The Handbook of Computer Networks


The Handbook of Computer Networks is the most authoritative reference in computer networking. This three-volume set offers complete coverage and an in-depth understanding of this important and rapidly growing field, providing state-of-the-art core information in an applied and functional framework. It covers all the integral networking topics, practical applications, and emerging issues in the field of computer networking and data communications. Edited by Hossein Bidgoli, one of the leading professors of management information systems, this one-stop, comprehensive resource presents established and cutting-edge topics in the networking field with remarkable breadth.

Volume I: Key Concepts, Data Transmission, Digital and Optical Networks

Volume II: LANs, MANs, WANs, The Internet, Global, Cellular and Wireless Networks

Volume III Distributed Networks, Network Planning, Control, Management, New Trends and Applications

About the Editor-in-Chief
Hossein Bidgoli, Ph.D., is professor of Management Information Systems at California State University. Dr. Bidgoli helped set up the first PC lab in the United States. He is the author of 43 textbooks, 28 manuals and over five dozen technical articles and papers on various aspects of computer applications, information systems and network security, e-commerce and decision support systems published and presented throughout the world. Dr. Bidgoli also serves as the editor-in-chief of The Internet Encyclopedia, The Handbook of Information Security and the Encyclopedia of Information Systems.

The Encyclopedia of Information Systems was the recipient of one of the Library Journal’s Best Reference Sources for 2002 and The Internet Encyclopedia was recipient of one of the PSP Awards (Professional and Scholarly Publishing), 2004. Dr. Bidgoli was selected as the California State University, Bakersfield’s 2001- 2002 Professor of the Year.

Key Features
  • The Handbook provides students, researchers and managers with a solid coverage of the core concepts, technologies and applications in the telecommunications and networking fields.
  • Articles in the Handbook have been rigorously peer-reviewed by more than 1,000 experts chosen from around the world.
  • Includes 202 articles from over 240 leading global experts.
  • Each article follows a unique format including Title and Author, Abstract, Introduction, Body, Conclusion, Glossary, Cross-references, and Bibliography. This unique format assists the readers to pick and choose various sections of an article and also creates consistency throughout the entire series.