Using Cross-Layer Techniques for Communication Systems

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Rashvand, Habib F.
IGI Global, Apr 30, 2012 - Computers - 656 pages

Although the existing layering infrastructure--used globally for designing computers, data networks, and intelligent distributed systems and which connects various local and global communication services--is conceptually correct and pedagogically elegant, it is now well over 30 years old has started create a serious bottleneck.

Using Cross-Layer Techniques for Communication Systems: Techniques and Applications explores how cross-layer methods provide ways to escape from the current communications model and overcome the challenges imposed by restrictive boundaries between layers. Written exclusively by well-established researchers, experts, and professional engineers, the book will present basic concepts, address different approaches for solving the cross-layer problem, investigate recent developments in cross-layer problems and solutions, and present the latest applications of the cross-layer in a variety of systems and networks.


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CrossLayer Adaptive Packet Scheduling over Fading Channel
Architecture Design Approaches and Issues in Cross Layer Systems
Cross Layer QoS Implementations
CrossLayer Techniques and Applications in Wireless Sensor Networks
Using CrossLayer Techniques for ECG Transmissions in Body Area Sensor Networks
CrossLayer Design for Network Security Enhancement
Protocols and Applications of CrossLayer in Mobility Management
Joint Resource Allocation and Interference Mitigation Techniques for Cooperative Wireless Networks
CrossLayer Monitoring in Cloud Computing
Replication Strategies for Video OnDemand over Wireless Mesh Networks
CrossLayer Design for Packet Data Transmission in Maximum Ratio Transmission Systems with Imperfect CSI and CoChannel Interference
CrossLayer Design Analysis and Optimization of QoSConstrained AMCARQBased Wireless Networks
CrossLayer Techniques for Reliable Wireless Video Communication
CrossLayer Multimedia QoS Provisioning over Ad Hoc Networks
CrossLayer Optimization for Video Transmission over WLAN
CrossLayer Design in Wireless Sensor Networks

Applications of CrossLayer in Video Communications over Wireless Networks
CrossLayer Framework for Power Conservation in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
MAC and Routing Integration in Wireless Sensor Networks
CrossLayer Design in Cognitive Radio Networks
Design and Analysis of BatteryLess Sensor Networks
Compilation of References
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Habib F. Rashvand received his B.Sc. in 1969 and post-graduate qualifications in 1970 from the University of Tehran. He was selected for a training mission as the head of division for development of a new Telecom Research Centre as under a new cooperation project between the Iranian PTT and Japanese Industries including the NTT, KTT following his Doctorate at the University of Kent in 1980. Since then he earned a rich blend of industrial research and development positions with industries in collaboration with many universities including University of Southampton, University of Reading, Portsmouth University, Warwick University, and Coventry University. His academic positions compile University of Tehran, University of Zambia, Coventry University, Magdeburg University and University of Warwick. His Professorship in Networks, Systems, and Protocols applied in 1998 to the German Ministry of Education succeeded in 2001. Since 2004, he headed a Special Academic Quality Research Operation under Directorship of Advanced Communication Systems, which involves ITU, CTO, WHO, IEEE/IEE/IET. He was the editor-in-chief, member of editorial board, and invited speaker for many research journals and conferences.

Yousef S. Kavian received the B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Electronic Engineering from the Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, in 2001, the M.Sc. degree in Control Engineering from the Amkabir University, Tehran, Iran, in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from the Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2007. After one year appointment at Shahid Beheshti University, in 2008 he joined the Shahid Chamran University as an Assistant Professor. He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Esslingen University and IAER, Germany, in 2010. His research interests include digital circuits and systems design, optical and wireless networking. Dr Kavian has over 50 technical publications including journal and conference papers and book chapters in these fields. He is a senior industrial engineer and trainer with more than 10 years industrial experiences. [Editor]