Seamless and Secure Communications over Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

  • Jiannong Cao
  • Chisheng Zhang

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jiannong Cao, Chisheng Zhang
    Pages 1-8
  3. Jiannong Cao, Chisheng Zhang
    Pages 9-26
  4. Jiannong Cao, Chisheng Zhang
    Pages 27-62
  5. Jiannong Cao, Chisheng Zhang
    Pages 63-94
  6. Jiannong Cao, Chisheng Zhang
    Pages 95-95
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 97-98

About this book


This brief provides an overview of the requirements, challenges, design issues and major techniques for seamless and secure communications over heterogeneous wireless networks. It summarizes and provides detailed insights into the latest research on handoff management, mobility management, fast authentication and security management to support seamless and secure roaming for mobile clients. The reader will also learn about the challenges in developing relevant technologies and providing ubiquitous Internet access over heterogeneous wireless networks. The authors have extensive experience in implementing such technologies over heterogeneous wireless networks, thus enabling them to bridge the gap between the theoretical results of research and the real practice. Combining basic theoretical concepts and practical implementation, this brief is ideal for professionals and researchers in the field. Advanced-level students interested in computer communication networks and wireless technologies will also find the content helpful.


Cellular networks Fast authentication Femtocell Handoff management Heterogeneous wireless networks Mobile phones Mobility management Seamless roaming Security mechanisms WLAN

Authors and affiliations

  • Jiannong Cao
    • 1
  • Chisheng Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ComputingHong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloonHong Kong SAR
  2. 2.Department of ComputingHong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloonHong Kong SAR

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