Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering

Networks for Pervasive Services

Six Ways to Upgrade the Internet

Authors: Liotta, Antonio, Exarchakos, George

  • Pinpoints the shortcomings of today's Internet, giving an outlook for the Future Internet research
  • Includes over a hundred illustrated scenarios which make advanced networking concepts accessible to a broader readership
  • Presents simple yet effective protocols for the construction of complex, self-organizing networks
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<< Beautifully written, this book takes the reader on a compelling tour of the state of affairs in today’s Internet and the challenges it faces for supporting pervasive services of tomorrow. The approach adopted by the authors looks at the big picture, discussing the evolution of the Internet from a rigidly defined layered architecture to an interactive multi-faceted system providing, beyond connectivity, a more generative next-generation network infrastructure. In this context, the authors describe a selection of some of the prominent network mechanisms that may help in shaping the architecture of the future Internet. Overall, this book is informative, enjoyable, and an excellent reference source for every student, network professional, or researcher interested in the post-Internet era. >>

Prof. Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo (Canada)


Since its inception in the 1970s the Internet has become larger, faster and wireless. It is the biggest machine ever built, the “generative” engine of our digital society. However, the software that runs the global network has not seen any substantial upgrade since the early 1990s. It is now evident that the existing mechanisms that transport data around the Internet are no longer adequate for the new breed of Web applications. This book explains why the time is ripe for a complete overhaul in view of the Future Internet. Through a series of simple examples, the authors present a wealth of network mechanisms, starting from those that sustain the Web today. Readers will become familiar with a range of advanced protocols that will make the Internet more ubiquitous, reactive, proactive, information-driven, distribution-efficient and searchable.  This book presents a selection of remarkable research ideas, making them accessible to the non-specialist reader.

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From the reviews:

“In this book, Antonio Liotta and George Exarchakos have successfully tackled the challenge of explaining in easy to understand terms how the Internet works today and how it could be upgraded. The first two chapters of the book deal with how the Internet works today. The next seven chapters deal with how it could be upgraded … . I strongly recommend the book to non networking specialists who are not ‘dummies,’ but have a keen interest in the Internet and its evolution.” (Roch Glitho, IEEE Communications Magazine, February, 2012)

“This book presents the old and well-known concepts so that readers can understand them. This is helpful, since no computer network expert knows all of the concepts. … The book is quite instructive and timely, and presents all concepts, both new and existing. … an interesting read for students, or for those who are interested in computer networks but don’t have the technical knowledge. Professionals and researchers in the computer networking field will also find the book interesting, as it offers new ideas and discussions.” (Kalinka Castelo Branco, ACM Computing Reviews, September, 2011)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • On the Way to the Pervasive Web

    Liotta, Antonio (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • The Network, As We Know It

    Liotta, Antonio (et al.)

    Pages 15-38

  • Six Problems for the Service Provider

    Liotta, Antonio (et al.)

    Pages 39-50

  • Spontaneous Networks

    Liotta, Antonio (et al.)

    Pages 51-63

  • Reactive Networks

    Liotta, Antonio (et al.)

    Pages 65-78

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Networks for Pervasive Services
Book Subtitle
Six Ways to Upgrade the Internet
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Series Volume
92
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1473-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1473-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1472-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3610-8
Series ISSN
1876-1100
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 162
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