Research, Practice, and Educational Advancements in Telecommunications and Networking

Research, Practice, and Educational Advancements in Telecommunications and Networking

Michael Bartolacci (Penn State University - Berks, USA) and Steven R. Powell (California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, USA)
Release Date: January, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 340
ISBN13: 9781466600508|ISBN10: 1466600500|EISBN13: 9781466600515|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0050-8

Description

The study of telecommunications and networking allows us to understand existing modes of communication and information transfer while also developing new methods for managing, modeling, and regulating the exchange of information.

Research, Practice, and Educational Advancements in Telecommunications and Networking offers multidisciplinary perspectives on architectures and systems for effective, efficient communication across different types of infrastructures, which include online and wireless networks. Collecting research on mobile ad hoc networks, VoIP, and mobile recommendation systems, this book provides theoretical discussions, as well as practical research on new and emerging developments in telecommunications and networking.

Topics Covered

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

  • Local area networks
  • Mobile Telecommunications
  • Multipoint Communications
  • Network Analysis
  • Network and Service Provision
  • Real-Time Query Processing
  • Routing Protocols for Mobile Ad hoc Networks
  • VoIP
  • Wireless Network Usage
  • Wireless Sensor Networks

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Michael R. Bartolacci is a full professor of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University’s Berks Campus. He teaches courses in the areas of telecommunications and computer networking, systems integration, information security, and business information systems. He has a PhD in Industrial Engineering with a concentration in information systems from Lehigh University and a MBA from Lehigh University. He was formerly an elected member of the INFORMS Telecommunications Section’s governing board and sits on the editorial boards of several telecommunications journals. His research interests include wireless telecommunications modeling, and cultural aspects of information technology.
Steven R. Powell is Professor Emeritus at California State Polytechnic University (Pomona, USA), where he led the university's efforts in interdisciplinary telecommunications education and research. He is the founder and General Chair of the Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, a leading interdisciplinary mobile communications and wireless networking conference supported by the IEEE Communications Society. Dr. Powell has taught telecommunications, engineering management, electrical engineering, IS, and computer science courses at the California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, Claremont Graduate University, Long Island University – C.W. Post Campus, and the University of Southern California. His industrial experience includes positions as Director of Corporate Planning at American Express Company and Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories. He organized and chairs the IEEE Communications Society Foothill Chapter. Powell's research interests are primarily in the areas of telecommunications strategy, telecommunications management, telecommunications policy, international telecommunications, and wireless communications. He holds an MBA from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business, a PhD and MS in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, and a BS in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.