Evolution of Cognitive Networks and Self-Adaptive Communication Systems

Evolution of Cognitive Networks and Self-Adaptive Communication Systems

Thomas D. Lagkas (University of Western Macedonia, Greece), Panagiotis Sarigiannidis (University of Western Macedonia, Greece), Malamati Louta (University of Western Macedonia, Greece) and Periklis Chatzimisios (Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece)
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Release Date: June, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 438
ISBN13: 9781466641891|ISBN10: 1466641894|EISBN13: 9781466641907|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4189-1


Cognitive networks can be crucial for the evolution of future communication systems; however, current trends have indicated major movement in other relevant fields towards the integration of different techniques for the realization of self-aware and self-adaptive communication systems.

Evolution of Cognitive Networks and Self-Adaptive Communication Systems overviews innovative technologies combined for the formation of self-aware, self-adaptive, and self-organizing networks. By aiming to inform the research community and the related industry of solutions for cognitive networks, this book is essential for researchers, instructors, and professionals interested in clarifying the latest trends resulting in a unified realization for cognitive networking and communication systems.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive Radio
  • Cooperative Networks
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Mobility Management in Cognitive Networks
  • Self-Adaptive Networks
  • Self-Managing Networks
  • Spectrum Management Issues

Reviews and Testimonials

For students, researchers, and professionals, Lagkas (computer science, U. of Western Macedonia, Greece, and U. of Sheffield, UK), Sarigiannidis, Louta, and Chatzimisios present 14 chapters by computer science, telecommunications, engineering, information technology, and other researchers from Europe, Pakistan, Singapore, the US, and Brazil, who describe the field of cognitive networking and the technologies that are combined to form self-aware, self-adaptive, and self-organizing networks. They address cognitive networking issues that are related to the physical layer of the network architecture, reviewing cooperative communication technologies and techniques for disseminating data and selecting channels in cognitive radio networks; resource management, focusing on TV white spaces and QoS requirements; power control issues in modern mobile networks and how regulations affect business aspects related to cognitive radio; and experimental results related to distributed data dissemination. The second section covers issues related to cognitive networking layers that are higher than the physical layer, discussing technologies for autonomous software networks; QoS support provision in multiple layers of cognitive radio networks; the suitability of TCP in dynamic access networks; the convergence of optical and wireless networks; developments in self-adaptive networks; simulation results related to security issues in cognitive networks; and an application of cognitive technologies for e-learning in broadband networks.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Thomas Lagkas received the B.S. degree (with honors) in computer science from the Department of Informatics, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. He received the PhD degree on “Wireless Communication Networks” from the same department, in 2006. During his PhD studies, he was awarded a PhD candidates’ scholarship by the Research Committee of the Aristotle University. He has been an adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Greece, since 2007. He has been a Laboratory Associate at the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, since 2004, and a Scientific Associate, since 2008. He has been awarded a postdoctoral research scholarship by the State Scholarship Foundation. His interests are in the areas of wireless communication networks, medium access control, QoS provision and mobile multimedia communications with relevant publications at a number of widely recognized international scientific journals and conferences.
Panagiotis G. Sarigiannidis received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2001 and 2007, respectively. He is currently a Lecturer with the University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece. His research interests include medium access protocols in optical networks, dynamic bandwidth allocation schemes in passive optical networks, scheduling policies in IEEE 802.16 wireless networks, wireless push systems design and optimization, quality of service provisioning in optical and wireless networks, traffic estimation and prediction via numerical analysis, and design of burst allocation for optical burst switching networks. He has published over 40 papers in international journals, conferences, and book chapters.
Dr. Malamati Louta is Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Greece. She holds M.Eng. (1997) and Ph.D. (2000) degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (N.T.U.A) and M.B.A. degree from the N.T.U.A., the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and the University of Piraeus. From 1999 to 2005, she was a member of the staff of Public Power Corporation, working as a senior engineer, as a member of the team that developed the telecommunications section of PPC S.A. and as Information System Security Sub-Sector Manager. From 2005 to 2008, Dr. Louta was Assistant Professor at the Department of Business Administration, Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia, Greece and additionally was Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Greece. From 2008 to 2010, she was Lecturer at the Department of Informatics and Telematics of Harokopio University of Athens. Her research interests include the design and performance evaluation of communication networks, autonomic / cognitive networking, ad-hoc wireless networking, telecommunications service and software engineering, algorithms and complexity theory. She is the author of over 65 peer-reviewed publications in these areas. Dr Louta has been actively involved in a number of research and development projects of the E.U.. She serves as a member of the editorial board of three international journals, as a technical program committee member and as a reviewer in a number of international conferences and journals. She is a member of the IEEE, the ACM and the Technical Chamber of Greece, and served as a member of the committee of National, European Programs and Innovation at the Department of Western Macedonia of the Technical Chamber of Greece. Additional information may be found at http://users.uowm.gr/louta.

Dr. Periklis Chatzimisios serves as an Assistant Professor with the Computing Systems, Security and Networks (CSSN) Research Lab of the Department of Informatics at the Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece. He currently participates in several European and National research projects acting in research and management positions.

Since 2010, Dr. Chatzimisios serves as a Member of the Standards Development Board for the IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc). He is very active in several IEEE activities such as handling Dissemination activities and International relations for the VTS & AESS Joint Greece, serving as Chapter Associate Editor for the Newsletter of the IEEE Greece Section as well as Counselor of the IEEE Student Branch of the Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki. He is also acting as Departmental Erasmus Coordinator and as a member of the Institutional Erasmus Committee, having established many agreements of Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki with high-quality European Universities, Research Centers and Telecommunication Operators.

Dr. Chatzimisios serves as Organizing/TPC member and co-Chair for several conferences and he holds editorial board positions for many IEEE and non-IEEE journals. He has been an Organizer/Invited Speaker for many dissemination events, talks and seminars. He is the author of 8 books and more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in the areas of multimedia communications (mainly Quality of Service and Quality of Experience), wireless communications (mainly in IEEE 802.11 and 802.16 protocols) and security. His published research work has received more than 500 citations by other researchers.