Metropolitan area networks

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Springer-Verlag, 1997 - Computers - 433 pages
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With the continued success of Local Area Networks (LANs) there has been an increasing demand to extend their capabilities. This need has given rise to Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs), which through the use of fiber-optic technology offer much higher data rates over much greater distances. This volume presents a detailed, self-contained account of the state of the art in high-speed LANs and MANs, with a particular focus on the two available standards, FDDI and DQDB. Special attention is given to the analysis of Quality of Service provided at the Medium Access Control (MAC) level, and to emerging techniques for performance evaluation (including M/G/1-type models, rare event simulation, and polling methods).

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
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STOCHASTIC PROCESSES FOR MODELING METROPOLI
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METHODS FOR THE ANALYSIS OF NODEINISOLATION
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About the author (1997)

STEFANO BASAGNI holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Milano, Italy, and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas. He received his BSc degree in computer science from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1991. Since January 2002, he has been an assistant professor of Computer Engineering in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Northeastern University.

MARCO CONTI received the Laurea degree in Computer Science from the University of Pisa, Italy. He is currently a senior researcher at the Informatics and Telematics Institute (IIT) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). He served as program committee chair of IFIP-TC6 Conferences "Networking2002," and "PWC2003." He is on the editorial board of ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review.

SILVIA GIORDANO received her PhD from EPFL, Lausanne. She is currently coordinator of Wireless, Telecommunication and High Frequency at the University of Applied Science of Ticino (Switzerland), and working as scientific collaborator at IIT-CNR, Pisa (Italy). She is a technical editor of IEEE Communications Magazine.

IVAN STOJMENOVIc received a PhD degree in mathematics from the University of Zagreb. He is currently full professor at the University of Ottawa (Canada). He is managing editor of the Journal of Multiple-Valued Logic and Soft Computing, and an editor of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Parallel Processing Letters, and a few other journals. He recently edited the Handbook of Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing (Wiley, 2002).

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