1st Edition

Simulation Technologies in Networking and Communications
Selecting the Best Tool for the Test

ISBN 9781482225495
Published November 6, 2014 by CRC Press
648 Pages 390 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Simulation is a widely used mechanism for validating the theoretical models of networking and communication systems. Although the claims made based on simulations are considered to be reliable, how reliable they really are is best determined with real-world implementation trials.

Simulation Technologies in Networking and Communications: Selecting the Best Tool for the Test addresses the spectrum of issues regarding the different mechanisms related to simulation technologies in networking and communications fields. Focusing on the practice of simulation testing instead of the theory, it presents the work of more than 50 experts from around the world.

  • Considers superefficient Monte Carlo simulations
  • Describes how to simulate and evaluate multicast routing algorithms
  • Covers simulation tools for cloud computing and broadband passive optical networks
  • Reports on recent developments in simulation tools for WSNs
  • Examines modeling and simulation of vehicular networks

The book compiles expert perspectives about the simulation of various networking and communications technologies. These experts review and evaluate popular simulation modeling tools and recommend the best tools for your specific tests. They also explain how to determine when theoretical modeling would be preferred over simulation.

This book does not provide a verdict on the best suitable tool for simulation. Instead, it supplies authoritative analyses of the different kinds of networks and systems. Presenting best practices and insights from global experts, the book provides you with an understanding of what to simulate, where to simulate, whether to simulate or not, when to simulate, and how to simulate for a wide range of issues.

Table of Contents

Analysis and Simulation of Computer Networks with Unlimited Buffers; Lev B. Levitin and Yelena Rykalova
Computer Networks with Finite Buffers: Beyond Jackson’s Theorem; Lev B. Levitin and Yelena Rykalova
Superefficient Monte Carlo Simulations; Cheng-An Yang, Kung Yao, Ken Umeno, and Ezio Biglieri
High-Performance Tool for the Test of Long-Memory and Self-Similarity; Julio Ramírez-Pacheco, Deni Torres-Román, Homero Toral-Cruz, and Leopoldo Estrada Vargas
Cluster-Oriented Emulation Tool for Performance Evaluation of Very Large-Scale Networking Scenarios; Pedro Vale Pinheiro and Fernando Boavida
Fractal Traffic Modeling Applied in Network Simulation; Jeferson Wilian de Godoy Stênico and Lee Luan Ling
Tutorial on Random Number Generators in Discrete Event Simulators; Shabbir Ahmed and Farzana Mithun
Accurate and Reliable Simulation Framework for Mobile Computing Systems Using Stochastic Differential Equations; Athanasios D. Panagopoulos
How to Simulate and Evaluate Multicast Routing Algorithms; Maciej Piechowiak and Piotr Zwierzykowski
Statistical Simulation of Multipath Fading Channels for Mobile Wireless Digital Communication Systems; David Luengo and Luca Martino
Simulation Tools for Cloud Computing; Bernardi Pranggono, Dabiah Alboaneen, and Huaglory Tianfield
Simulation Tools for Broadband Passive Optical Networks; Rastislav Róka and Filip Čertík
Simulation Tools for the Evaluation of Radio Interface Technologies for IMT-Advanced and Beyond; Krzysztof Bąkowski, Krzysztof Wesołowski, and Marcin Rodziewicz
Enhancing Simulation Environments with TRAFIL; Christos Bouras, Savvas Charalambides, Michalis Drakoulelis, Georgios Kioumourtzis, and Kostas Stamos
Comparison of Non-Probing-Based Routing Metrics for Static Multihop Underwater Acoustic Networks; Saiful Azad, Mashiour Rahman, Khandaker Tabin Hasan, and Dip Nandi
Performance Evaluation of Flooding Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks Based on EffiSen: The Custom-Made Simulator; Bartosz Musznicki and Piotr Zwierzykowski
Wireless Sensor Network Simulations Using Castalia and a Data-Centric Storage Case Study; Khandakar Ahmed and Mark A. Gregory
Recent Developments in Simulation Tools for WSNs: An Analytical Study; Anuj Kumar Dwivedi and Om Prakash Vyas
Implementation and Performance Analysis of EM-Based Underwater Sensor Networks in QualNet; Jun Li, Mathieu Déziel, Mylène Toulgoat, and Simon Perras
Simulation of Communications and Networking in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks; Jorge I. Blanco and Houbing Song
Performance Evaluation of Realistic Vehicular Networks: A MAC Layer Perspective; Ali Balador, Carlos T. Calafate, Juan-Carlos Cano, and Pietro Manzoni
Modeling and Simulation of Vehicular Networks: Network Simulators, Traffic Simulators, and Their Interworking; Kaveh Shafiee, Jinwoo (Brian) Lee, Victor C.M. Leung, and Garland Chow

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Al-Sakib Khan Pathan earned his PhD in computer engineering in 2009 from Kyung Hee University, South Korea. He earned his BSc in computer science and information technology from Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh, in 2003. He is currently an assistant professor in the computer science department at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia. Until June 2010, he was assistant professor at the computer science and
engineering department in BRAC University, Bangladesh. Prior to holding this position, he worked as a researcher at the 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, including 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 such as GLOBECOM, GreenCom, HPCS, ICA3PP, IWCMC, VTC, HPCC, and IDCS. He was awarded the IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award and Certificate of Appreciation for his role in the IEEE GreenCom’13 conference.

Dr. Pathan is currently an area editor of IJCNIS; editor of IJCSE, Inderscience; associate editor of IASTED/ACTA Press IJCA and CCS; guest editor of many special issues of top-ranked journals, and editor/author of ten books. One of his books has been included twice in Intel Corporation’s Recommended Reading List for Developers, second half of 2013 and first half of 2014. Three other books are included in IEEE Communications Society’s (IEEE ComSoc) Best Readings in Communications and Information Systems Security, 2013, and a fifth book is in the process of being translated from English to simplified Chinese. Also, two of his journal papers and one conference paper are included under different categories in IEEE Communications Society’s (IEEE ComSoc) Best Readings Topics on Communications and Information Systems Security, 2013. He also serves as a referee of numerous renowned journals. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), United States; IEEE ComSoc Bangladesh Chapter; and several other international professional organizations.

Muhammad Mostafa Monowar is currently working as an assistant professor in the Department of Information Technology at King Abdulaziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He also served as an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, until February 2012. He earned his PhD in computer engineering in 2011 from Kyung Hee University, South Korea. He earned his BSc 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; routing protocols; MAC mechanisms; IP and transport layer issues; cross-layer design; and Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning.

He served as a guest editor of some special issues of IJCSE and is currently associate editor of IJIDS. He has also served as an editor of a book published by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, United States. He has served as a program vice chair of IEEE HPCC 2013, and also program committee member in several international conferences/workshops such as IEEE IDCS, DNC, ICCCS, and CNTA. He is also a referee of several renowned journals, such as Annals of Telecommunications and Journal of Communications and Networks.

Shafiullah Khan is currently assistant professor at the Institute of Information Technology, Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST), Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He earned his PhD in communication networks in 2011 from Middlesex University, United Kingdom. He earned his BIT in information technology from Gomal University, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, in 2005. His research interest includes wireless networks and wireless network security. He served as a guest editor of many special issues and is currently an editor-in-chief of IJCNIS. He has also served as an editor of several recently published books.

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