Fourth-Generation Wireless Networks: Applications and Innovations: Applications and Innovations

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Adibi, Sasan
IGI Global, Dec 31, 2009 - Business & Economics - 836 pages
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Fourth generation wireless networks are expected to provide comprehensive and secure IP-based solutions, facilitating existing and emerging services such as voice, data, streamed multimedia, sensory, e-health, and social networking. It is expected that 4G will be provided to users on an "Anytime, Anywhere" basis and at much higher data rates compared to the current and previous mobile generations.

Fourth-Generation Wireless Networks: Applications and Innovations presents a vision for the coming years in terms of emerging fourth generation (4G) wireless technology trends and best practices. It explores the resulting challenges and technical opportunities that will arise in creating and delivering 4G networks for the emerging applications and services. This book also examines the fundamentals of advanced physical layer and radio resource management as the basis for cross layer and cross network optimization that will emerge for increased mobility and services in video, cloud computing virtualization, entertainment, education, health, and security.

This book have been organized especially for researchers, students, network engineers and designers and leaders of emerging companies, decision makers in standards, consumers, and product developers.


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Excellent source of information for the next generation mobile networks and architectures.

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Fourth-generation wireless networks: applications and innovations is a diverse collection of high impact chapters on the fourth generation wireless technologies and beyond. The book is highly recommended for professionals and software developers interested to learn about the road-map to 4G network architectures and developments. 


Wireless CommunicationHistoryand Visions
Evolution of PersonalWireless BroadbandServices from 3G to 4G
A New Global UbiquitousConsumer Environment for 4GWireless Communications
4G Access Network Architecture
Architecture for IPBasedNext GenerationRadio Access Network
An IPv6 Perspective
An EndtoEnd QoS Frameworkfor Vehicular Mobile Networks
LTE Mobility Solutionsat Network Level forGlobal Convergence
Handover Optimization for4G Wireless Networks
Survey of CrossLayerOptimization Techniquesfor Wireless Networks
CrossLayer Joint Optimizationof Multimedia Transmissionsover IP Based Wireless Networks
Challenges and Solutions
Aspects of OFDMBased 3GLTE Terminal Implementation
The Use of OrthogonalFrequency Code DivisionOFCD Multiplexing in WirelessMesh Network WMN

HWN FrameworkTowards 4G MobileCommunication Networks
User Experience in 4G Networks
Adoption and Dangers
Potential Scenarios andDrivers of the 4G Evolution
Knowledge Sharing toImprove Routing andFuture 4G Networks
Towards Cooperative 4G Services
Next Generation BroadbandServices from HighAltitude Platforms
RadiooverFibreNetworks for 4G
MAC Protocol of WiMAXMesh Network
Advanced SchedulingSchemes in 4G Systems
EndtoEnd Quality of Servicein Evolved Packet Systems
Parallel ConcatenatedSpreading Matrices OFDM
Why Complementary Codes?
Configurable and ScalableTurbo Decoder for 4GWireless Receivers
Parallel Soft Spherical Detectionfor Coded MIMO Systems
Capacity Estimation ofOFDMABased WirelessCellular Networks
Maximizing Diversity through Relaying
Compilation of References
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Sasan Adibi is currently a Technical Staff Member of Advanced Research at Research In Motion (RIM). He is also expected to graduate from University of Waterloo in 2010 with a Ph.D. degree from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He has an extensive research background mostly in the areas of Quality of Service (QoS) and Security. He is the first author of +25 journal/conference/book chapter/white paper publications. He also has strong industry experiences, having worked in numerous high-tech companies, including Nortel Networks and Siemens Canada.

Amin Mobasher has recently joined Research In Motion (RIM) as a Member, Technical Staff in Advanced Technology laboratory after his short visit at Stanford University. He earned his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada in Dec. 2007. From Jan. 2008 until Jan. 2009, he was working as a member technical staff in the Advanced Technology Lab in RIM on LTE and LTE-A 3GPP standards. Between Jan. 2009 and Oct. 2009, he was with Smart Antenna Research Group (SARG) in Stanford University as a Visiting Scholar. His research interests are MIMO-OFDM systems, Optimization in Communication Systems, Network Coding, Relays, Interference Mitigation, and physical layer in 3GPP LTE and LTE-A standards. He is the recipient of several awards including Ontario Graduate Scholarship and University of Waterloo Presidential Award in 2006. He also received an NSERC Industrial R&D Fellowship and an NSERC post-doctoral Fellowship award in 2007 and 2008, respectively.

Mostafa Tofighbakhsh is a Principal Member of Technical Staff in the Radio Technology Architecture group Bell Labs at AT&T. He holds a JD (1995) and completed his Ph.D. requirements for electrical engineering & computer science at GWU(1990). He taught graduate courses from 1996- 2001 at various universities as an adjunct including GWU and Southeastern University. He chaired the WiMax Forum application working group forum 2004 – 2009. He has contributed broadly in major technical conferences and he is currently involved in application performance studies and cross layer optimization and radio layer APIs. He is a Senior Member of ACM, IEEE and a member of many industry standard forums. [Editor]

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