Integration of Heterogeneous Wireless Access Networks.- Integration of Heterogeneous Wireless Access Networks with IP-based Core Networks: The Path to Telco 2.0.- Architectures and Protocols for Dynamic Spectrum Sharing in HeterogeneousWireless Access Networks.- Cognitive Radio Techniques in Heterogeneous Wireless Access Networks.- Radio Resource Management for Heterogeneous Wireless Access.- Radio Resource Management and Admission Control in Heterogeneous Wireless Access Networks.- Vertical Handoff and Mobility Management for Seamless Integration of HeterogeneousWireless Access Technologies.- Network Selection for HeterogeneousWireless Access Networks.- Modeling and Performance Analysis of Voice Admission Control in Next Generation Heterogeneous Mobile Networks.- Energy Saving Aspects for Mobile Device Exploiting Heterogeneous Wireless Networks.- QoS Aware Routing in HeterogeneousWireless Access Networks.- Congestion Control in the Wired Cum Wireless Internet.- Adaptive Solutions for Quality Oriented Multimedia Streaming in Heterogeneous Network Environments.- Differentiated Pricing Policies in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks.- Content Discovery in Heterogeneous Mobile Networks.- Wireless Networks Test-beds: When Heterogeneity Plays with Us.
Heterogeneous wireless networking, which is sometimes referred to as the fourth-generation (4G) wireless, is a new frontier in the future wireless communications technology and there has been a growing interest on this topic among researchers and engineers in both academia and industry. This book will include a set of research and survey articles featuring the recent advances in theory and applications of heterogeneous wireless networking technology for the next generation (e.g., fourth generation) wireless communications systems. With the rapid growth in the number of wireless applications, services and devices, using a single wireless technology such as a second generation (2G) and third generation (3G) wireless system would not be efficient to deliver high speed data rate and quality-of-service (QoS) support to mobile users in a seamless way. Fourth generation (4G) wireless systems are devised with the vision of heterogeneity in which a mobile user/device will be able to connect to multiple wireless networks (e.g., WLAN, cellular, WMAN) simultaneously. This book intends to provide a unified view on the state-of-the-art of protocols and architectures for heterogeneous wireless networking. The contributed articles will cover both the theoretical concepts and system-level implementation issues related to design, analysis, and optimization of architectures and protocols for heterogeneous wireless access networks.
A unified and comprehensive view of the architectures and protocols for heterogeneous wireless access networks
Comprehensive treatment of state-of-the-art research on heterogeneous wireless networking technology
Coverage of a wide range of topics starting from theoretical concepts to system-level implementation issues
Contributions from world-class researchers in this area
Rich set of references in each of the contributed articles