This volume presents the proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Multiaccess, Mobility and Teletraffic for Wireless Communications held in October 1998 in Washington, D.C. The focus of this workshop is to identify, present and discuss the theoretical and implementation issues critical to the design of wireless networks. To ensure proper network design and engineering, designers of wireless networks need to understand and address issues such as radio propagation, antenna, interference management, multiaccess, mobility, teletraffic, signalling and networking protocols. In fact, not only do these issues need to be understood and addressed, their interdependence and interactions also deserve to be examined closely. Therefore, the goal of this workshop is to present papers addressing these issues, with the hope of stimulating further collaboration among researchers of various disciplines in wireless communications. High-speed wireless networks such as wireless ATM and GSM with high-speed data services continue to attract much research and development efforts. The major challenges on the physical and link layers in these networks include radio design, interference management, resource allocation and multiaccess protocol. Several papers on these issues are presented here. As the availability of radio spectrum is limited, there is always a desire to ''maximize'' the spectral efficiency, for example, by diligent (and perhaps dynamic) re-use of frequency and cell layout, while guaranteeing a certain quality of service (QoS). A number of papers at this workshop address these topics.
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Table of ContentsElements of an End-to-End QoS Architecture in Wireless/Mobile Networks.- Design and Performance of Underlay-Overlay Cellular Networks.- An Efficiency Limit of Cellular Mobile Systems.- A High-Capacity Cellular System by Improved Sectorization and Interleaved Channel Assignment.- Performance Analysis of Session Oriented Data Communications for Mobile Computing in Cellular Systems.- Teletraffic Analysis of Reversible Hierarchical Cellular Networks.- Multi-User Paging Policies in Cellular Wireless Networks.- A Practical Approach for Location Area Planning in a Personal Communication Services Network.- An Adaptive IP Mobility System for Enhanced Performancev.- Distributed Registration Extension to Mobile-IP.- Wireless ATM - Broadband Mobile Radio Systems.- On Modeling and Analysis of Cell Selection in Wireless Cellular Networks.- Sensitivity Analysis of Conditional Co-Channel Interference in Cellular FDMA/TDMA Systems.- Performance of the IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Medium Access Control Protocol Under Error and Error-Free Conditions.- On the Maximum Throughput of Wireless Circuit-Switched Networks Under QoS Constraints.- Analysis of GSM HSCSD Service with Channel Allocation Constraints.- Mobility Modeling in Cellular Radio Networks, Product Form Solutions and Blocking.- Adaptive Resource Allocation and Rate Control for Heterogeneous Traffic on DBS Links.- A Distributed and Adaptive Hybrid Channel Allocation Strategy for PCS Networks.- Wireless Link Dimensioning and Transmission Parameters Optimization.- Performance of Dual Mode Packet Access in DS-CDMA Systems.- Author Index.