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Wireless applications are definitely the next big thing in communications. Millions of people around the world use the Internet every day—to stay in touch with remote locations, follow the stock market, keep up with the news, check the weather, make travel plans, conduct business, shop, entertain themselves, and learn. The logical next step is the development of the wireless Internet, where cell phones, PDAs, and laptops let us receive and send e-mails, and perform all the activities that we are currently performing over the wireline Internet.
Filled with contributions from international experts, Wireless Internet Handbook: Technologies, Standards, and Applications describes basic concepts, current developments, and future trends in designing modern architectures. The book covers:
The scope of the information covered and the expertise of leading researchers and industry professionals combine to make Wireless Internet Handbook: Technologies, Standards, and Applications the definitive resource on architectures for the wireless Internet.
About the Editors
Borko Furht is a professor and chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida. Before joining FAU, he was a vice president of research and a senior director of development at Modcomp, a computer company of Daimler Benz, Germany, and a professor at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Professor Furht received Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Belgrade. His current research is in multimedia systems, Internet computing, video coding and compression, video databases, and wireless multimedia. He is the author of numerous books and articles in the areas of multimedia, computer architecture, real-time computing, and operating systems. He is a founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications (Kluwer). He has received several technical and publishing awards, and has consulted for many high-tech companies including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, General Electric, JPL, NASA, Honeywell, and RCA. He has also served as a consultant to various colleges and universities. He has given many invited talks, keynote lectures, seminars, and tutorials.
Mohammad Ilyas received his Ph.D degree from Queens’ University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. His doctoral research was about switching and flow control techniques in computer communications networks. He has been with the College of Engineering at Florida Atlantic University since 1983., where he is currently Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research. Dr. Ilyas has conducted successful research in various areas including traffic management and congestion control in broadband/high-speed communications, networks, performance modeling, and simulation. He has published 1 book and over 130 research articles. He has supervised 10 Ph.D. dissertations and 32 Master’s theses to completion. He has been a consultant to several national and international organizations. Dr. Ilyas is an active participant in several IEEE technical committees and activities.