Cooperation is known as an effective strategy in nature to achieve individual or common goals by forming cooperative groups.
As the cross over between nature and engineering has always been fruitful, Cooperation in Wireless Networks: Principles and Applications advocates the use of cooperative strategies in the field of wireless communications.
Whether to cooperate or act autonomously, i.e., in a more selfish manner, has to be decided by each wireless terminal individually. Following the rule "The real egoistic behavior is to cooperate", mutual aid among terminals will be applied if and only if it is beneficial for all group members.
Cooperation in Wireless Networks: Principles and Applications covers the underlying principles of cooperative techniques as well as several applications demonstrating the use of such techniques in practical systems. The work is written in a collaborative manner by several authors from Asia, America, and Europe. Twenty chapters introduce and discuss in detail the main cooperative strategies for the whole communication protocol stack from the application layer down to the physical layer. Furthermore power saving strategies, security, hardware realization, and user scenarios for cooperative communication systems are introduced and discussed. The book also summarizes the strength of cooperation for upcoming generation of wireless communication systems, clearly motivating the use of cooperative techniques and pointing out that cooperation will become one of the key technologies enabling 4G and beyond. This book puts into one volume a comprehensive and technically rich view of the wireless communications scene from a cooperation point of view.
In the Age of Enlightenment the German philosopher Immanuel Kant encouraged people to use their own mind as the basis for reasoning instead of following dogmatic religious rules - Sapere aude! (dare to know!) - Today wireless communication networks are increasingly becoming aware of the conditions of its their component parts and surrounding environment. Cognition, a continuous process involving sensing, reasoning, understanding and reacting, can be applied to wireless networks in order to adapt the system to the highly dynamic wireless ecosystem. The ultimate goals are to enhance the efficiency in the use of radio resources as well as to improve both link and network performance. This book presents a detailed overview of a rapidly emerging topic in modern communications: cognitive wireless networks. The key aspects of cognitive and cooperative principles in wireless networks are discussed in this book. Furthermore, Cognitive Wireless Networks advocates the concept of breaking up the cellular communication architecture by introducing cooperative strategies among wireless devices. Cognitive wireless networking is the key to success in handling the upcoming dynamic network configurations and exploiting this cross-over to the fullest extent.
As wireless networks become pervasive, highly populated and increasingly complex, the essential preconditions for exploiting rich interactions among mobile devices are better fulfilled. Today, these trends are giving rise to new communications paradigms making use of cooperation and cognition as the main underlying principles. Cognition, together with its complementary principle cooperation, confer to the wireless networks some degree of consciousness or understanding about their own existence, such as internal structure, capabilities, relationships to the outside world, limitations, current use of radio resources and many more. Current wireless networks are aware of their surrounding environment to a very limited extent, but in future wireless networks this capability will be highly developed, as a consequence of exploiting jointly cooperative and cognitive principles. Especially for cooperative wireless networks, where the communication scenario is highly dynamic, the mobile devices need to adapt their capabilities in a flexible manner, taking advantage of cognitive principles.
L'itinéraire remarquable de Mireille Ballestrazzi, ou comment une jeune fille brillante et travailleuse, que rien, a priori, ne destinait au métier de policier, est devenue une femme appelée aux responsabilités les plus élevées, dans un domaine considéré comme réservé aux hommes, aux vrais... En 1976, Mireille Ballestrazzi, vingt-deux ans, est le plus jeune commissaire de police de sa promotion. En 1998, le ministre de l'Intérieur la nomme au poste de sous-directeur des Affaires économiques et financières à la Direction centrale de la police judiciaire. C'est la première femme à se voir confier d'aussi hautes fonctions au sein de la police nationale. Cette ascension fulgurante, Mireille Ballestrazzi la doit aux preuves qu'elle a fournies sur le terrain, parfois pistolet au poing. Que ce soit dans la grande couronne parisienne qui, en 1986, n'était déjà pas de tout repos, à la tête de l'Office central de répression du vol d'oeuvres d'art - qui la conduisit au Japon, pour y récupérer des toiles de maîtres - ou encore en Corse, où les candidats au poste de chef du Service régional de police judiciaire n'étaient pas légion. Dans ce livre, qui résume les vingt premières années de sa carrière, Mireille Ballestrazzi prouve que l'on peut être à la fois femme - elle est mariée et mère de deux enfants - et policier de haut niveau.
This book presents the evolutionary and visionary developments of WiMAX! WiMAX Evolution: Emerging Technologies and Applications focuses on the future developments of WiMAX technology. The book discusses the evolutionary aspects of WiMAX, from the physical to the application layer, including visions from industry, standardization and research communities. Several chapters of the book will present very new and unique information as editors and their respective organizations are involved in ongoing international projects on WiMAX, developing advanced WiMAX techniques. The Editors' in-house WiMAX test-beds enhance the book with privileged and seldom published information on practical issues. Key features: Presents evolutionary and visionary developments of WiMAX, motivating and inspiring readers to join and continue the developing work Contains chapters with previously unpublished material, including measurements on real WiMAX equipment and their validation, and introduction of robust header compression in WiMAX, and more Unique results on real WiMAX test-beds Covers WiMAX validation, novel scenarios, applications and business, advanced WiMAX architectures, WiMAX extensions, and WiMAX evolution and future developments Expert authorship with a balanced mix of contributions from highly regarded professionals from top research institutes, industry and academia This book is an invaluable resource for product developers, research and standardization engineers in industry, professors, research scientists and advanced students in academia. Technology managers and CTOs will also find this book insightful.
Includes a preface written by Professor Leonard Kleinrock, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, UCLA, USA This book discusses and explores the concept of mobile cloud, creating an inspiring research space for exploiting opportunistic resource sharing, and covering from theoretical research approaches to the development of commercially profitable ideas. A mobile cloud is a cooperative arrangement of dynamically connected communication nodes sharing opportunistic resources. In this book, authors provide a comprehensive and motivating overview of this rapidly emerging technology. The book explores how distributed resources can be shared by mobile users in very different ways and for various purposes. The book provides many stimulating examples of resource-sharing applications. Enabling technologies for mobile clouds are also discussed, highlighting the key role of network coding. Mobile clouds have the potential to enhance communications performance, improve utilization of resources and create flexible platforms to share resources in very novel ways. Energy efficient aspects of mobile clouds are discussed in detail, showing how being cooperative can bring mobile users significant energy saving. The book presents and discusses multiple examples of mobile clouds applications, based on both existing commercial initiatives as well as proof-of-concept test-beds. Visions and prospects are also discussed, paving the way for further development. As mobile networks and social networks become more and more reliant on each other, the concept of resource sharing takes a wider and deeper meaning, creating the foundations for a global real-time multidimensional resource pool, the underlying infrastructure for shareconomy. Above all, this is an inspiring book for anyone who is concerned about the future of wireless and mobile communications networks and their relationship with Social networks. Key Features: Provides fundamental ideas and promising concepts for exploiting opportunistic cooperation and cognition in wireless and mobile networks Gives clear definitions of mobile clouds from different perspectives Associates mobile and wireless networks with social networks, creating a vast fertile ground for novel developments in both research and practical applications Considers research directions, emerging trends and visions This book is an excellent resource for wireless/networking researchers in industry and academia, students and mobile phone programmers. Managers interested in new technology developments, service providers, network operators, and those working in the gaming industry will also find the book insightful.