Advances in Pervasive Computing and Networking

  • Boleslaw K. Szymanski
  • Bülent Yener

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Kenneth P. Birman, Saikat Guha, Rohan Murty
    Pages 1-16
  3. Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Congzhou Zhou, Baharak Shademan
    Pages 57-73
  4. Imrich Chlamtac, Iacopo Carreras, Hagen Woesner
    Pages 75-95
  5. Amir E. Khandani, Eytan Modiano, Jinane Abounadi, Lizhong Zheng
    Pages 97-117
  6. Murat Alanyali, Venkatesh Saligrama
    Pages 119-136
  7. Andreas Savvides, Mani Srivastava
    Pages 167-177
  8. Alan Demers, Johannes Gehrke, Rajmohan Rajaraman, Niki Trigoni, Yong Yao
    Pages 179-196
  9. Mario Gerla, Ling-Jyh Chen, Tony Sun, Guang Yang
    Pages 197-212
  10. Pramod K. Varshney, Chilukuri K. Mohan
    Pages 213-226
  11. Gilbert Chen, Joel Branch, Michael Pflug, Lijuan Zhu, Boleslaw Szymanski
    Pages 249-267
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 269-270

About this book


Pervasive Computing and Networking aim at providing ubiquitous, ever-present, adaptable, smart, enveloping and immersive environments in which computing components and humans can interact regardless of the location. The combination of an abundance of computational power of the processors and the communication bandwidth provided by the wireless and mobile networking everywhere and all the time makes such environments within the reach of current technology. Yet, to realize the full potential of such environments, many technical and economical challenges needs to be overcome. These challenges and the perspective on the seminal directions of the research in this area were the subject of the Workshop for Pervasive Computing and Networking at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA. This book presents chapters based on presentations made at the workshop by leaders in the field. The scope of Advances in Pervasive Computing and Networking ranges from fundamental theory of pervasive computing and networking to crucial challenges and emerging applications.

Such seminal topics as a scalable, self-organizing technology for sensor networks, the fundamental relationship between the achievable capacity and delay in mobile wireless networks, the role of self-optimization in sensor networks or similarities and differences between computer networks and their biological counterparts are the subject of the first group of chapters.

The next group of chapters covers communication issues, such as cooperative communication in mobile, wireless and sensor networks, methods for maximizing aggregate throughput in 802.11 mesh networks with a physical carrier, and self-configuring location discovery systems for smart environments. The book closes with chapters focusing on sensor network emerging applications such as smart and safe buildings, a design for a distributed transmitter for reachback based on radar signals sensing and two-radio multi-channel clustering.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Boleslaw K. Szymanski
    • 1
  • Bülent Yener
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-23042-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-23466-3
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