
Idongesit Williams, Aalborg University, Denmark
Albert Gyamfi, Aalborg University, Denmark

This book is the second volume of the Handbook of ICT in developing countries. The first volume was on the potential implementation and service delivery of the forth-coming 5G networks. Here the focus is on the new technologies and services enabled by 5G networks or broadband Internet networks including artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, augmented reality, Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous driving, blockchain solutions, cloud solutions etc. Some of these are already globally experiencing growth in the existing networks and all of them are expected to grow substantially in the future.

It is, however, not obvious that this growth will also occur in developing countries. Currently, the digital divide between developing countries and developed countries is widening. This is mostly due to the lack of infrastructure and low level of awareness by the businesses and citizens of the value made possible by the new technologies for developing countries.

The book discusses the potentials of the new technologies for developing countries and the need for market interventions that will facilitate the demand and supply side of the market. It is designed for a broad audience including practitioners, researchers, academics, policy makers and industry players and influencers. The language and approach to the handbook is a combination of the academic writing style and professional reviews.

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Cybersecurity and Privacy - Bridging the Gap

Editors: Samant Khajuria, CMI/Aalborg University, Denmark
Lene Sørensen, CMI/Aalborg University, Denmark
Knud Erik Skouby, CMI/Aalborg University, Denmark

The huge potential in future connected services has as a precondition that privacy and security needs are dealt with in order for new services to be accepted. This issue is increasingly on the agenda both at company and at individual level. 

Cybersecurity and Privacy - bridging the gap addresses two very complex fields of the digital world, i.e., Cybersecurity and Privacy. These multifaceted, multidisciplinary and complex issues are usually understood and valued differently by different individuals, data holders and legal bodies. But a change in one field immediately affects the others. Policies, frameworks, strategies, laws, tools, techniques, and technologies - all of these are tightly interwoven when it comes to security and privacy. 

This book is another attempt to bridge the gap between the industry and academia. The book addresses the views from academia and industry on the subject. Technical topics discussed in the book include: 

  • Cybersecurity
  • Encryption
  • Privacy policy
  • Trust
  • Security and Internet of Things
  • Botnets
  • Data risks
  • Cloudbased Services
  • Visualization

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Handbook on ICT in Developing Countries: 5G Perspective

Editors: Knud Erik Skouby, Aalborg University, Denmark
Idongesit Williams, Aalborg University, Denmark
Albert Gyamfi, Aalborg University, Denmark

The mobile communications market in developing countries is growing at a rapid rate. This is evident in the rapid spread of mobile broadband cellular networks such as 3G. 4G is also being deployed in developing countries around the world. As the global communications market proceeds towards 5G, it is evident that developing countries will not be left behind. However, there are challenges and barriers on the road ahead specific to developing countries. To aid policy makers, researchers and members of the academia make informed decision that will help the advancement of 5G, this handbook provides an insight into the impact of existing mobile cellular networks in some developing countries. 

Topics discussed in this handbook include:

Digital divide

Policy outlook

5G and rural areas

5G readiness

Telco Business models

Telecom tower pricing

Mobile application adoption

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User Requirements for Wireless

Editors: Lene Tolstrup Sorensen and Knud Erik Skouby

In most IT system development processes, the identification or elicitation of user requirements is recognized as a key building block. In practice, the identification of user needs and wants is a challenge and inadequate or faulty identifications in this step of an IT system development can cause huge problems with the final product. The elicitation of user requirements as such changes according to age groups;, to gender,; to cultural settings,; and into time; and experience in the use of the system/software. User requirements, therefore, cannot be used between projects, IT systems, and different software. That makes the elicitation of user requirements an inherent part of any software development project and a resourceful activity as well. 

This book provides insights to the process of identifying user requirements and to different types by describing varying case studies in which technologies or software has been developed. A variety of user requirements are provided illustrating the effect of changing the targeted user group with respect to age,; to the context and the different technologies or software as well as to the difference in viewpoint on ways of involving users in the elicitation process. 

Cases and user requirement elements discussed in the book include: 

  • User requirements elicitation processes for children, construction workers, and farmers
  • User requirements for personalized services of a broadcast company
  • Variations in user involvement
  • Practical elements of user involvement and requirements elicitation
  • Usable security requirements for design of privacy

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The African Mobile Story

Editors: Knud Erik Skouby and Idongesit Williams

Africa and especially Sub-Saharan Africa has during the past decade witnessed one of the fastest growing markets in mobile communication.  This growth is recognized to have played a pivotal role in Africa’s socio-economic development. It has had a huge impact on residential living patterns; on business networks and models; and on government services and income sources. The mobile industry has contributed more to economic growth than in any other comparable region globally introducing innovative, broadly used applications.

Technical topics discussed in the book include:

  • Mobile Development in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Telecom Liberalization in Africa;
  • Role of Mobile in Socio-economic Development;
  • Mobile Applications in specific sectors;
  • Security in African Mobile;
  • Role of Prepaid in Africa

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Error Control Coding for B3G/4G Wireless Systems: Paving the Way to IMT-Advanced Standards

Editors: Thierry Lestable and Moshe Ran 

The book begins by detailing the fundamentals of advanced coding techniques such as Coding, Decoding, Design, and Optimization. It provides not only state-of-the-art research findings in 3D Turbo-codes, non-binary LDPC Codes, Fountain, and Raptor codes, but also insights into their real-world implementation by examining hardware architecture solutions, for example VLSI complexity, FPGA, and ASIC. Furthermore, special attention is paid to Incremental redundancy techniques, which constitute a key feature of Wireless Systems.

A promising application of these advanced coding techniques, the Turbo-principle (also known as iterative processing), is illustrated through an in-depth discussion of Turbo-MIMO, Turbo-Equalization, and Turbo-Interleaving techniques. Finally, the book presents the status of major standardization activities currently implementing such techniques, with special interest in 3GPP UMTS, LTE, WiMAX, IEEE 802.11n, DVB-RCS, DVB-S2, and IEEE 802.22. As a result, the book coherently brings together academic and industry vision by providing readers with a uniquely comprehensive view of the whole topic, whilst also giving an understanding of leading-edge techniques.

  • Includes detailed coverage of coding, decoding, design, and optimization approaches for advanced codes
  • Provides up to date research findings from both highly reputed academics and industry standpoints
  • Presents the latest status of standardization activities for Wireless Systems related to advanced coding
  • Describes real-world implementation aspects by giving insights into architecture solutions for both LDPC and Turbo-codes
  • Examines the most advanced and promising concepts of turbo-processing applications: Turbo-MIMO, Turbo-Equalization, Turbo-Interleaving

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Short-Range Wireless Communications: Emerging Technologies and Applications

Editors: Rolf Kraemer and Marcos Katz

Short-Range Wireless Communications: Emerging Technologies and Applications summarizes the outcomes of WWRF Working Group 5, highlighting the latest research results and emerging trends on short-range communications. It contains contributions from leading research groups in academia and industry on future short-range wireless communication systems, in particular 60 GHz communications, ultra-wide band (UWB) communications, UWB radio over optical fiber, and cooperative short-range communications systems. Starting from a brief description of state-of-the-art, the perspectives and limits of the technologies are highlighted, identifying where future research work is going to be focused.

  • An overview and in-depth coverage of wireless technologies that are about to start an evolution from international standards to mass products, and that will influence the future of short-range communications
  • Provides a unique and invaluable visionary overview from both industry and academia for the research community (managers and researchers in both academia and industry)
  • Identifies open research problems, technological challenges, emerging technologies, and fundamental limits
  • Covers Ultra-high speed short-range communication in the 60 GHz band, UWB Communication, Limits and Challenges, Cooperative aspects in short-range communication and Visible Light Communications and UWB radio over optical fibre.

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Technologies for the Wireless Future Vol 3

Editor: Klaus David

The third volume of the influential WWRF Book of Visions of research and trends in mobile communications has been fully updated. It includes three new chapters on flexible spectrum use, ultra-broadband convergent home-area networks, and the system concept. Visions from  manufacturers, network operators, research institutes and academia from all over world are captured by the WWRF in one comprehensive single point of reference.

Technologies for the Wireless Future, Volume 3 describes the expectations and requirements of a user in the ‘future wireless world’ between 2010 and 2017. This will enable readers to prioritise research topics based on the provision of cost-effective solutions. This book is ideal for researchers from both academia and industry, as well as engineers, managers, strategists, and regulators.

Technologies for the Wireless Future Vol 2

Editor: Rahim Tafazolli

This fully updated second volume of the highly successful WWRF Book of Visions is a unique and timely book, presenting up-to-the-minute ideas and trends in mobile communications. This is a comprehensive single point of reference, focusing on the specifications and requirements of 4G and identifying potential business models, the research areas and required spectrum and enabling technologies.

Comprising material from White Papers edited within the working expert groups as well as those from the Vision Committee of WWRF, a top-down approach has been adopted starting from perceived users requirements and their expectations in the Future Wireless World..

Technologies for the Wireless Future Vol 1

Editor: Rahim Tafazolli

Technologies for the Wireless Future, the result of pioneering cooperative work of many academic and industrial researchers from WWRF, provides a wide picture of the research challenges for the future wireless world. Despite much emphasis on hard technology, the user is certainly not forgotten as this book provides an all-encompassing treatment of future wireless technologies ranging from user centred design processes and I-centric communications to end-to-end econfigurability and short-range wireless networks. The content will have a wide-ranging appeal to engineers, researchers, managers and students with interest on future of wireless.



For further information please contact the WWRF publication manager - Prof. Dr. Klaus David (email)