A fully updated, third edition of GSM: Architecture, Protocols, and Services written by Eberspächer, Vögel, Bettstetter, and Hartmann is out now. The book is both an introductory textbook for graduate students and a reference resource for telecommunications engineers and researchers. Special features include a detailed introduction to the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and EDGE for packet-switched services and a description of multimedia messaging (MMS). New content also includes capacity enhancement methods like sectorization, the application of adaptive antennas for Spatial Filtering for Interference Reduction (SFIR) and Space Division Multiple Access (SDMA).
A panel on the future of mobile communications was held in the Lakeside Park Klagenfurt on April 1, 2008. Moderated by Christian Bettstetter, panelists discussed technology advances, business aspects, and social aspects. Panelists Hendrik Berndt (CTO, DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Munich) Michaela Greiler (PhD student, University of Klagenfurt) Mario Huemer (Professor, University of Klagenfurt) Marcus Pistauer (CEO, CISC Semiconductor Design + Consulting)