Neural Networks

Neural Networks

New York : Wiley , CHONG , E. K. , & ZAK , S. H. ( 1996 ) An introduction to optimization . New York : Wiley , DIAMANTARAS , K. I. , & KUNG , S. Y. ( 1996 ) Principal component neural networks . New York : Wiley DUDA , R. & HART ...

Author: Herve Abdi

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761914404

Category: Computers

Page: 89

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Neural networks, adaptive statistical models based on an analogy with the structure of the brain, can be used to estimate the parameters of some population using one (or a few) exemplars at a time. This book introduces readers to the basic models of neural networks and compares and contrasts these models using other statistical models. Through the use of examples that can be computed by hand or with a simple calculator, the authors describe and explain the various models.
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Encyclopedia of Social Networks

Encyclopedia of Social Networks

New York: Columbia University Press, 1948. Ledeneva, Alena V. How Russia Really Works: The Informal Practices That Shaped Post-Soviet Politics and Business. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006. Leinhardt, S. Social Networks: A ...

Author: George A. Barnett

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506338255

Category: Social Science

Page: 1112

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Request a FREE 30-day online trial to this title at www.sagepub.com/freetrial This two-volume encyclopedia provides a thorough introduction to the wide-ranging, fast-developing field of social networking, a much-needed resource at a time when new social networks or "communities" seem to spring up on the internet every day. Social networks, or groupings of individuals tied by one or more specific types of interests or interdependencies ranging from likes and dislikes, or disease transmission to the "old boy" network or overlapping circles of friends, have been in existence for longer than services such as Facebook or YouTube; analysis of these networks emphasizes the relationships within the network . This reference resource offers comprehensive coverage of the theory and research within the social sciences that has sprung from the analysis of such groupings, with accompanying definitions, measures, and research. Featuring approximately 350 signed entries, along with approximately 40 media clips, organized alphabetically and offering cross-references and suggestions for further readings, this encyclopedia opens with a thematic Reader's Guide in the front that groups related entries by topics. A Chronology offers the reader historical perspective on the study of social networks. This two-volume reference work is a must-have resource for libraries serving researchers interested in the various fields related to social networks.
Categories: Social Science

Graphs and Networks

Graphs and Networks

H. Flanders , Infinite networks : I - Resistive networks , IEEE Trans . Circuit Theory , CT - 18 ( 1971 ) , 326–331 . 24. R. Goldblatt , Lectures on the Hyperreals , Springer , New York ( 1998 ) . 25. R. Halin , Über unendliche Wege in ...

Author: Armen H. Zemanian

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0817642927

Category: Mathematics

Page: 202

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This self-contained book examines results on transfinite graphs and networks achieved through continued research effort over the past several years. These new results, covering the mathematical theory of electrical circuits, are different from those presented in two previously published books by the author, Transfiniteness for Graphs, Electrical Networks, and Random Walks and Pristine Transfinite Graphs and Permissive Electrical Networks. Specific topics covered include connectedness ideas, distance ideas, and nontransitivity of connectedness. The book will appeal to a diverse readership, including graduate students, electrical engineers, mathematicians, and physicists working on infinite electrical networks. Moreover, the growing and presently substantial number of mathematicians working in nonstandard analysis may well be attracted by the novel application of the analysis employed in the work.
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Wireless Sensor Networks

Wireless Sensor Networks

RI-MAC: a receiver-initiated asynchronous duty cycle MAC protocol for dynamic traffic loads in wireless sensor networks. In Proceedings of the 6th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems (SenSys'08), ACM, New York, ...

Author: Ibrahiem M. M. El Emary

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466518117

Category: Computers

Page: 799

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Although there are many books available on WSNs, most are low-level, introductory books. The few available for advanced readers fail to convey the breadth of knowledge required for those aiming to develop next-generation solutions for WSNs.Filling this void, Wireless Sensor Networks: From Theory to Applications supplies comprehensive coverage of WS
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Social Networks as the New Frontier of Terrorism

Social Networks as the New Frontier of Terrorism

7 Starr Roxanne Hiltz and Murray Turoff (1978), The Network Nation: Human Communication via Computer (New York: Addison-Wesley, rev edn. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press 1993). 8 Michael Hauben and Ronda Hauben (1997), Netizens: On the History ...

Author: Laura Scaife

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317361848

Category: Law

Page: 202

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Terrorism. Why does this word grab our attention so? Propaganda machines have adopted modern technology as a means to always have their content available. Regardless of the hour or time zone, information is being shared by somebody, somewhere. Social media is a game changer influencing the way in which terror groups are changing their tactics and also how their acts of terror are perceived by the members of the public they intend to influence. This book explores how social media adoption by terrorists interacts with privacy law, freedom of expression, data protection and surveillance legislation through an exploration of the fascinating primary resources themselves, covering everything from the Snowden Leaks, the rise of ISIS to Charlie Hebdo. The book also covers lesser worn paths such as the travel guide that proudly boasts that you can get Bounty and Twix bars mid-conflict, and the best local hair salons for jihadi brides. These vignettes, amongst the many others explored in this volume bring to life the legal, policy and ethical debates considered in this volume, representing an important part in the development of understanding terrorist narratives on social media, by framing the legislative debate. This book represents an invaluable guide for lawyers, government bodies, the defence services, academics, students and businesses.
Categories: Law

Social Networks and Health

Social Networks and Health

Innovation diffusion: A new perspective. New York, NY: Methuen. Burk, W. J., Steglich, C. E. G., & Snijders, T. A. B. (2007). Beyond dyadic interdependence: Actor-oriented models for co-evolving social networks and individual behaviors.

Author: Thomas W. Valente

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195301014

Category: Medical

Page: 277

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This book provides an introduction to the major theories, methods, models, and findings of social network analysis research and application with attention to medical and public health topics.
Categories: Medical

Security of Self Organizing Networks

Security of Self Organizing Networks

New York, NY, USA: ACM Press, 2005, pp. 58–72. A. Raniwala and T. Chiueh, Architecture and algorithms for an IEEE 802.11-based multi-channel wireless mesh network, INFOCOM 2005, in 24th Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and ...

Author: Al-Sakib Khan Pathan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439819203

Category: Computers

Page: 638

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Reflecting recent advancements, Security of Self-Organizing Networks: MANET, WSN, WMN, VANET explores wireless network security from all angles. It begins with a review of fundamental security topics and often-used terms to set the foundation for the following chapters. Examining critical security issues in a range of wireless networks, the book proposes specific solutions to security threats. Ideal for those with a basic understanding of network security, the text provides a clear examination of the key aspects of security in self-organizing networks and other networks that use wireless technology for communications. The book is organized into four sections for ease of reference: General Topics—Security of Wireless and Self-Organizing Networks Mobile Ad-Hoc Network and Vehicular Ad-Hoc Network Security Wireless Sensor Network Security Wireless Mesh Network Security Highlighting potential threats to network security, most chapters are written in a tutorial manner. However, some of the chapters include mathematical equations and detailed analysis for advanced readers. Guiding you through the latest trends, issues, and advances in network security, the text includes questions and sample answers in each chapter to reinforce understanding.
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Computational Social Networks

Computational Social Networks

315–321. ACM, New York, (2009) Ghosh, S., Korlam, G., Ganguly, N.: The effects of restrictions on number of connections in OSNs: a case-study on twitter. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Online Social Networks, Paris, pp. 1–9.

Author: Ajith Abraham

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447140511

Category: Computers

Page: 350

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This book is the second of three volumes that illustrate the concept of social networks from a computational point of view. The book contains contributions from a international selection of world-class experts, concentrating on topics relating to security and privacy (the other two volumes review Tools, Perspectives, and Applications, and Mining and Visualization in CSNs). Topics and features: presents the latest advances in security and privacy issues in CSNs, and illustrates how both organizations and individuals can be protected from real-world threats; discusses the design and use of a wide range of computational tools and software for social network analysis; describes simulations of social networks, and the representation and analysis of social networks, with a focus on issues of security, privacy, and anonymization; provides experience reports, survey articles, and intelligence techniques and theories relating to specific problems in network technology.
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Advanced Wireless Networks

Advanced Wireless Networks

of the 1st Workshop on Hot Topics in Software Defined Networks, HotSDN'12, New York, pp. 25–30. [87] Stephens, B., Cox, A., Felter, W. et al. (2012) Past: Scalable Ethernet for Data Centers. Proceedings of the 8th International ...

Author: Savo G. Glisic

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119096887

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 864

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The third edition of this popular reference covers enabling technologies for building up 5G wireless networks. Due to extensive research and complexity of the incoming solutions for the next generation of wireless networks it is anticipated that the industry will select a subset of these results and leave some advanced technologies to be implemented later,. This new edition presents a carefully chosen combination of the candidate network architectures and the required tools for their analysis. Due to the complexity of the technology, the discussion on 5G will be extensive and it will be difficult to reach consensus on the new global standard. The discussion will have to include the vendors, operators, regulators as well as the research and academic community in the field. Having a comprehensive book will help many participants to join actively the discussion and make meaningful contribution to shaping the new standard.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Oxford Handbook of Social Networks

The Oxford Handbook of Social Networks

Inference in curved exponential family models for networks. ... Statistical analysis of network data with R. New York, NY: Springer. ... Multilevel network analysis for the social sciences: Theory, methods and applications. New York ...

Author: Ryan Light

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190251765

Category: Social Science

Page: 696

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"Social networks fundamentally shape our lives. Networks channel the ways that information, emotions, and diseases flow through populations. Networks reflect differences in power and status in settings ranging from small peer groups to international relations across the globe. Network tools even provide insights into the ways that concepts, ideas and other socially generated contents shape culture and meaning. As such, the rich and diverse field of social network analysis has emerged as a central tool across the social sciences. This Handbook provides an overview of the theory, methods, and substantive contributions of this field. The thirty-three chapters move through the basics of social network analysis aimed at those seeking an introduction to advanced and novel approaches to modeling social networks statistically. The Handbook includes chapters on data collection and visualization, theoretical innovations, links between networks and computational social science, and how social network analysis has contributed substantively across numerous fields. As networks are everywhere in social life, the field is inherently interdisciplinary and this Handbook includes contributions from leading scholars in sociology, archaeology, economics, statistics, and information science among others"--
Categories: Social Science

Networks of Modernism

Networks of Modernism

John, Richard R. Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard UP, 2010. Josephson, Matthew. The Robber Barons: The Great American Capitalists, 1861–1901. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1934.

Author: Wesley Beal

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609383510

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 169

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Networks of Modernism offers a new understanding of American modernist aesthetics and introduces the idea that networks were central to how American moderns thought about their culture in their dramatically changing milieu. Through readings of the works of Randolph Bourne, Jean Toomer, Anita Loos, John Dos Passos, and Nathanael West, Networks of Modernism positions the network as the defining figure of American modernist aesthetics and explores its use as a conceptual tool used to think through the rapid changes in American society.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Social and Economic Networks

Social and Economic Networks

[63] Bienenstock, E., and P. Bonacich (1993) “Game Theory Models for Social Exchange Networks: Experimental Results,” Sociological Perspectives ... [68] Billingsley, P. (1968) Convergence of Probability Measures, New York: Wiley.

Author: Matthew O. Jackson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140083399X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

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Networks of relationships help determine the careers that people choose, the jobs they obtain, the products they buy, and how they vote. The many aspects of our lives that are governed by social networks make it critical to understand how they impact behavior, which network structures are likely to emerge in a society, and why we organize ourselves as we do. In Social and Economic Networks, Matthew Jackson offers a comprehensive introduction to social and economic networks, drawing on the latest findings in economics, sociology, computer science, physics, and mathematics. He provides empirical background on networks and the regularities that they exhibit, and discusses random graph-based models and strategic models of network formation. He helps readers to understand behavior in networked societies, with a detailed analysis of learning and diffusion in networks, decision making by individuals who are influenced by their social neighbors, game theory and markets on networks, and a host of related subjects. Jackson also describes the varied statistical and modeling techniques used to analyze social networks. Each chapter includes exercises to aid students in their analysis of how networks function. This book is an indispensable resource for students and researchers in economics, mathematics, physics, sociology, and business.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Hidden Power of Social Networks

The Hidden Power of Social Networks

New York: Kluwer, 1999. Leheny, R. “The Fruits of Genomics: Drug Pipelines Face Indigestion Until the New Biology Ripens. ... In Social Structure and Network Analysis, edited by P. Marsden and N. Lin, 131–145. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, ...

Author: Robert L. Cross

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781591392705

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 213

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Identifying and Leveraging the Hidden Social Networks That Drive Corporate Performance In today's flatter organizations, collaboration in employee networks has become critical to innovation and to both individual and companywide performance. Executives spend millions on new organizational designs, cultural initiatives, and technologies to promote the sharing of knowledge and expertise across functional, hierarchical, and divisional lines. Yet these efforts have achieved disappointing results. Rob Cross and Andrew Parker argue that's because most managers have little understanding of how their employees actually interact to get work done. In fact, formal "org charts" fail to reveal the often hidden social networks that truly drive--or hinder--an organization's performance. In this eye-opening book, Cross and Parker show managers how to find, assess, and support the networks most crucial to competitive success. Based on their in-depth study of more than sixty informal networks within organizations around the world, Cross and Parker show how managers can implement a wide range of specific and inexpensive actions-from bridging strategically important disconnects in a network to eliminating information "bottlenecks" to recognizing key connectors-that will enhance the powerful impact networks can have on performance and innovation.
Categories: Business & Economics

Security of Networks and Services in an All Connected World

Security of Networks and Services in an All Connected World

New York, NY, U.S.A. doi:10. 1109/35.544327 3. Papadimitratos, P., La Fortelle, A.D., Paristech, M., Evenssen, K., Asa, Q.: Vehicular communication systems: enabling technologies, applications, and future outlook on intelligent ...

Author: Daphne Tuncer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319607740

Category: Computers

Page: 192

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​This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th IFIP WG 6.6 International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management, and Security, AIMS 2017, held in Zurich, Switzerland, in July 2017. The 8 full papers presented together with 11 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 24 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: security management; management of cloud environments and services, evaluation and experimental study of rich network services; security, intrusion detection, and configuration; autonomic and self-management solutions; and methods for the protection of infrastructure.
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Handbook On Sensor Networks

Handbook On Sensor Networks

H. Yu, Dos-resilient secure aggregation queries in sensor networks, PODC '07: Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing, 394–395, New York, NY, USA (2007), ACM, ISBN 978-1-59593- 616-5.

Author: Xiao Yang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814469128

Category:

Page: 912

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Sensor networks have many interesting applications with great utility; however, their actually deployment and realization rely on continuous innovations and solutions to many challenging problems. Thus, sensor networks have recently attracted the attention of many researchers and practitioners. The compilation of the Handbook on Sensor Networks will meet the demand of the sensor network community for a comprehensive reference and summary of the current state of the area.The Handbook on Sensor Networks is a collection of approximately 40 chapters on sensor network theory and applications. The book spans a wide spectrum and includes topics in medium access control, routing, security and privacy, coverage and connectivity, modeling and simulations, multimedia, energy efficiency, localization and tracking, design and implementation, as well as sensor network applications.
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Social Networks and Organizations

Social Networks and Organizations

The snowball effect: Turnover embedded in communication networks. Journal of Applied Psychology, 71: 1–6. ... Network dyads in entrepreneurial settings: A study of the governance of exchange relations. ... New York: Academic Press.

Author: Martin Kilduff

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446230821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

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`The authors should be congratulated for not only offering an excellent tour de force of cutting-edge work in social network analysis, but also charting some new possible territories for future organizational research' - Environment and Planning Social Networks and Organizations provides a compact introduction to major concepts in the area of organizational social networks. The book covers the rudiments of methods, explores major debates, and directs attention to theoretical directions, including a vigorous critique of some taken-for-granted assumptions. The book is aimed at all of those who seek a lucid and lively treatment of social network approaches to organizational research, with a particular emphasis on the neglected area of interpersonal networks in organizations. In this book, Martin Kilduff and Wenpin Tsai offer new insights to those already familiar with network analysis, and motivate those interested in pursuing network research to embark on journeys of discovery. `This book is extremely timely. It provides a wonderful synthesis of the recently burgeoning literature in the area of organizations and social networks. It should be relevant at once for both the experienced network scholar as well as those entering this growing area' - Ranjay Gulati, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University `Martin Kilduff and Wenpin Tsai have done a marvellous job of not only reviewing and integrating the diverse streams of literatures on social networks, but also of showing the enormous potential of this research approach that still lies untapped. Overall, this book will prove to be an invaluable resource for interested graduate students as well as for established scholars in the field' - Sumantra Ghoshal, Professor of Strategic and International Management, London Business School `Research on social networks is already one of the most vibrant areas of organizational inquiry. How can it possibly become any more so? This book by Kilduff and Tsai opens up many new avenues for network research and theory-building. Whether you're newly-interested in social networks or a veteran of the topic, you will benefit from Kilduff and Tsai's marvellous contribution' - Donald C Hambrick, Smeal College of Business Administration, The Pennsylvania State University
Categories: Business & Economics

Integration of Wireless Sensor Networks in Pervasive Computing Scenarios

Integration of Wireless Sensor Networks in Pervasive Computing Scenarios

Remote incremental linking for energy-efficient re- programming of sensor networks. ... In SenSys '05: Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on Embedded networked sensor systems, pages 64–75, New York, NY, USA, 2005. ACM.

Author: Matthias Gauger

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 9783832524692

Category: Computers

Page: 304

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Using wireless sensor networks as part of pervasive computing scenarios is a difficult problem. It involves providing functionality and node behavior required by pervasive computing applications given the very limited capabilities and the constraints of wireless sensor nodes. The goal of this work is to investigate the problem of integrating wireless sensor nodes and wireless sensor networks in pervasive computing scenarios and to develop solutions that facilitate such an integration. Based on an analysis of both research areas, of their specific properties and requirements as well as the similarities and differences of the two fields, we identify and discuss a set of five fundamental problem areas that complicate the integration of sensor networks and pervasive computing: communication, network setup and configuration, user experience, security and flexibility and adaptability. In the main part of this work, we then introduce a total of six solution approaches that deal with different aspects of the identified problem areas.
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Revolutionary Networks

Revolutionary Networks

Emily Buchnea, “Transatlantic Transformations: Visualizing Change over Time in the Liverpool–New York Trade Network, 1763–1833,” Enterprise & Society 15, no. 4 (2015): 687– 721; Natasha Glaisyer, “Networking: Trade and Exchange in the ...

Author: Joseph M. Adelman

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421428604

Category: History

Page: 274

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During the American Revolution, printed material, including newspapers, pamphlets, almanacs, and broadsides, played a crucial role as a forum for public debate. In Revolutionary Networks, Joseph M. Adelman argues that printers—artisans who mingled with the elite but labored in a manual trade—used their commercial and political connections to directly shape Revolutionary political ideology and mass mobilization. Going into the printing offices of colonial America to explore how these documents were produced, Adelman shows how printers balanced their own political beliefs and interests alongside the commercial interests of their businesses, the customs of the printing trade, and the prevailing mood of their communities. Adelman describes how these laborers repackaged oral and manuscript compositions into printed works through which political news and opinion circulated. Drawing on a database of 756 printers active during the Revolutionary era, along with a rich collection of archival and printed sources, Adelman surveys printers' editorial strategies. Moving chronologically through the era of the American Revolution and to the war's aftermath, he details the development of the networks of printers and explains how they contributed to the process of creating first a revolution and then the new nation. By underscoring the important and intertwined roles of commercial and political interests in the development of revolutionary rhetoric, this book essentially reframes our understanding of the American Revolution. Printers, Adelman argues, played a major role as mediators who determined what rhetoric to amplify and where to circulate it. Offering a unique perspective on the American Revolution and early American print culture, Revolutionary Networks reveals how these men and women managed political upheaval through a commercial lens.
Categories: History

Vehicular Networks

Vehicular Networks

[KO 00a] K0 Y.-B., VAIDYA N.H., “Location-aided routing (LAR) in mobile ad hoc networks”, Wireless Networks, vol. ... Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Workshop on Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET '04), ACM, New York, NY, 2004.

Author: André-Luc Beylot

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118648735

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

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Over the last few years vehicular networks have been receiving alot of attention from academia, industry, standardization bodies,and the various transportation agencies and departments of manygovernments around the world. It is envisaged in the next decadethat the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) will become anessential part of our daily life. This book describes models and/oralgorithms designed to investigate evolutionary solutions toovercome important issues such as congestion control, routing,clustering, interconnection with long-term evolution (LTE) and LTEadvanced cellular networks, traffic signal control and analysis ofperformances through simulation tools and the generation ofvehicular mobility traces for network simulations. It provides an up-to-date progress report on the most significantcontributions carried out by the specialized research community inthe various fields concerned, in terms of models and algorithms.The proposals and new directions explored by the authors are highlyoriginal, and a rather descriptive method has been chosen, whichaims at drawing up complete states of the art as well as providingan overall presentation of the personal contributions brought bythe authors and clearly illustrating the advantages and limitationsas well as issues for future work. Contents 1. Introduction 2. Congestion Control for Safety Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks 3. Inter-Vehicle Communication for the Next Generation ofIntelligent Transport System: Trends in Geographic Ad Hoc RoutingTechniques 4. CONVOY: A New Cluster-Based Routing Protocol for VehicularNetworks 5. Complementarity between Vehicular Networks and LTENetworks 6. Gateway Selection Algorithms in a Hybrid VANET-LTE AdvancedNetwork 7. Synthetic Mobility Traces for Vehicular Networking 8. Traffic Signal Control Systems and Car-to-Car Communications About the Authors André-Luc Beylot is Professor in the Telecommunication andNetwork Department of the ENSEEIHT of IRIT-T, University ofToulouse in France. Houda Labiod is Associate Professor at Telecom ParisTech in theINFRES (Computer Science and Network) Department, France.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Wireless Sensor Networks

Wireless Sensor Networks

ACM, New York (2004) Chang, N., Liu, M.: Controlled flooding search in a large network. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON) 15(2), 449 (2007) Cheng, Z., Heinzelman, W.: Flooding strategy for target discovery in wireless networks.

Author: Jorge Sá Silva

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642119170

Category: Computers

Page: 340

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It is our great pleasure to present the proceedings of the European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks 2010 (EWSN 2010). As the field of wireless sensor networks matures, new design concepts, experim- tal and theoretical findings, and applications have continued to emerge at a rapid pace. As one of the leading international conferences in this area, EWSN has played a s- stantial role in the dissemination of innovative research ideas from researchers all over the globe. EWSN 2010 was organized by the University of Coimbra, Portugal, during February 17–19, 2010 and it was the seventh meeting in this series. Previous events were held in Berlin (Germany) in 2004, Istanbul (Turkey) in 2005, Zurich (Switz- land) in 2006, Delft (The Netherlands) in 2007, and Cork (Ireland) in 2009. A high-quality selection of papers made up EWSN 2010. Based on the reviews and the recommendations from the four live TPC discussions, we selected a total of 21 papers from 109 submissions (19.26% acceptance rate) for EWSN 2010. Topics of interest included hardware design and implementation, operating systems and so- ware, middleware and macroprogramming, communication and network protocols, information and signal processing, fundamental theoretical limits and algorithms, prototypes, field experiments, testbeds, novel applications, including urban sensing, security and fault-tolerance. Putting together EWSN 2010 was a team effort. We would like to thank the P- gram Committee members, the reviewers, our sponsors, all authors, and the Organ- ing Committee for their respective contributions.
Categories: Computers