Networking and Telecommunications: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (3 Volumes)

Networking and Telecommunications: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (3 Volumes)

Release Date: January, 2010|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 2130
ISBN13: 9781605669861|ISBN10: 1605669865|EISBN13: 9781605669878|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-986-1


Due to increased practices and applications of digital networks, widespread use of the Internet, and enhanced transmission of information communication technologies, there is a need a literature for a complete reference offering the latest developments and solutions for building networks and enhancing communication throughout organizations, businesses, economies, and public administration.

Networking and Telecommunications: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications exhibits the most up-to-date collection of research results and recent discoveries in the transfer of knowledge access across the globe. Considering the burgeoning need for global contact and communication, this significant three volume publication provides a one-stop reference for researchers, administrators, executives, and practitioners in fields of networking and telecommunications through expert evaluations, innovations, and technology applications.

Topics Covered

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

  • Applications for network development
  • Automotive informatics
  • Broadband access
  • Broadcast communications
  • Complex-valued networks
  • Concepts for network development
  • Diffusion of access to ICTs
  • Digital convergence
  • Frameworks for network development
  • ICT management for business
  • Information Communication Technologies
  • Knowledge transfer between systems and organizations
  • Mobile and smart devices for modern communication
  • Network architectures
  • Network security and data analysis
  • Networked and virtual organizations
  • Next generation access networks
  • Optical access networks and photonics
  • Peer to peer networks for collaborative work
  • Proliferation of digital communication networks
  • Social Networking
  • Technology in enhancing telecommunication
  • Telecommunications technologies
  • Telematics
  • Vehicular Networks
  • Virtual antenna applications
  • Wireless ad-hoc network
  • Wireless community networks
  • Wireless sensor networks and location awareness

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Rapid advancements in telecommunications and networking technologies have encouraged the continuous spread of knowledge and information to a worldwide audience. No longer limited by geographical distance, individuals can communicate in real-time using a variety of technologies and tools that have revolutionized global interaction.

With the constant changes in the landscape of networking and telecommunications, it is a challenge for researchers, practitioners, clinicians, and experts to take in the volume of innovative advances and up-to-the-moment research in this diverse field. Information Science Reference is pleased to offer a three-volume reference collection on this rapidly growing discipline, in order to empower students, researchers, academicians, and practitioners with a wide-ranging understanding of the most critical areas within this field of study. This collection provides the most comprehensive, in-depth, and recent coverage of all issues related to the development of cutting-edge networking and telecommunications, as well as a single reference source on all conceptual, methodological, technical and managerial issues, and the opportunities, future challenges and emerging trends related to the development, application, and implications of networking and telecommunications.

This collection entitled, “Networking and Telecommunications: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications” is organized in eight (8) distinct sections, providing the most wide-ranging coverage of topics such as: 1) Fundamental Concepts and Theories; 2) Development and Design Methodologies; 3) Tools and Technologies; 4) Utilization and Application; 5) Organizational and Social Implications; 6) Managerial Impact; 7) Critical Issues; and 8) Emerging Trends. The following provides a summary of what is covered in each section of this multi-volume reference collection:

Section 1, Fundamental Concepts and Theories, serves as a foundation for this extensive reference tool by addressing crucial theories essential to the understanding of telecommunications and networking technologies. Chapters such as “Critical Trends, Tools, and Issues in Telecommunications” by John H. Nugent and David Gordon and “A History of Computer Networking Technology” by Lawrence Harold Hardy define essential concepts in networking and telecommunications, offering historical perspectives and topics for consideration. “Wireless Communications: Is the Future Playing Out as Predicted?” by William Webb discusses expectations for mobile Internet and investigates the role mobile user interfaces have played in revolutionizing mobile phone usage. Later selections, including “Convergence of the Internet and Telecommunications” by John B. Meisel and Timothy S. Sullivan provide a framework to explain the convergence of communications networks and identify and analyze key issues that confront public policymakers. These and several other foundational chapters provide a wealth of expert research on the elemental concepts and ideas which surround modern communication.

Section 2, Development and Design Methodologies, presents in-depth coverage of the conceptual design and architecture of a number of different networks to support information diffusion. “Nature-Inspired Informatics for Telecommunication Network Design,” by Sergio Nesmachnow, Héctor Cancela, and Enrique Alba presents a systematic review of nature-inspired techniques employed to solve optimization problems related to telecommunication network design. Later selections, such as “Data Dissemination and Query Routing in Mobile Peer-to-Peer Networks” by Thomas Repantis and Vana Kalogeraki and “Formal Methods in Cross Layer Modeling and Optimization of Wireless Networks: State of the Art and Future Directions” by Dzmitry Kliazovich, Michael Devetsikiotis, and Fabrizio Granelli offer key considerations for the design and optimization of wireless networks. With contributions from leading international researchers, this section offers copious developmental approaches and methodologies for the design and implementation of telecommunication networks and architectures.

Section 3, Tools and Technologies, presents extensive coverage of the various tools and technologies that have shaped modern-day telecommunication and networking. This comprehensive section opens with the chapter “Mobility and Enterprise 2.0,” by François J.N. Cosquer and Annie Ohayon-Dekel, which explains how the emergence of Web 2.0 and its adoption by organizations has revolutionized business practices and access to information. Other technologies, such as mobile radio, are explored in “Emerging Telecommunications Technologies: Cognitive Radio” by J. Joaquín Escudero-Garzás and Ana García-Armada and “Basic Concepts of Mobile Radio Technologies” by Christian Kaspar, Florian Resatsch, and Svenja Hagenhoff. Later selections, such as “Conducting Forensic Investigations of Cyber Attacks on Automobile In-Vehicle Networks” by Dennis K. Nilsson and Ulf E. Larson and “Online Remote Control of a Wireless Home Automation Network” by John Wade, Jose Santos, and Noel Evans provide specific examples of new and emerging network tools and technologies. In all, this section provides coverage of a variety of innovations that inform and enhance modern networking and telecommunications study.

Section 4, Utilization and Application, provides examples of the many uses of network and telecommunication technologies, offering insight on important lessons for their continued use and evolution. Including chapters such as “Finland: Internationalization as the key to Growth and M-Commerce Success” by Tommi Pelkonen and “A European Virtual Enterprise on Collaborative Data Mining and Decision Support” by Dunja Mladenic and Nada Lavrac, this section contains a number of case studies investigating the ways in which individuals and organizations can benefit from research and development in networking and telecommunications. This section continues with more novel applications of networking and telecommunications technologies and policies in selections such as “Testbed Implementation of a Pollution Monitoring System Using Wireless Sensor Network for the Protection of Public Spaces” by Siuli Roy, Anurag D, and Somprakash Bandyopadhyay and “Role of Telecommunications in Precision Agriculture” by James M. McKinion. Contributions found in this section provide comprehensive coverage of the practicality and current use of telecommunications technologies and various network strategies.

Section 5, Organizational and Social Implications, includes chapters discussing the importance of addressing organizational and social impact in the evaluation and design and implementation of new networks or telecommunications systems. Opening with the selections “Digital Disempowerment in a Network Society” by Kenneth L. Hacker, Shana M. Mason, and Eric L. Morgan and “Localization, Culture, and Global Communication” by Iva Miranda Pires, this section examines the impact global communication has on both individuals and societies. This section also critically considers broadband adoption and the factors which influence it in the chapters “Broadband in America: A Policy of Neglect is Not Benign” by Mark N. Cooper and “Factors Affecting Broadband Adoption for Mainstream Consumers” by Peter Adams. Overall, these chapters present a detailed investigation of the complex relationship between individuals, organizations and telecommunication.

Section 6, Managerial Impact, presents focused coverage of networking and telecommunications considerations for the workplace. This section opens with “An Exploratory, Longitudinal Study of Factors Influencing Development of a Networked Company” by Deborah Hardy Bednar and Lynn Godkin, which reports the factors found to have positive, negative, and neutral effects on the establishment of a networked company. Later selections, such as “Complexity Factors in Networked and Virtual Working Environments” by Juha Kettunen, Ari Putkonen, and Ursula Hyrkkänen and “Can Virtual Networks Encourage Knowledge Absorptive Capacity?” by Cesar Camison, Beatriz Forés Julián, and Alba Puig Denia offer perspectives on key considerations for developing and maintaining virtual networks. In all, the chapters in this section offer specific perspectives on how managerial perspectives and developments in networking and telecommunications inform each other to create more meaningful user experiences.

Section 7, Critical Issues, addresses vital issues related to networking and telecommunications, which include privacy and security considerations in wireless networks. This section opens with “A Strategy for Enterprise VoIP Security” by Dwayne Stevens and David T. Green, reporting on security considerations for VoIP, which include crash attacks, packet spoofing, buffer overflow attacks, spam over Internet telephony (SPIT), and word injection. Further research on security considerations in networks is contained in chapters such as “Applied Cryptography for Security and Privacy in Wireless Sensor Networks” by Dulal C. Kar, Hung L. Ngo, and Geetha Sanapala and “Time-Based Confidentiality Enhancement Scheme for Mobile Wireless Networks” by Qunwei Zheng, Xiaoyan Hong, Jun Liu, and Lei Tan. This section continues by asking unique questions about vehicular network security, smart antennas, and modeling multi-agent systems as a network.

The concluding section of this authoritative reference tool, Emerging Trends, highlights areas for future research within the field of networking and telecommunications, while exploring new avenues for the advancement of the discipline. “Structural Changes and Regulatory Challenges in Japanese Telecommunications” by Hidenori Fuke explores rapid changes in the Japanese telecommunications industry, offering suggestions and considerations for telecommunications in other countries and regions. Trends in the usability of health information systems are presented in “Digital Rights Management for Untrusted Peer-to-Peer Networks” by Pallavi Priyadarshini and Mark Stamp with the aim of developing a solution for distributing digital content in P2P networks. These and several other emerging trends and suggestions for future research can be found within the final section of this exhaustive multi-volume set.

Although the primary organization of the contents in this multi-volume work is based on its eight sections, offering a progression of coverage of the important concepts, methodologies, technologies, applications, social issues, and emerging trends, the reader can also identify specific contents by utilizing the extensive indexing system listed at the end of each volume. Furthermore to ensure that the scholar, researcher and educator have access to the entire contents of this multi volume set as well as additional coverage that could not be included in the print version of this publication, the publisher will provide unlimited multi-user electronic access to the online aggregated database of this collection for the life of the edition, free of charge when a library purchases a print copy. This aggregated database provides far more contents than what can be included in the print version in addition to continual updates. This unlimited access, coupled with the continuous updates to the database ensures that the most current research is accessible to knowledge seekers.

Networking and Telecommunications: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications exhibits the most up-to-date collection of research results and recent discoveries in the transfer of knowledge access across the globe. In covering the practice and application of digital networks, the spread of the Internet, and the transmission of information communication technologies, this inclusive reference offers the latest developments and solutions for building networks and enhancing communication throughout organizations, businesses, economies and public administration. Considering the burgeoning need for global contact and communication, Networking and Telecommunications: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a one-stop reference for researchers, administrators, executives and practitioners.

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) is a research-based professional organization dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of information resources management in modern organizations. IRMA's primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing information resources as key enterprise assets among IRM/IT professionals. IRMA brings together researchers, practitioners, academicians, and policy makers in information technology management from over 50 countries.