An authoritative collection of research papers and surveys, Emerging Wireless Networks: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications explores recent developments in next-generation wireless networks (NGWNs) and mobile broadband networks technologies, including 4G (LTE, WiMAX), 3G (UMTS, HSPA), WiFi, mobile ad hoc networks, mesh networks, and wireless sensor networks. Focusing on improving the performance of wireless networks and provisioning better quality of service and quality of experience for users, it reports on the standards of different emerging wireless networks, applications, and service frameworks. The book begins by appraising the management challenges in emerging wireless networks. It examines the state-of-the-art in mobility management for IP-based mobile networks, at both the network and link layers. Proposing an integrated network architecture design for NGWNs-including wireless local, metropolitan, and wide area networks-it analyzes WLAN/3G network convergence and advanced mobility features based on the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architecture. It highlights the challenges and issues related to mobile virtual private networks, and also: Examines the emerging mobile broadband wireless standards such as IEEE 802.16 and LTE Introduces a mechanism that provides service continuity to end-users in self-organizing IP Multimedia Subsystem environments Considers the challenges, solutions, and services of vehicular communication networks Unveils a new transmission paradigm (network coding) to improve the performance of the transmission control protocol. The book presents a novel distributed scheme based on the stochastic optimization formulation of the network selection problem for heterogeneous wireless networks by using cognitive radio networks concepts. Describing the issues and schemes for network selection and congestion avoidance in multi-access networks, it supplies you with a clear perspective of where the technology is headed and where future opportunities might be found for mobile broadband technologies.
MOBILITY MANAGEMENT AND NETWORKS CONVERGENCE Management Challenges for Emerging Wireless Networks; Jianguo Ding, Ilangko Balasingham, and Pascal Bouvry Introduction Advances in wireless networks Classification of wireless networks Technical Advances for Wireless Networks Management Challenges for Networks and Services Mobility Management Resource Management Security Management Integration Management Scalability Management Reliability Management Service Management Management Strategies for Networks and Services Policy-based Management Bio-inspired Management Probabilistic Management Self-management Context-aware and Autonomic-management Conclusion Bibliography Mobility Management for All-IP Mobile Networks; Quan Le-Trung, Paal E. Engelstad, Tor Skeie, Frank Eliassen, and Amirhosein Taherkordi Introduction IP Mobility Management for Mobile Networks Host Mobility Management Network Mobility Management Hybrid Mobility Management Discussion IP Mobility Management in 1-Hop WLAN Handoff Procedure in 802.11/WLAN Networks Native Layer-2 Handoff in WLAN Cross-Layer Handoff in WLAN IP Mobility Management in MANET Comparison of 1-Hop and N-Hop Access Networks Functionalities of IP Mobility Management in MANET Overview of IP Mobility Management in MANET Discussion Issues and Solutions for Mobility Management Mobility Management Issues in MANET Mobility Management Solutions in MANET Mobility Management Open Issues Standardized Interface for Cross-Layer Interaction Convergence towards an Open Architecture Ambient Networks Inter-operation Location Privacy Implementation and Testbed Conclusion Bibliography Integrated Network Architecture Design for Next-Generation Wireless Systems; Li Jun Zhang, Liyan Zhang, Laurent Marchand, and Samuel Pierre} Introduction Existing Integrated and Interworking Architecture Interworking Architecture for 3G/WMAN Integrated Architecture for WLAN/WMAN Interworking Architecture for 3G/WLAN Interworking in Heterogeneous Wireless Systems New Unified Integrated Architecture New Access Network Selection Method Fast Authentication and Seamless Roaming Schemes Features of the New Unified Integrated Architecture Open Research Challenges Conclusion Bibliography WLAN/3G Convergence and Advanced Mobility Features; Mehdi Mani and Noel Crespi Introduction Strategies for IMS Integration in WiFi 3GPP Approach for access to IMS through WiFi Beyond 3GPP Proposal by Adopting IMS in WiFi Domain Deploying Policy based QoS Control System for 802.11-WLAN IMS Policy based QoS Control Architecture SLA Broker: New actor in converged networks Advanced Mobility Features based on IMS over 802.11/3G Session Mobility Components SIP-based Session Mobility Approaches Session Mobility Managed in Application Level Session Mobility Server Advantages Simulation Model and Results Related Work Conclusion Bibliography CROSS-LAYER DESIGN AND SESSION CONTINUITY Mobile VPNs Architectures: Challenges and Issues; Christian Makaya Introduction Challenges and Issues Capabilities of MVPNs Protocols Mobile VPNs Architectures Mobile VPNModels IPsec overWireless Links IETF Mobile VPN Solution Secure Handover Protocols Requirements for MVPN Architectures Conclusion Bibliography Cross-Layer Handover for Mobile WiMAX Networks; Melody Moh, Pat Jangyodsuk, and Phuong Huynh Introduction Background Concepts IEEE 802.16 Networks IEEE 802.16e Handover Mobile IPv6 Handover Related Studies Enhancements of IEEE 802.16e Handover Handover Support for Voice and Video in IEEE 802.16 Fast MIPv6 (FMIPv6) and Enhancements Two Cross-Layer Handoff Mechanisms Major Features of FIMPv6-based Cross-Layer Handoff Proposed Handoff Scheme Performance Evaluation VoIP and Video Quality Evaluation Framework Simulation Settings Simulation Results Conclusion Bibliography Service Continuity Support in Self-Organizing IMS Netw