Trends in user/society needs and future wireless standards

  • Giovanni Corazza
  • Alessandro Vanelli-Coralli
  • Raffaella Pedone
  • Andreas Polydoros
  • Dominique Noguet
  • Adrian Klicks
  • Jordi Pérez-Romero
  • Alessandro Guidotti
  • Flavia Martelli


This section offers a view on trends currently characterizing the ICT world, with special focus on wireless technologies in line with the NEWCOM++ research objectives. To approach this complex task, the activities carried out withinWPI.6 are considered as a reference. At first, an attempt to classify personal needs is provided in order to present the rationale towards which ICT trends and technologies are growing and evolving. Then, an overview of ICT trends is presented through an original metaphor of the current ICT picture and biological DNA. Continuing our analysis, cutting-edgestandards and technologies in the ICT wireless context are recalled, providing for each a mapping onto ICT trends, showing which trends are embodied by the technology and which personal needs can be satisfied in this manner. Finally, we conclude this section discussing the impact of ICT pervasiveness on society, human relations, and even individual psychology: a new phenomenon is created, which we identify as the information divide, which includes both the digital divide affecting all those who have no or limited access to the Internet, as well as the psychological divide, related with the information overload which impacts upon all those who do have access [1].


Cognitive Radio Digital Divide Body Area Network Guarantee Time Slot Market Impact 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Corazza
    • 1
  • Alessandro Vanelli-Coralli
    • 1
  • Raffaella Pedone
    • 1
  • Andreas Polydoros
    • 2
  • Dominique Noguet
    • 3
  • Adrian Klicks
    • 4
  • Jordi Pérez-Romero
    • 5
  • Alessandro Guidotti
    • 1
  • Flavia Martelli
    • 1
  1. 1.CNIT, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le TelecomunicazioniBolognaItaly
  2. 2.IASA, Institute of Accelerating Systems and ApplicationsAthensGreece
  3. 3.CEA-LETI, Commisariat à l’Énergie Atomique- Laboratoire d’électronique des technologies de l’informationGrenobleFrance
  4. 4.PUT, Poznan University of TechnologyPoland
  5. 5.UPC, Polytechnic University of CatalognaBarcelonaSpain

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