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Emerging Wireless Networks
Concepts, Techniques and Applications

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ISBN 9781439821350
Published December 12, 2011 by CRC Press
443 Pages 172 B/W Illustrations

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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


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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.