Call for Contributions
You are invited to contribute new pages and other
multi-media material to this CD ROM journal.
In particular, "overview or tutorial
pages" are solicited. This CD-ROM journal is
not intended to reveal the latest mathematical derivations,
but it is a particularly appropriate means to disseminate
your lecture notes, documented or narated slide shows,
class reports, literature surveys, animations, circuit diagrams
and simulations, etcetera.
to update or extend existing pages are also welcome.
This way, authors and contributors share information about their
Community messages include target dates and
deadlines for publication of new editions,
addition of new chapters or topics,
major new contributions, file check-in
check-out, major changes of directory
Access is open to anyone who indicates
an interest in publishing on the wireless
communication CD-ROM. See
wireless.per.nl for details.
Do you enjoy taking photographs?
|| ... Send
us a photograph of a cellular base station in your part of the world.
If you are a hobby photographer and enjoy seeing your
photographs on this CD ROM, why not send us your picture. Remember,
this is a multimedia presentation and we are interested in much more
than textual contributions only.
We would like to include your photographs of antenna
installations, measurement set-ups, circuit boards, chip designs, products,
Our subscribers will read you pages from the screen. Please keep your language simple enough to allow the text to be followed easily.
In a text book, people may read a difficult sentence over and over.
Behind a screen, they just click and move on.
File Formats and File Names
The text of your contribution may contain
jpg images, Adobe Acrobat &trad;, postscript,
audio or video contributions, etc.
Please choose file names that adhere to the
DOS 8.3 character format, except for Java &trad; animations.
Do not use uppercase in any filename.
Please use the same four characters for all files that belong together. Please appropriately use subdirectories
audio, video, images slides, postscrp and
This helps to keep the file structure of the CD ROM manageble.
Submissions are not restricted to textual contributions.
Video clips, audio interviews, photos, etc are also welcome.
Curves and figures
We highly prefer
Either capture the figure in a table and place the caption next to it, or write
the caption below the image in a smaller font.
files. We have had very positive feedback from matlab code included on the
CD-ROM. It allows other researchers to elaborate on your work, thus use your
work as a reference. Further, good research means that other can verify what
you have been calculating. Just a curve of a BER doesn't say anything unless
you explain the assumptions and model. Even better, also allow other to see
the model being translated into math and software code.
- a JavaTM applet to compute data and a standard package to plot
curves. We like to include the *.java source as well to allow students to
learn from you work and to allow verification of the software. Please use
Plot package, authored by Edward Lee et al. © University of California,
||Figure: measured scatter plot for DCS 1800 MHz system.
Doppler spread = 60.3 Hz; Coherence time = 5.9 msec.
Delay Spread = 1.2 msec; coherence BW = 1.3 MHz
Source: Research group of Prof. Paul Walter Baier, U. of Kaiserslautern, Germany.
You may give table cells the color cccccc if you like to have some contrast
with the surounding text.
Do not use any background.
Do not include font-tages to create headings of larger type set, instead use tags like
<h1>Heading 1</h1>. Do not use <font face= ...> type of tages, except
for mathematical symbols, such as <font face= symbol>p</font face= symbol>
to create p.
Example of a table
Avoid borders and cellspacing by using <table border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=5>.
Use colors 00cccc and cccccc for table cells.
|Environment||Delay Spread||Angle spread||Max. Doppler shift|
at 1800 MHz
|Macrocellular: Rural flat||0.5 ms||1 degree ||200 Hz|
|Macrocellular: Urban||5 ms||20 degrees ||120 Hz|
|Macrocellular: Hilly||20 ms||30 degrees ||200 Hz|
|Microcellular: Factory, Mall||0.3 ms||120 degrees ||10 Hz|
|Microcellular: Indoors, Office||0.1 ms||360 degrees ||2..6 Hz|
||Table Source: A.J. Paulray and C.B. Papadias, "Space-Time Processing for Wireless Communications", Signal Processing Magazine, November 1997, pp. 49-83.
If you refer to a page on the world-wide web, warn the user that he will leave the CD ROM as follows:
Please avoid texts like "click here". We prefer the use of "(See also: link)".
For links to audio or video use the appropriate icons. An example is given below.
- This is an example link to the
site of the publisher.
Audio commentary: Peter M. Grant, Distinguished IEEE Lecturer 1997, discusses
the table parameters (MPEG audio). See also: Full
talk, MPEG plug-in on
For extra emphasis, use the color 00cccc for such a paragraph.
Throughout this CD ROM we want to use the same
symbols for each parameter, and to avoid using
a symbol for two different parameters.
This is quite a task with all the different
sources of content and different authors involved.
Please check and comply with the list of symbols.
Persons submitting content should have the copyright
of their contribution as creator.
We ask for a non-exclusive right to publish the material,
i.e., we do not stop authors from using the same content elsewhere.
We feel that the added value of the CD ROM journal is in its
coherent coverage of a broad range of topics, the hyperlinks
and in its ease of use.
We encourage authors to refer on their personal web sites
to our demo.
We allow authors to put on the World wide web those
pages that they personally contributed to the CD ROM,
with a reference to this CD ROM.
Here is an example of a header:
Which looks like:
Just see the template page
For more details please contact the editor-in-chief
of this journal: Jean-Paul Linnartz at
Material will be reviewed, similar to the review process for a journal papers, but with a special focus on
reference and educational values.
Examples of Contributed Pages
As a special project, a revision and extension of the glossary is welcome.
Particularly, we would like to have translations into foreign languages, including a pronounciation example as audio file. Preferred languages are Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanisch.
- More on Japanse systems, such as Personal Handy Phone
- Network aspects of PCS
- More on modulation methods (animations!)
- Exercises, exam problems, quizzes
- Speech coding
- Interference cancellation
- Video and audio clips
World Wide Web Pointers
Pointer to other pages of this presentation can be included, but pointers to
URL pages that are available only on internet should be accommodated with the icon
or by the in-line icon