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Editors: Wei Li (Univ. of Toledo) and Yang Xiao (Univ. of Memphis)
Book Description:
Next generation wireless and mobile communication systems have two important features: heterogeneity and adaptation. Heterogeneous wireless communication platforms require inter-operability among different networks such as wireless cellular networks, wireless local area networks, wireless personal area networks, internet, etc. Adaptation techniques become extremely important in such a heterogeneous environment so that quality management and provision to multimedia traffic over the unreliable wireless channels of the heterogeneous systems can satisfy the demands of various network users. With the development of multimedia compression and coding technologies, more and more real-time applications, such as video and audio can be made adaptive. Adaptation provides an alternative for resource planning, especially for bandwidth allocation/reallocation in wireless multimedia networks, where bandwidth is a scarce resource. The system may need to block incoming users if all of the bandwidth has been used up to provide the highest Quality of Service (QoS) to existing users. However, if these existing users can be degraded to a lower but acceptable QoS level, it is possible to reduce the blocking probability without degrading the QoS of existing users to an “unacceptable" level. Various approaches and algorithms adopting this idea have been proposed. It is therefore critical for wireless network designers to utilize these resources efficiently and effectively. In response to the above demand for next generation wireless and mobile communication systems, this book aims at providing a timely and concise reference of the current activities and findings in the relevant technical fields.

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Preface
Wei Li and Yang Xiao

Chapter 1.-Link Adaptation Techniques For Carrier Sensed Multiple Access Based Wireless Local Area Networks; pp. 1-19
(Li-Chun Wang)

Chapter 2.-A Rate-Adaptive Multimedia Multicasting Mechanism in Multi-rate 802.11 Wireless LANs; pp. 21-32
(Youngsam Park, Yongho Seok, Taekyoung Kwon, Yanghee Choi and Jean-Marie Bonnin)

Chapter 3.-Adaptation in the physical layer using heterogeneous reconfigurable hardware; pp. 33-56
(Gerard K. Rauwerda, Jordy Potman, Fokke W. Hoeksema, Gerard J.M. Smit)

Chapter 4.-Adaptive Video Multicast over Wireless Internet; pp. 57-73
(Hao Yin, Bo Li, Chuang Lin, Geyong Min, Qiang Ni)

Chapter 5.-Adaptive QoS-based Bandwidth Allocation for Multimedia Wireless Networks; pp. 75-90
(Nidal Nasser and Hossam Hassanein)

Chapter 6.-Adaptive Techniques For Robust Real-Time Video Communications; pp. 91-108
(Liang Cheng And Magda El Zarki)

Chapter 7.-DCT-Based Audio Decomposition: Bandwidth Adaptation for Real-Time Audio Streams; pp. 109-130
(Kevin Brown and Leann Christianson)

Chapter 8.-Modeling Adaptive Self-Organizing Wireless Networks: Methodology and Experiments; pp. 131-190
(James P. Davis, Kevin Walker, Achraf Allali, Michael Haggard and Cherrie Yue)

Chapter 9.-Optimal Downlink Resource Allocation For Cellular Cdma Networks; pp. 191-213
(Keivan Navaie, Delfin Montuno, Halim Yanikomeroglu And Yiqiang Zhao)

Chapter 10.-Adaptation of Wireless Mobile Multi-carrier Systems;
pp. 215-240
(Huseyin Arslan and Tevfik Yucek)

Chapter 11.-Online Stochastic Optimization of Wireless Multimedia Networks; pp. 241-264
(M. A. Haleem, Sajal K. Das and R. Chandramouli)

Chapter 12.-Economic and adaptive admission control of non-stationary traffic in wireless multimedia networks; pp. 265-284
(Ki-Dong Lee and Antonio Iera)

Chapter 13.-Modeling the Effects of Mobility on QoS in Wireless Multimedia Networks; pp. 285-306
(K. Mitchell and K. Sohraby)

Chapter 14.-Dynamic Channel Allocation Schemes in GPRS Networks;
pp. 307-326
(Yan Zhang, B.H. Soong and Yuming Jiang)

Chapter 15.-Multimedia Delivery over Wireless Multi-hop Networks;
pp. 327-346
(Qian Zhang, Fan Yang, Haitao Wu, Zhi-Li Zhang)

Index

   Series:
      Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing - Yi Pan (Georgia State University), Series Editor
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 1-59454-883-8
   Status: AV
  
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