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Hindawi VLSI Design : Special Issue on Flexible Radio Design: Trends and Challenges in Digital Baseband Implementation

18 Octobre 2011

Catégorie : Revues

CALL FOR PAPERS, Hindawi VLSI Design. Special Issue on Flexible Radio Design: Trends and Challenges in Digital Baseband Implementation.

CALL FOR PAPERS, Hindawi VLSI Design. Special Issue on Flexible Radio Design: Trends and Challenges in Digital Baseband Implementation.

Fourth generation communications calls for a high amount of computational power, due to multiantennas and multimode features. The level of flexibility required is growing rapidly with the number of modes to be supported for a single protocol and the number of protocols to be supported by a single receiver.

Such high level of flexibility becomes a key feature of new and legacy radios applications in many domains (military radio, broadcast systems, aeronautic communications, etc.), which call for adopting a software-defined radio (SDR) approach or even for incorporating additional adaptive capabilities, such as suggested by cognitive radio (CR) research. For instance, CR is proposing promising solutions to improve spectrum usage thanks to new opportunistic access to spectrum resources.

In general, the design of flexible baseband platforms raises several critical problems, including the high level of required performance the dissipated power and the reconfiguration process itself. Several alternatives have been partially explored to implement flexible baseband building blocks, and a lot of research is still required to bring efficiency into programmable platforms.

The aim of the special issue is to collect recent contributions as far as review papers on this important and challenging research area. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Channel decoding
  • Multiuser and MIMO detection
  • Turbo equalization and iterative processing
  • Digital demodulation
  • Hardware accelerators for flexible radios
  • Digital front end architectures
  • Design methodologies for reconfigurable platforms
  • MPSoC- and NoC-based platforms
  • Partial reconfiguration of FPGA for flexible radio
  • Low-power solutions
  • Reconfiguration management
  • Hardware/software codesign
  • Software approach to flexible radio implementation

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at

Important dates

  • Manuscript Due: Friday, 4 November 2011
  • First Round of Reviews: Friday, 3 February 2012
  • Publication Date: Friday, 4 May 2012

Guest editors

  • Guido Masera, Department of Electronics, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Amer Baghdadi, Telecom Bretagne/Lab-STICC, France
  • Frank Kienle, Microelectronics System Design, TU of Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Christophe Moy, Supélec/IETR, Campus de Rennes, France