Mobile Networks and Cloud Computing Convergence for Progressive Services and Applications

Mobile Networks and Cloud Computing Convergence for Progressive Services and Applications

Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues (National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil & Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Beira Interior, Portugal), Kai Lin (Dalian University of Technology, China) and Jaime Lloret (Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: November, 2013|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 408
ISBN13: 9781466647817|ISBN10: 1466647817|EISBN13: 9781466647824|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4781-7


Recent technology trends involving the combination of mobile networks and cloud computing have offered new chances for mobile network providers to use specific carrier-cloud services. These advancements will enhance the utilization of the mobile cloud in industry and corporate settings.

Mobile Networks and Cloud Computing Convergence for Progressive Services and Applications is a fundamental source for the advancement of knowledge, application, and practice in the interdisciplinary areas of mobile network and cloud computing. By addressing innovative concepts and critical issues, this book is essential for researchers, practitioners, and students interested in the emerging field of vehicular wireless networks.

Topics Covered

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

  • Antenna Technologies
  • Energy Management
  • Mobile Learning Over the Cloud
  • Mobility Measurement, Modeling, and Simulation
  • Networks and Systems Design
  • Security and Privacy

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues [S’01, M’06, SM’06] is a professor and senior researcher at the National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Brazil and senior researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal. He has been professor at the University of Beira Interior (UBI), Portugal and visiting professor at the University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Brazil. He received the Academic Title of Aggregated Professor in informatics engineering from UBI, the Habilitation in computer science and engineering from the University of Haute Alsace, France, a PhD degree in informatics engineering and an MSc degree from the UBI, and a five-year BSc degree (licentiate) in informatics engineering from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. His main research interests include e-health, sensor networks and IoT, vehicular communications, and mobile and ubiquitous computing. Prof. Rodrigues is the leader of the Internet of Things research group (CNPq), Director for Conference Development - IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, the President of the scientific council at ParkUrbis – Covilhã Science and Technology Park, the Past-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on eHealth, the Past-chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communications Software, Steering Committee member of the IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community and Publications co-Chair, and Member Representative of the IEEE Communications Society on the IEEE Biometrics Council. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal on E-Health and Medical Communications, the editor-in-chief of the Recent Advances on Communications and Networking Technology, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Multimedia Information Systems, and editorial board member of several high-reputed journals. He has been general chair and TPC Chair of many international conferences, including IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, and IEEE HEALTHCOM. He is a member of many international TPCs and participated in several international conferences organization. He has authored or coauthored over 550 papers in refereed international journals and conferences, 3 books, and 2 patents. He had been awarded several Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Service Awards by IEEE Communications Society and several best papers awards. Prof. Rodrigues is a licensed professional engineer (as senior member), member of the Internet Society, and a senior member ACM and IEEE.
Jaime Lloret received his M.Sc. In Physics in 1997 at the University of Valencia and he finished a postgraduate Master in Corporative networks and Systems Integration from the Department of Communications in 1999. Later, he received his M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering in 2003 at University of Valencia and his Ph.D. in telecommunication engineering (Dr. Ing.) at the Polytechnic University of Valencia in 2006. Before concluding his PhD. Thesis he obtained the first place given by the Spanish Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation for the Campus of Excellence in the New Technologies and Applied Sciences Area. He was awarded the prize of the best doctoral Student in the Telecommunications area in 2006 according to the Social Council of the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He is a Cisco Certified Network Professional Instructor of the regional academy "Universidad Politécnica de Valencia" in the Cisco Networking Academy Program (CNAP) and he is the Legal Main Contact of UPV-ADIF (local academy of the CNAP). He teaches Local Area Networks and Systems Integration in the "Escuela Politecnica Superior de Gandia" from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He has been working as a network designer and administrator in several companies. His academic interests and research are P2P networks, Wireless Local Area Networks, Sensor Networks and Routing Protocols. He also researches on educational approaches and strategies.