The editors would like to acknowledge all the colleagues who enthusiastically contributed to the writing of the book (cf. ‘list of contributors’ above) not only as authors but also reviewers. SON is a very diverse technical area requiring many different competences in the radio and distributed systems fields. Hence, we are very grateful that it has been possible to bring together such a great team of close to 40 contributors from Nokia Siemens Networks, partner companies and universities.
We would like to thank the following colleagues for their help to set up the book project and valuable comments during the book's review process: Kari Aaltonen, Guillaume Decarreau, Richard Fehlmann, Nadine Herold, Günther Horn, Matthias Kaetzke, Patrick Marsch, Peter Merz, Wolf-Dietrich Moeller, Olaf Pollakowski, Raphael Romeikat, Mikael Rutanen, Dariusz Tomecko, Ville Tsusoff and Marcin Wiczanowski.
We appreciate the fast and smooth editing process and all help provided during the process of writing the book by Wiley-Blackwell and in particular: Mariam Cheok, Richard Davies, Lynette James, Abhishan Sharma, Sophia Travis and Mark Hammond.
We are grateful to our families and contributors' families for their understanding and patience during the long evenings spent when writing and editing the contents of the book.
Our employer made it possible to write this book by providing support and encouragement during the process of writing and editing. Therefore special thanks are for ...