Building Next-Generation Converged Networks: Theory and Practice

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  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to next-generation networks
  • Explains Internet Architectures and Protocols, Network Management and Traffic Engineering, Embedded Systems and Sensor Networks, Web Services, Cloud Technologies and Next-Generation Wireless Networking
  • Strikes a balance between how and why things work and making them work
  • Investigates new technologies such as IPv6 over Low Power Wireless Personal Area Networks (6LoWPAN) architectures and standards, mobility, and security
  • Includes contributions from top industry experts and academics


Supplying a comprehensive introduction to next-generation networks, Building Next-Generation Converged Networks: Theory and Practice strikes a balance between how and why things work and how to make them work. It compiles recent advancements along with basic issues from the wide range of fields related to next generation networks.

Containing the contributions of 56 industry experts and researchers from 16 different countries, the book presents relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest research. It investigates new technologies such as IPv6 over Low Power Wireless Personal Area Network (6LoWPAN) architectures, standards, mobility, and security. Presenting the material in a manner that entry-level readers can easily grasp the fundamentals, the book is organized into five parts:

  1. Multimedia Streaming—deals with multimedia streaming in networks of the future—from basics to more in-depth information for the experts
  2. Safety and Security in Networks—addresses the issues related to security, including fundamental Internet and cyber-security concepts that will be relevant in any future network
  3. Network Management and Traffic Engineering—includes coverage of mathematical modeling-based works
  4. Information Infrastructure and Cloud Computing—integrates information about past achievements, present conditions, and future expectations in information infrastructure-related areas
  5. Wireless Networking—touches on the various aspects of wireless networks and technologies

The text includes coverage of Internet architectures and protocols, embedded systems and sensor networks, web services, Cloud technologies, and next-generation wireless networking. Reporting on the latest advancements in the field, it provides you with the understanding required to contribute towards the materialization of future networks. This book is suitable for graduate students, researchers, academics, industry practitioners working in the area of wired or wireless networking, and basically anyone who wants to improve his or her understanding of the topics related to next-generation networks.

Table of Contents

Request-Based Multicasting in Video-on-Demand Systems; Sepideh Nikmanzar and Akbar Ghaffarpour Rahbar
P2P Video Streaming; Sabu M. Thampi
P2P Streaming over Cellular Network: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities; Mohamm ad Zulhasnine, Changcheng Huang, and Anand Srinivasan
Peer-to-Peer Video-On-Demand in Future Internet; Mostafa M. Fouda, Zubair Md. Fadlullah, Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, and Nei Kato
IPTV Networking: An Overview; Georgios Baltoglou, Eirini Karapistoli, and Periklis Chatzimisios

A Walk Through SQL Injection: Vulnerabilities, Attacks, and Countermeasures in Current and Future Networks; Diallo Abdoulaye Kindy and Al-Sakib Khan Pathan
Wireless Network Security: An Overview; Danda B. Rawat, Gongjun Yan, Bhed Bahadur Bista, and Vigyan "Vigs " Chandra
Security and Access Control in Mobile Ad hoc Networks; Soumya Maity and Soumya K. Ghosh
Design of Framework for Safety and Resource Management of Converged Networks for Seaport Applications; Luca Caviglione, Cristiano Cervellera, and Roberto Marcialis

Wavelet q-Fisher Information for Scale-Invariant Network Traffic; Julio Ramírez-Pacheco, Deni Torres-Román, Homero Toral-Cruz, and Pablo Velarde-Alvarado
Characterizing Flow-Level Traffic Behavior with Entropy Spaces for Anomaly Detection; Pablo Velarde -Alvarado, Cesar Vargas-Rosales, Homero Toral- Cruz, Julio Ramirez-Pacheco, and Raul Hernandez-Aquino
Network Management SYSTEMS: Advances, Trends, and the Future; Sumit Goswami, Sudip Misra, and Chaynika Taneja
VoIP in Next-Generation Converged Networks; Homero Toral-Cruz, Julio Ramirez-Pacheco, Pablo Velarde-Alvarado, and Al-Sakib Khan Pathan

Quality-of-Service Provisioning for Cloud Computing; Ahmed Shawish and Maria Salama
Service-Oriented Network Virtualization for Convergence of Networking and Cloud Computing in Next- Generation Networks; Qiang Duan
Rule-Driven Architecture for Managing Information Systems; Juan M. Marín Pérez, Jorge Bernal Bernabé, José M. Alcaraz Calero, Jesús D. Jiménez Re, Félix J. García Clemente, Gregorio Martíne z Pérez, and Antonio F. Gómez Skarmeta
Pragmatic Approach to Performance Evaluation of MPI–OpenMP on a 12-Node Multi-Core Cluster; Abdelgadir Tageldin Abdelgadir and Al-Sakib Khan Pathan
Smarter Health-Care Collaborative Network; Qurban A. Memon

Cooperative Services in Next-Generation Wireless Networks: Internet of Things Paradigm; Andreas P. Fatouros, Ioannis C. Fousekis, Dimitris E. Charilas, and Athanasios D. Panagopoulos
Schedule-Based Multichannel MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks; Md. Abdul Hamid and M. Abdullah-Al-Wadud
Mobile IPv6–Based Autonomous Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks; Kashif Saleem , Zahid Farid, and Mohammad Ghulam Rahman
Taxonomy of QoS-Aware Routing Protocols for MANETs; Chhagan Lal, Vijay Laxmi, and Manoj Singh Gaur


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