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Pervasive Communications Handbook

Edited by: Syed Ijlal Ali Shah , Mohammad Ilyas , Hussein T. Mouftah

Print publication date:  November  2011
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781420051094
eBook ISBN: 9781420051100
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b11271
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In an emergency, availability of the pervasive communications environment could mean the difference between life and death. Possibly one of the first guides to comprehensively explore these futuristic omnipresent communications networks, the Pervasive Communications Handbook addresses current technology (i.e., MAC protocols and P2P-based VoD architecture) and developments expected in the very near future, when most people and places will be virtually connected through a constant and perpetual exchange of information. This monumental advance in communications is set to dramatically change daily life, in areas ranging from healthcare, transportation, and education to commerce and socialization.

With contributions from dozens of pioneering experts, this important reference discusses one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-one exchanges of information. Organized by the three key aspects—technology, architecture, and applications—the book explores enabling technologies, applications and services, location and mobility management, and privacy and trust. Citing the technology’s importance to energy distribution, home automation, and telecare among other areas, it delves into topics such as quality of service, security, efficiency, and reliability in mobile network design, and environment interoperability.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  Privacy-Preserving Anonymous Secure Communication in Pervasive Computing Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Challenges in Testing Context-Aware Applications Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Medium Access Control Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks in a Pervasive Computing Paradigm Download PDF
Chapter  4:  On the Quality of Service Routing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Power-Aware Video Compression for Mobile Environments Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Low-Power Design for Smart Dust Networks Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Security Improvement of Slotted ALOHA in the Presence of Attacking Signals in Wireless Networks Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Analysis and Classification of Reliable Protocols for Pervasive Wireless Sensor Networks Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Positioning and Location Tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Wireless Location Technology in Location-Based Services Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Next-Generation Technologies to Enable Sensor Networks Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Interoperability in Pervasive Environments Download PDF
Chapter  13:  P2P-Based VOD Architecture: A Common Platform for Provisioning of Pervasive Computing Services Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Using Universal Plug-n-Play for Device Communication in Ad Hoc Pervasive Environments Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Wireless Network Security for Health Applications Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Sensor Networks in Healthcare Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Pervasive Computing for Home Automation and Telecare Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Online Social Networks and Social Network Services: A Technical Survey Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Pervasive Application Development Approaches and Pitfalls Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Wireless Personal Area Networks: Protocols and Applications Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Pervasive Energy Management for the Smart Grid: Towards a Low Carbon Economy Download PDF
SectionI Download PDF
SectionIII Download PDF
prelims Download PDF
SectionII Download PDF
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