1st Edition

Emerging Wireless Networks Concepts, Techniques and Applications

Edited By Christian Makaya, Samuel Pierre Copyright 2012
    444 Pages 172 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    444 Pages 172 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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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.


    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



    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.