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  • Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Amy L. Murphy, Niki Trigoni

    This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks, EWSN 2014, held in Oxford, UK, in February 2014. The 12 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 50 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics in the following areas: network protocols, system issues, reliability and sensing.
  • Wireless Next Generation Networks

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    Michael G. Harvey

    This SpringerBrief proposes a trust model motivated by virtue epistemology, addressing the need for a more efficient and flexible trust model for wireless next generation networks. This theory of trust simplifies the computation and communication overhead of strictly cognitive-computational models of trust. Both the advantages and the challenges of virtue-based trust models are discussed. This brief offers new research and a general theory of rationality that enables users to interpret trust and reason as complementary mechanisms that guide our rational conduct at two different epistemic levels. The presented model of human social interaction is designed for the highly dynamic and unstructured environment of the mobile Internet and wireless next generation networks. Wireless Next Generation Networks: A Virtue-Based Trust Model targets network engineers, cognitive scientists, AI researchers, philosophers, and social scientists. Advanced-level students studying computer science, electrical engineering and social science will also find the interdisciplinary perspective useful.
  • Wireless Networking for Moving Objects

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    Ivan Ganchev, Marília Curado, Andreas Kassler

    Wireless networks of moving objects have drawn significant attention recently. These types of networks consist of a number of autonomous or semi-autonomous wireless nodes/objects moving with diverse patterns and speeds while communicating via several radio interfaces simultaneously. To overcome current shortcomings, a number of research challenges have to be addressed in this area, ranging from initial conceptualization and modelling, to protocols and architectures engineering, and development of suitable tools, applications and services, and to the elaboration of realistic use-case scenarios by taking into account corresponding societal and economic aspects. By applying a systematic approach the objective of this book is to assess the state of the art and consolidate the main research results achieved in this area. It was prepared as the Final Publication of the COST Action IC0906 “Wireless Networking for Moving Objects (WiNeMO)”. The book contains 15 chapters and is a show-case of the main outcomes of the action in line with its scientific goals. The book will serve as a valuable reference for undergraduate students, post-graduate students, educators, faculty members, researchers, engineers, and research strategists working in this field.
  • Wireless Coordinated Multicell Systems

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    Duy H N Nguyen, Tho Le-Ngoc

    This SpringerBrief discusses the current research on coordinated multipoint transmission/reception (CoMP) in wireless multi-cell systems. This book analyzes the structure of the CoMP precoders and the message exchange mechanism in the CoMP system in order to reveal the advantage of CoMP. Topics include interference management in wireless cellular networks, joint signal processing, interference coordination, uplink and downlink precoding and system models. After an exploration of the motivations and concepts of CoMP, the authors present the architectures of a CoMP system. Practical implementation and operational challenges of CoMP are discussed in detail. Also included is a review of CoMP architectures and deployment scenarios in the LTE-Advanced standard. Readers are exposed to the latest multiuser precoding designs for the CoMP system under two operating modes, interference aware and interference coordination. Wireless Coordinated Multi cell Systems: Architectures and Precoding Designs is a concise and approachable tool for researchers, professionals and advanced-level students interested in wireless communications and networks.

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