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Building Next-Generation Converged Networks

Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

Edited by Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Muhammad Mostafa Monowar, Zubair Md. Fadlullah

CRC Press

608 pages | 237 B/W Illus.

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Supplying a comprehensive introduction to next-generation networks, Building Next-Generation Converged Networks: Theory and Practice strikes a balance between how and why things work and how to make them work. It compiles recent advancements along with basic issues from the wide range of fields related to next generation networks.

Containing the contributions of 56 industry experts and researchers from 16 different countries, the book presents relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest research. It investigates new technologies such as IPv6 over Low Power Wireless Personal Area Network (6LoWPAN) architectures, standards, mobility, and security. Presenting the material in a manner that entry-level readers can easily grasp the fundamentals, the book is organized into five parts:

  1. Multimedia Streaming—deals with multimedia streaming in networks of the future—from basics to more in-depth information for the experts
  2. Safety and Security in Networks—addresses the issues related to security, including fundamental Internet and cyber-security concepts that will be relevant in any future network
  3. Network Management and Traffic Engineering—includes coverage of mathematical modeling-based works
  4. Information Infrastructure and Cloud Computing—integrates information about past achievements, present conditions, and future expectations in information infrastructure-related areas
  5. Wireless Networking—touches on the various aspects of wireless networks and technologies

The text includes coverage of Internet architectures and protocols, embedded systems and sensor networks, web services, Cloud technologies, and next-generation wireless networking.Reporting on the latest advancements in the field, it provides you with the understanding required to contribute towards the materialization of future networks. This book is suitable for graduate students, researchers, academics, industry practitioners working in the area of wired or wireless networking, and basically anyone who wants to improve his or her understanding of the topics related to next-generation networks.

Table of Contents


Request-Based Multicasting in Video-on-Demand Systems; Sepideh Nikmanzar and Akbar Ghaffarpour Rahbar

P2P Video Streaming; Sabu M. Thampi

P2P Streaming over Cellular Network: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities; Mohamm ad Zulhasnine, Changcheng Huang, and Anand Srinivasan

Peer-to-Peer Video-On-Demand in Future Internet; Mostafa M. Fouda, Zubair Md. Fadlullah, Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, and Nei Kato

IPTV Networking: An Overview; Georgios Baltoglou, Eirini Karapistoli, and Periklis Chatzimisios


A Walk Through SQL Injection: Vulnerabilities, Attacks, and Countermeasures in Current and Future Networks; Diallo Abdoulaye Kindy and Al-Sakib Khan Pathan

Wireless Network Security: An Overview; Danda B. Rawat, Gongjun Yan, Bhed Bahadur Bista, and Vigyan "Vigs " Chandra

Security and Access Control in Mobile Ad hoc Networks; Soumya Maity and Soumya K. Ghosh

Design of Framework for Safety and Resource Management of Converged Networks for Seaport Applications; Luca Caviglione, Cristiano Cervellera, and Roberto Marcialis


Wavelet q-Fisher Information for Scale-Invariant Network Traffic; Julio Ramírez-Pacheco, Deni Torres-Román, Homero Toral-Cruz, and Pablo Velarde-Alvarado

Characterizing Flow-Level Traffic Behavior with Entropy Spaces for Anomaly Detection; Pablo Velarde -Alvarado, Cesar Vargas-Rosales, Homero Toral- Cruz, Julio Ramirez-Pacheco, and Raul Hernandez-Aquino

Network Management SYSTEMS: Advances, Trends, and the Future; Sumit Goswami, Sudip Misra, and Chaynika Taneja

VoIP in Next-Generation Converged Networks; Homero Toral-Cruz, Julio Ramirez-Pacheco, Pablo Velarde-Alvarado, and Al-Sakib Khan Pathan


Quality-of-Service Provisioning for Cloud Computing; Ahmed Shawish and Maria Salama

Service-Oriented Network Virtualization for Convergence of Networking and Cloud Computing in Next- Generation Networks; Qiang Duan

Rule-Driven Architecture for Managing Information Systems; Juan M. Marín Pérez, Jorge Bernal Bernabé, José M. Alcaraz Calero, Jesús D. Jiménez Re, Félix J. García Clemente, Gregorio Martíne z Pérez, and Antonio F. Gómez Skarmeta

Pragmatic Approach to Performance Evaluation of MPI–OpenMP on a 12-Node Multi-Core Cluster; Abdelgadir Tageldin Abdelgadir and Al-Sakib Khan Pathan

Smarter Health-Care Collaborative Network; Qurban A. Memon


Cooperative Services in Next-Generation Wireless Networks: Internet of Things Paradigm; Andreas P. Fatouros, Ioannis C. Fousekis, Dimitris E. Charilas, and Athanasios D. Panagopoulos

Schedule-Based Multichannel MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks; Md. Abdul Hamid and M. Abdullah-Al-Wadud

Mobile IPv6–Based Autonomous Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks; Kashif Saleem , Zahid Farid, and Mohammad Ghulam Rahman

Taxonomy of QoS-Aware Routing Protocols for MANETs; Chhagan Lal, Vijay Laxmi, and Manoj Singh Gaur


About the Editors

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan received his PhD in computer engineering from Kyung Hee University, South Korea, in 2009 and his BSc degree in computer science and information technology from the Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh, in 2003. He is currently an assistant professor at the Computer Science Department in the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia. Until June 2010, he served as an assistant professor at the Computer Science and Engineering Department in BRAC University, Bangladesh. Prior to holding this position, he worked as a researcher at Networking Lab, Kyung Hee University, South Korea, until August 2009. His research interests include wireless sensor networks, network security, and e-services technologies. He is a recipient of several awards/best paper awards and has several publications in these areas. He has served as a chair, organizing committee member, and technical program committee member in numerous international conferences/workshops like HPCS, ICA3PP, IWCMC, VTC, HPCC, IDCS, etc. He is currently serving as the editor-in-chief of the International Journal on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems(IJIDCS), an area editor of IJCNIS, editor of IJCSE, Inderscience, associate editor of IASTED/ACTA Press IJCA and CCS, guest editor of some special issues of top-ranked journals, and editor/author of six books. He also serves as a referee of some renowned journals. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA; IEEE ComSoc Bangladesh Chapter; and several other international organizations. His email address is

Muhammad Mostafa Monowar is an assistant professor at the Department of Information Technology in King Abdulaziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is also an associate professor (on leave) at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. He received the PhD degree in computer engineering from Kyung Hee University, South Korea, in 2011 and the BSc degree in computer science and information technology from the Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh, in 2003. His research interests include wireless networks, especially ad hoc, sensor, and mesh networks, including routing protocols, MAC mechanisms, IP and transport layer issues, cross-layer design, and QoS provisioning. He has served as a program committee member in several international conferences/workshops like IADIS, DNC, IDCS, etc. He is currently serving as an associate editor of the International Journal on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems(IJIDCS) and a guest editor of some special issues of IJCSE. His email address is

Zubair Md. Fadlullah is an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Information Sciences (GSIS), Tohoku University, Japan. He also served as a computer science faculty member at the prestigious international Islamic University of Technology (IUT) in Bangladesh. He is a member of the IEEE and ComSoc. He is also a member of the Japanese team involved with the prestigious A3 Foresight Project supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), NSFC of China, and NRF of Korea, which comprises prominent researchers in the field of networking and communications from the mentioned countries. Dr. Fadlullah holds a PhD in applied information sciences, which he obtained in March 2011 from Tohoku University. He has a noteworthy contribution toward research community through his technical papers in scholarly journals, magazines, and international conferences in various areas of networking and communications. Dr. Fadlullah has been serving as a technical committee member for several IEEE GC, ICC, PIMRC, WCNC, and WCSP conferences for a number of years. He is an associate editor of the International Journal on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems(IJIDCS) and a co-editor of the Special Issue (SI) on Wireless Networks Intrusion in Journal of Computer and System Sciences(Elsevier). He was a co-chair of the invited session on Smart Grid in WCSP’11. Furthermore, he has also been actively engaged in helping editorial members of prestigious IEEE transactions (including TVT, TPDS, TSG) to manage and delegate reviews in an efficient manner. His research interests are in the areas of smart grid, network security, intrusion detection, game theory, and quality of security service provisioning mechanisms. Dr. Fadlullah was a recipient of the prestigious Deans and Presidents awards from Tohoku University in March 2011 for his outstanding research contributions. His email address is

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications