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User-Centric Networking

Future Perspectives

  • Alessandro Aldini
  • Alessandro Bogliolo


  • Showcases new technologies sustaining user-friendly wireless architectures

  • Provides a holistic view to UCN's and future development trends

  • Includes business and cooperation models that help to sustain the growth of wireless architectures and exploit the Internet value chain

  • Analyses user-centricity for the future Internet and its impact on opportunities, legislation, standardisation


Part of the Lecture Notes in Social Networks book series (LNSN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. User-Centric Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rute Sofia, Paulo Mendes, Waldir Moreira Jr.
      Pages 25-51
    3. Namusale Chama, Antonio Jr., Waldir Moreira Jr., Paulo Mendes, Rute Sofia
      Pages 53-71
  3. Trust Management and Cooperation Incentives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Ricardo Neisse, Maarten Wegdam, Marten van Sinderen
      Pages 75-106
    3. Carlos Ballester Lafuente, Jean-Marc Seigneur, Rute Sofia, Christian Silva, Waldir Moreira
      Pages 107-119
    4. Lorenz Cuno Klopfenstein, Saverio Delpriori
      Pages 121-131
  4. Resource Management in User-Centric Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Paulo Mendes, Waldir Moreira, Tauseef Jamal, Huseyin Haci, Huiling Zhu
      Pages 135-157
    3. Tauseef Jamal, Paulo Mendes
      Pages 171-195
    4. Huseyin Haci, Huiling Zhu, Jiangzhou Wang
      Pages 197-208
    5. Mürsel Yildiz
      Pages 241-265
  5. Mobility in User-Centric Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Fikret Sivrikaya, Stefano Salsano, Marco Bonola, Marco Trenca
      Pages 269-288
    3. Rute Sofia, Tiago Condeixa , Susana Sargento
      Pages 289-310
    4. Sebastian Peters, Denis Pozo Pardo, Qing Zhou
      Pages 311-325

About this book


This work represents a milestone for the  "ULOOP User-centric Wireless Local Loop" project funded by the EU IST Seventh Framework Programme.

ULOOP is focused on the robust, secure, and autonomic deployment of user-centric wireless networks. Contributions by ULOOP partners as well as invited tutorials by international experts in the field. The expected impact is to increase awareness to user-centric networking in terms, e.g., of business opportunities and quality of experience, and to present adequate technology to sustain the growth of user-friendly wireless architectures.

Throughout the last 3 years, ULOOP has developed enabling technologies for user-centricity in wireless networks, with particular emphasis on social trust management, cooperation incentives, community building, mobility estimation, and resource management.

This work will be of interest to researchers, policymakers, operators, vendors, and end-users interested in the current and future directions of user-centric access networks.


Cooperation Incentives Hot Spot Security Resource Management Trust Management in Wi Fi ULOOP Book ULOOP User-centric Wireless Local Loop ULOOP and Seventh Framework User-centric Networks Wi Fi Network Security

Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Aldini
    • 1
  • Alessandro Bogliolo
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze di Base e FondamentiUniversity of UrbinoUrbinoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze di Base e FondamentiUniversity of UrbinoUrbinoItaly

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“This compiled book is from a European Union (EU)-funded project, User-Centric Wireless Local Loop (ULOOP), and is an excellent summary of user-centric networks (UCNs). … The book is split into five parts, with each part focusing on the main investigation themes of this project. … this is a good collection of research white papers … on the various emergent research directions for UCNs. It will be good reading for students and practitioners interested in UCNs for future study and research.” (Srini Ramaswamy, Computing Reviews, March, 2015)