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wireless internet handbook: technologies, standards, and applications
Wireless Internet Handbook: Technologies, Standards, and Applications
byBorko FurhtandMohammad Ilyas ISBN:0849315026
Auerbach Publications 2003 (599 pages)

This definitive resource covers various aspects of wireless technologies, networks, architectures, and applications, which are organized into four parts: Basic Concepts, Technologies and Standards, Networks and Architectures, and Applications.

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Wireless Internet Handbook—Technologies, Standards, and Applications
Part I - Basic Concepts
Chapter 1 - The Fundamentals of the Wireless Internet
Chapter 2 - Wireless Internet > Wireless + Internet
Chapter 3 - Wireless Internet Security
Part II - Technologies and Standards
Chapter 4 - Multimedia Streaming Over Mobile Networks: European Perspective
Chapter 5 - Streaming Video over Wireless Networks
Chapter 6 - Clustering and Roaming Techniques for IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs
Chapter 7 - VoIP Services in Wireless Networks
Chapter 8 - Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and Mobile Wireless Access
Part III - Networks and Architectures
Chapter 9 - User Mobility in IP Networks: Current Issues and Recent Developments
Chapter 10 - Wireless Local Access to the Mobile Internet
Chapter 11 - Location Prediction Algorithms for Mobile Wireless Systems
Chapter 12 - Handoff and Rerouting in Cellular Data Networks
Chapter 13 - Wireless Communications using Bluetooth
Chapter 14 - Multiantenna Technology for High-Speed Wireless Internet Access
Chapter 15 - Location Management in Mobile Wireless Networks
Chapter 16 - Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: Principles and Practices
Chapter 17 - Managing Location in "Universal" Location-Aware Computing
Part IV - Applications
Chapter 18 - Mobile and Wireless Internet Services: From Luxury to Commodity
Chapter 19 - Wireless Technology Impacts the Enterprise Network
Chapter 20 - An Efficient WAP-Enabled Transaction Processing Model for Mobile Database Systems
Chapter 21 - Mobile Video Telephony
Chapter 22 - WAP: Transitional Technology for M-Commerce
Chapter 23 - Wireless Internet in Telemedicine
Chapter 24 - Delivering Music over the Wireless Internet: From Song Distribution to Interactive Karaoke on UMTS Devices
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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:

  • Wireless local access techniques to the mobile Internet
  • User mobility in IP networks
  • Multimedia streaming over wireless Internet
  • Quality of service issues
  • Location management techniques and clustering architectures
  • Wireless Internet security issues
  • Bluetooth, CDMA, TDMA, Wireless Application Protocol, 802.11x, and more
  • Different mobile and wireless Internet services
  • Wireless Internet enterprise applications
  • Mobile multimedia and graphics applications
  • Mobile video telephony
  • Wireless video surveillance
  • Wireless applications in medicine

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.