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Wireless Multi-Access Environments and Quality of Service Provisioning

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Wireless Multi-Access Environments and Quality of Service Provisioning: Solutions and Application serves as a vital resource for practitioners to learn about the latest research and methodology within the field of wireless technology. This book covers important aspects of emerging technologies in the heterogeneous next generation network environment with focus on wireless communications and their quality. It presents network selection mechanisms, handover solutions and adaptive techniques and identifies the research issues and challenges and presents a survey of the proposed solutions in the literature. It includes important chapters written by researchers from prestigious laboratories from Australia, China, Mexico, Portugal, Greece, Germany, the United Kingdom, and India, presenting the current advancements in wireless communications.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Architectures
    1. Chapter 1: Multi-Access Environments in Next Generation Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 3G Networks and its Evolution
      4. Evolution of 4G Networks
      5. CHALLENGES IN WiMAX
      6. MULTI-ACCESS HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Mobility Challenges and Management in the Future Wireless Heterogeneous Networks
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CHALLENGES
      5. OVERVIEW OF THE MOBILITY MANAGEMENT
      6. MOBILITY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Multiple Attributes Decision Making Algorithms for Vertical Handover in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MULTIPLE ATTRIBUTE DECISION MAKING (MADM) METHODS
      5. MADM TECHNIQUES APPLIED FOR VERTICAL HANDOVER
      6. OPEN ISSUES AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Context-Aware Delivery of Multi-Party Communications
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ARCHITECTURE
      5. ABSTRACT MULTIPARTY TRANSPORT
      6. OVERLAY NODE CONTROL FUNCTIONS
      7. SELECTION
      8. EVALUATION
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Multi-Access Communications in Wireless Mesh Networks by Virtualization
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: CONTEXT AND VIRTUALIZATION
      4. MULTI-ACCESS COMMUNICATIONS IN WMNS
      5. VIRTUALIZATION AS AN ENABLER FOR MULTI-ACCESS SUPPORT
      6. CONTEXT INFORMATION MODEL AND DESCRIPTION
      7. MULTI-VIRTUAL ARCHITECTURE FOR CONTEXT-BASED WIRELESS MESH NETWORKS
      8. ARCHITECTURE MODELING
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS AND IMPACTS
      10. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: Heterogeneous Meshed Wireless Back-Haul Network Integrating Unidirectional Technologies
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. WIBACK SIGNALING AND UNIDIRECTIONAL TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 7: Adaptive Scheduling for TCP-Fairness in Wireless Broadband Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TRENDS IN THE EVOLUTION OF WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES
      4. QUALITY OF SERVICE (QoS) SUPPORT
      5. TCP VS. UDP
      6. SCHEDULERS
      7. PROPOSED SYSTEM DESIGN
      8. Simulation Results and Discussion
      9. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 2: QoS Provisioning Solutions
    1. Chapter 8: Towards Carrier-Grade Quality in Heterogeneous Wireless Mesh Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ARCHITECTURE
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 9: Toward Intelligent Fuzzy QoS Model in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONVENTIONAL QOS MODELS IN WIRELESS AD HOC NETWORKS
      5. INTELLIGENT FUZZY LOGIC QOS MODELS IN WIRELESS NETWORKS
      6. INTELLIGENT QOS TRAFFIC ADAPTATION MODEL
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    3. Chapter 10: Packet Scheduling in Home and Business Femtocell Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TRAFFIC DIFFERENTIATION AND SERVICE QUALITY IN FEMTOCELL ENVIRONMENT
      5. Results
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 11: Multimedia Broadcasting in LTE Networks
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RELATED WORK
      5. SINGLE-USER MCS SELECTION AND SE ESTIMATION
      6. MULTIPLE-USERS MCS SELECTION AND SE ESTIMATION
      7. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. Appendix A: Acronyms
    5. Chapter 12: Traffic Prioritization in Sensor Networks using Bandwidth Scavenging
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. APPROACHES TO TRAFFIC PRIORITIZATION
      4. CHANNEL HISTORY BASED TRAFFIC PRIORITIZATION (CHTP)
      5. EXPERIMENTAL TESTBED
      6. ACCESS STRATEGY EVALUATION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 13: Adaptive Coexistence between Cognitive and Fiber Networks
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EMERGENCE OF COGNITIVE NETWORKS
      4. COGNITIVE RADIO OVER FIBRE SOLUTION
      5. MULTI-ZONED SPECTRUM SHARING
      6. CELL MIGRATION BETWEEN ZONES OF SERVICES
      7. HOSTING USERS BETWEEN ZONES
      8. NEW IP MODEL
      9. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
      10. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 14: Improving of QoS in WiFi Access Networks
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NOVEL COMBINATION OF STANDARD TECHNIQUES
      4. AN ALGORITHMIC INTEGRATED SOLUTION
      5. THE COMBINED TOOL DESCRIPTION
      6. EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors
  12. Index