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Emerging Wireless Networks

Concepts, Techniques and Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Christian Makaya, Samuel Pierre

CRC Press

443 pages | 172 B/W Illus.

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An authoritative collection of research papers and surveys, Emerging Wireless Networks: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications explores recent developments in next-generation wireless networks (NGWNs) and mobile broadband networks technologies, including 4G (LTE, WiMAX), 3G (UMTS, HSPA), WiFi, mobile ad hoc networks, mesh networks, and wireless sensor networks. Focusing on improving the performance of wireless networks and provisioning better quality of service and quality of experience for users, it reports on the standards of different emerging wireless networks, applications, and service frameworks.

The book begins by appraising the management challenges in emerging wireless networks. It examines the state-of-the-art in mobility management for IP-based mobile networks, at both the network and link layers. Proposing an integrated network architecture design for NGWNs—including wireless local, metropolitan, and wide area networks—it analyzes WLAN/3G network convergence and advanced mobility features based on the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architecture. It highlights the challenges and issues related to mobile virtual private networks, and also:

  • Examines the emerging mobile broadband wireless standards such as IEEE 802.16 and LTE
  • Introduces a mechanism that provides service continuity to end-users in self-organizing IP Multimedia Subsystem environments
  • Considers the challenges, solutions, and services of vehicular communication networks
  • Unveils a new transmission paradigm (network coding) to improve the performance of the transmission control protocol.

The book presents a novel distributed scheme based on the stochastic optimization formulation of the network selection problem for heterogeneous wireless networks by using cognitive radio networks concepts. Describing the issues and schemes for network selection and congestion avoidance in multi-access networks, it supplies you with a clear perspective of where the technology is headed and where future opportunities might be found for mobile broadband technologies.

Table of Contents


Management Challenges for Emerging Wireless Networks; Jianguo Ding, Ilangko Balasingham, and Pascal Bouvry


Advances in wireless networks

Classification of wireless networks

Technical Advances for Wireless Networks

Management Challenges for Networks and Services

Mobility Management

Resource Management

Security Management

Integration Management

Scalability Management

Reliability Management

Service Management

Management Strategies for Networks and Services

Policy-based Management

Bio-inspired Management

Probabilistic Management


Context-aware and Autonomic-management



Mobility Management for All-IP Mobile Networks; Quan Le-Trung, Paal E. Engelstad, Tor Skeie, Frank Eliassen, and Amirhosein Taherkordi


IP Mobility Management for Mobile Networks

Host Mobility Management

Network Mobility Management

Hybrid Mobility Management


IP Mobility Management in 1-Hop WLAN

Handoff Procedure in 802.11/WLAN Networks

Native Layer-2 Handoff in WLAN

Cross-Layer Handoff in WLAN

IP Mobility Management in MANET

Comparison of 1-Hop and N-Hop Access Networks

Functionalities of IP Mobility Management in MANET

Overview of IP Mobility Management in MANET


Issues and Solutions for Mobility Management

Mobility Management Issues in MANET

Mobility Management Solutions in MANET

Mobility Management Open Issues

Standardized Interface for Cross-Layer Interaction

Convergence towards an Open Architecture

Ambient Networks


Location Privacy

Implementation and Testbed



Integrated Network Architecture Design for Next-Generation Wireless Systems; Li Jun Zhang, Liyan Zhang, Laurent Marchand, and Samuel Pierre}


Existing Integrated and Interworking Architecture

Interworking Architecture for 3G/WMAN

Integrated Architecture for WLAN/WMAN

Interworking Architecture for 3G/WLAN

Interworking in Heterogeneous Wireless Systems

New Unified Integrated Architecture

New Access Network Selection Method

Fast Authentication and Seamless Roaming Schemes

Features of the New Unified Integrated Architecture

Open Research Challenges



WLAN/3G Convergence and Advanced Mobility Features; Mehdi Mani and Noel Crespi


Strategies for IMS Integration in WiFi

3GPP Approach for access to IMS through WiFi

Beyond 3GPP Proposal by Adopting IMS in WiFi Domain

Deploying Policy based QoS Control System for 802.11-WLAN

IMS Policy based QoS Control Architecture

SLA Broker: New actor in converged networks

Advanced Mobility Features based on IMS over 802.11/3G

Session Mobility Components

SIP-based Session Mobility Approaches

Session Mobility Managed in Application Level

Session Mobility Server Advantages

Simulation Model and Results

Related Work




Mobile VPNs Architectures: Challenges and Issues; Christian Makaya


Challenges and Issues

Capabilities of MVPNs Protocols

Mobile VPNs Architectures

Mobile VPNModels

IPsec overWireless Links

IETF Mobile VPN Solution

Secure Handover Protocols

Requirements for MVPN Architectures



Cross-Layer Handover for Mobile WiMAX Networks; Melody Moh, Pat Jangyodsuk, and Phuong Huynh


Background Concepts

IEEE 802.16 Networks

IEEE 802.16e Handover

Mobile IPv6 Handover

Related Studies

Enhancements of IEEE 802.16e Handover

Handover Support for Voice and Video in IEEE 802.16

Fast MIPv6 (FMIPv6) and Enhancements

Two Cross-Layer Handoff Mechanisms

Major Features of FIMPv6-based Cross-Layer Handoff

Proposed Handoff Scheme

Performance Evaluation

VoIP and Video Quality Evaluation Framework

Simulation Settings

Simulation Results



Service Continuity Support in Self-Organizing IMS Networks; Christian Makaya, Satoshi Komorita, Ashutosh Dutta, Hidetoshi Yokota, and F. Joe Lin


Overview of IMS and Self-Organizing IMS

IP Multimedia Subsystem Concepts

Self-Organizing IMS (SOIMS)

Related Work

Service Continuity in SOIMS

Requirements for Service Continuity

Proposed SOIMS Method

Message Exchange with SOIMS

Prototype and Results

Experimental Configuration

Measurements and Evaluations

Performance Results


Self-Organizing IMS and Load Balancing


Vehicular Communication Networks – Challenges, Solutions and Services; Robil Daher and Djamshid Tavangarian


Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Communication Technologies used in VCNs

VCN-related Projects in Europe, USA and Japan

Emerging DSRC/WAVE-Technology for VCNs

DSRC/WAVE Background

VCNs Architecture

Emerging Applications for VCNs

ITS Services

Value-Added Services

QoS Models and Solutions in VCNs

Issues and Challenges for QoS Support in VCNs

Routing Models and Solutions in VCNs

Issues and Challenges for providing Routing in VCNs

Classifications of Routing Solutions in VCNs

Routing Concepts and Protocols for VANETs

Future ITS Services: Driving Route Reservation Service

Open Research Issues in VCNs




Network Coding Approach to Improve TCP Throughput in Wireless Networks; Tebatso Nage, Marc St-Hilaire, and F. Richard Yu


Different flavors of network coding

Cross-layer design: definition and benefits

Parameters considered in the cross-layer approach

Channel information for opportunistic scheduling

TCP Window State

TCP-aware network coding with opportunistic scheduling model

Channel model

TCP Model

Proposed Scheme

Simulation results



Network Selection and Spectrum Sharing for Cognitive Radio Systems; Pengbo Si, F. Richard Yu, Hong Ji, and Yanhua Zhang


Related Work



Multimedia Distortion Model

Admissible Sets of the Networks

Optimization Objectives

System Formulation

Optimal Network Selection Formulation

Optimal Spectrum Sharing Formulation

Solving the Restless Bandits Problems

Schemes Implementation

Optimal Network Selection for Heterogeneous Systems

Cooperative Spectrum Sharing for Cognitive Radio Networks

Simulation Results and Discussions

Optimal Networks Selection

Optimal Spectrum Sharing



Network Selection and Congestion Avoidance Control; Dimitris E. Charilas, Ourania I. Markaki, and Athanasios D. Panagopoulos


Network Selection in Heterogeneous Environments

Network Selection Problem

Multi-Attribute Decision Making for Network Selection

Fuzzy Inference Systems (FIS) for Network Selection

Congestion Avoidance in Heterogeneous Networks

Congestion Avoidance Control Mechanisms

Approaches and Algorithms

Modeling Federation Agreements

Pricing Models

Simulation Scenarios

Simulation Results and Discussion

Future Research Directions



Efficient Spectrum Band Packing for Hosting Multiple Wireless Systems; Lichun Bao, Shenghui Liao, and Qiang Fu


RelatedWork and Background


Cognitive Radio

Spectrum Access Scheduling

Current and Emerging Wireless Technologies

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)

IEEE 802.11 or WiFi

IEEE 802.16 or WiMAX

LTE Release 10 and Beyond (LTE-Advanced)

System Design Specifications

Design Perspectives

Spatial Spectrum Reuse

Case Study

Performance Evaluation

Impact of GPRS User Density

Impact of WLAN Load




About the Editors

Christian Makaya is a senior research scientist in Advanced Technology Solutions, at Telcordia Technologies. He received a Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, University of Montreal, Canada in 2007. Prior to joining Telcordia, he was a research fellow and a lecturer within the Department of Computer Engineering of the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. He also held a position as principal architect and senior scientist for a start-up consulting firm in Montreal, where he led research and development (R&D) activities in the area of advanced wireless networking technologies and software development.

Dr. Makaya has served as a reviewer for numerous international journals, and as a program committee member of several workshops and conferences. The focus of his research interests is on wireless networking and mobile computing, which includes, but not limited to: radio resource management, interworking architectures design, mobility management, performance evaluation, network planning, machine-to-machine communications, IP multimedia subsystem, cloud computing, self-organizing networks, and open source mobile platforms implementation. Dr Makaya has authored numerous technical papers (in journals, conferences and workshops) and book chapters.

Samuel Pierre received his B.Eng. degree in civil engineering in 1981 from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Quebec, Canada, B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in mathematics and computer science in 1984 and 1985, respectively, from the UQAM, Montreal, a M.Sc. degree in economics in 1987 from the University of Montreal, and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 1991 from the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. He is currently a Professor of Computer Engineering at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, University of Montreal, where he is Director of the Mobile Computing and Networking Research Laboratory (LARIM), Chairholder of the NSERC/Ericsson Chair in Next Generations and Mobile Networking Systems. His research interests include wireline and wireless networks, mobile computing, artificial intelligence, and tele-learning.

From 1987 to 1998, he was a Professor at the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres prior to joining the TeleUniversite of Quebec, an Adjunct Professor at Universite Laval, Ste-Foy, Quebec, an Invited Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, and the University Paris 7, France. Dr. Pierre has received several distinctions such as the Prix Poly 1873 for excellence in teaching (2001 and 2005), Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) in 2003. He is Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (2008). Dr. Pierre serves on editorial board of several international journals as well as general chair or technical program committee member of various conferences.

Subject Categories

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