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The Handbook of Computer Networks, 3 Volume Set

The Handbook of Computer Networks, 3 Volume Set

ISBN: 978-0-471-78461-6

Nov 2007

3380 pages

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The Handbook of Computer Networks is the first single, comprehensive treatment of the subject available. Written by noted author and expert Hossein Bidgoli, this three-volume masterpiece presents an in-depth understanding of computer networks that is broad in scope and practical in application. Each volume covers a wide range of topics with state-of-the-art information, practical applications, and emerging issues. Whether you’re an IT manager, researcher, or student, this is the ideal resource on every aspect of networking.


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

Part 1: Key Concepts.

The Telecommunications Industry (David G. Loomis).

Data Communications Basics (Hossein Bidgoli).

Data-Link Layer Protocols (Stefan Joe-Yen and Chadwick Sessions).

Network Layer Protocols (Muhannad Harrim, Mohamed El-Wakil, and Ala Al-Fuqaha).

Transport Layer Protocols (Vassilis Tsaoussidis).

Session, Presentation, and Application Layer Protocols (Chadwick Sessions).

Digital Transmission (Marvi Teixeira and Viktor Zaharov).

Analog Transmission (Hamidreza Saligheh, Joonhyuk Kang, Jaehak Chung, and Vahid Tarokh).

Voice Communications Systems: KTS, PBX, Centrex, and ACD (Hassan Ibrahim).

Messaging Systems: Facsimile and Voice Processing (Albert K.S. Wong, Nan Zhang, and Xu Yan).

Public Switched Telephone Network (Jingxuan Liu and Nirwan Ansari).

Information Theory (David Blockus and Mark Stamp).

Data Compression (Chang-Su Kim and C.C. Jay Kuo).

Image Compression (Alfred Mertins).

Video Compression (Immanuel Freedman).

Speech and Audio Compression (Peter Kroon).

Multimedia Streaming (Nabil J. Sarhan).

High-Defi nition Television (Jim Krause).

Part 2: Hardware, Media, and Data Transmission Modems (Darren B. Nicholson and Jennifer A. Nicholson).

Conducted Communications Media (Thomas L. Pigg).

Wireless Channels (Okechukwu C. Ugweje).

Sources of Errors, Prevention, Detection, and Correction (Syed H. Murshid and Azhar M. Khayrattee).

Routers (Min Song).

Switches (Min Song).

Bridges (Zartash Afzal Uzmi and Tariq Mahmood Jadoon).

Pulse Amplitude Modulation (Muneo Fukaishi).

Frequency and Phase Modulation (Albert Lozano-Nieto).

Carrierless Amplitude Phase Modulation (Tim Collins).

Minimum Shift Keying (Tao Jiang).

Optical Differential Phase Shift Keying (Xiang Liu).

DMT Modulation (Stephan Pfl etschinger).

Pulse Position Modulation (Jon Hamkins).

Digital Phase Modulation and Demodulation (Zartash Afzal Uzmi).

Line Coding (Asim Loan).

Spread Spectrum (Murad Hizlan).

Frequency Division Multiplexing (Zhu Liu).

Time Division Multiplexing (William A. Shay).

Statistical Time Division Multiplexing (Kavitha Chandra).

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (Shinsuke Hara).

Wavelength Division Multiplexing (Yassine Khlifi , Noureddine Boudriga, and Mohammad S. Obaidat).

Part 3: Digital and Optical Networks Digital Communication Basics (Robert W. Heath and Atul A. Salvekar).

Digital Radio Broadcasting (Zhuojun Joyce Chen).

Spread Spectrum Signals for Digital Communications (Filippo Giannetti and Marco Luise).

Optical Fiber Communications (Habib Hamam and Sghaier Guizani).

Optical Transmitters, Receivers, and Noise (Ken Pedrotti).

Optical Signal Regeneration (Mingshan Zhao).

Optical Sources (Tin Win and Serge Demidenko).

Lambda and Sub-Lambda Switching (Mario Baldi and Yoram Ofek).

Optical Cross Connects (Wen-De Zhong).

Optical Memories (Paul W. Nutter).

Characterization of Optical Fibers (Liang Chen, John Cameron, and Xiaoyi Bao).

Optical Couplers and Splitters (Kais Dridi, Mustapha Razzak, and Habib Hamam).

Fiber-Optic Filters and Multiplexers (Hamid Hemmati).

Optical Solitons (Natalia M. Litchinitser).

Synchronous Optical Code Division Multiplexing Systems (Hideyuki Sotobayashi).

Free-Space Optics (John Liu and Mark Schaefer).

Optical Switching Techniques in WDM Optical Networks (Amor Lazzez, Noureddine Boudriga, and

Mohammad S. Obaidat).

SONET and SDH Networks (M. Farooque Mesiya).

Passive Optical Networks for Broadband Access (Nirwan Ansari and Yuanqiu Luo).

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

Part 1: LANs, MANs, and WANs Local Area Networks (Wayne C. Summers).

Ethernet LANs (William Stallings).

Token Ring LANs (Norman C. Strole, Werner Bux, and Robert D. Love).

Optical Fiber LANs (Mo Adda, Amanda Peart, and Jau Ming Chew).

Windows 2000 Operating System (Dario Forte).

Linux Operating System (Mark Shacklette).

Metropolitan Area Networks (Richard J. Nieporent).

Terrestrial Wide Area Networks (Gurdeep Singh Hura).

Packet Switching (Qinqing Zhang and Qi Bi).

Circuit Switching (Farid Farahmand and Qiong (Jo) Zhang).

Message Switching (Farid Farahmand).

Frame Relay (Eddie Rabinovitch).

Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) (Arjan Durresi and Raj Jain).

Broadband Integrated Services Digital Network (B. Muthukumaran).

DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) (Milos Milosevic).

Cable Modems (Shaheed N. Mohammed).

Home Networking (Sherali Zeadally).

Multimedia Networking (Hans-Peter Dommel).

Part 2: The Internet, Global Networks, and VoIP The Internet Fundamentals (Hossein Bidgoli).

History of the Internet (John Lucas Sherry and Nicholas David Bowman).

Internet2® (Linda Bruenjes and Carolyn Siccama).

Internet Domain Name System (Krishna Jayakar).

Information Retrieval on the Internet (Raymond F. Wisman).

Internet Architecture (Geoffrey G. Xie).

TCP/IP Suite (Prabhaker Mateti).

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) (Vladimir V. Riabov).

IP Multicast (Emilia Rosti).

Network QoS (Ying Lu).

Internet Security Standards (Raymond R. Panko).

Technology and Standards for Low-Bit-Rate Vocoding Methods (Miguel Arjona Ramírez and Mário Minami).

Voice Over Internet Protocol (Sherali Zeadally and Farhan Siddiqui).

Signaling Approaches (Edmundo Monteiro, Fernando Boavida, Marilia Curado, and Lu's Cordeiro).

Voice over MPLS and VoIP over MPLS (Junaid Ahmed Zubairi).

Telephone Number Mapping (ENUM) (Leslie L. Daigle).

Web Hosting (Thomas C. Bressoud).

End-System QoS (Tarek F. Abdelzhaer and Chengdu Huang).

Web Services (Mei-Ling L. Liu).

Part 3: Cellular and Wireless Networks Cellular Communications Channels (Aarne Mämmelä and Risto Wichman).

Cellular Telephony (Elyes Ben Ali Bdira).

Mobile Radio Communications (Chi Zhou).

Evolution of Mobile Cellular Networks (Jiang Xie and Xiaoyuan Gu).

Global System for Mobile Communications (Mohamed A. Haleem and Koduvayur P. Subbalakshmi).

General Packet Radio Service (Allen H. Levesque).

Location Management in Personal Communication Systems (Jingyuan Zhang and Ivan Stojmenovic).

Mobility Management in Heterogeneous Networks (Guangbin Fan, Xuming Lu, and Song Ci).

Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (Faouzi Zarai, Noureddine Boudriga, and Mohammad S. Obaidat).

International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 and 3G Wireless Systems (Mustafa M. Matalgah and Omar M. Hammouri).

Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) (Frank H.P. Fitzek and Marcos Katz).

Time-Division Multiple Access (Tom S. Chan).

Carrier Sense Multiple Access Protocols (Wei Ye).

Bluetooth Technology (Brent A. Miller).

Satellite Communications Basics (Michele Luglio and Antonio Saitto).

Land-Mobile Satellite Channel (Emilio Matricciani).

Geosynchronous Fixed Satellite

Communications (Michele Luglio and Antonio Saitto).

Satellites in IP Networks (Fatih Alagöz and Abbas Jamalipour).

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (Omar Al-Bayari and Balqies Sadoun).

Wireless LANs (Mohammad S. Obaidat, G. I. Papadimitriou, and S. Obeidat).

Wireless LAN Standards (Prashant Krishnamurthy).

Bit-Interleaved Coded Modulation (Yuheng Huang and James A. Ritcey).

The Wireless Application Protocol (Lillian N. Cassel and Arun Srinivasa Murthy).

Wireless ATM (Amel Meddeb and Noureddine Boudriga).

Wireless IP Telephony (Manish Marwah and Shivakant Mishra).

Wireless Internet (Abbas Jamalipour).

Internetworking of Heterogeneous Wireless Networks (Sherali Zeadally and Farhan Siddiqui).

Principles and Applications of Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (Marco Conti).

Medium Access in Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (Vojislav B. Miši´c and Jelena Miši´c).

Emerging Trends in Routing Protocols in Mobile Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (Jamal N. Al-Karaki).

Broadcasting in Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (François Ingelrest, David Simplot-Ryl, Hong Guo, and Ivan Stojmenovic´).

Data Monitoring and Gathering in Sensor Networks (Symeon Papavassiliou, Stella Kafetzoglou, and Jin Zhu).

In-Network Data Aggregation in Wireless Sensor Networks (Kemal Akkaya and Ismail Ari).

Cognitive and Software Defi ned Radios for Dynamic Spectrum Access (Troy Weingart and Douglas C. Sicker).

Localization in Wireless Networks (Slim Rekhis, Noureddine Boudriga, and Mohammad S. Obaidat).

Interference Management in Wireless Networks (Keivan Navaie and Shahrokh Valaee).

Wireless Wide Area Networks (Anthony H. Smith and Raymond A. Hansen).

Wireless Broadband Access (Hsiao-Hwa Chen and Mohsen Guizani).

Indoor Wireless Infrared Communications (Z. Ghassemlooy).

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

Part 1: Distributed Networks Client/Server Computing Basics (Daniel McFarland and Darren B. Nicholson).

Groupware (Robert Slagter).

Network Middleware (Linda Volonino and Pragati Dalal).

Grid Computing Fundamentals (Mark Baker).

Grid Computing Implementation (Barry Wilkinson and Clayton Ferner).

Cluster Computing Fundamentals (Hong Ong and Mark Baker).

Next-Generation Cluster Networks (Keren Bergman, Benjamin A. Small, and Larry A. Bergman).

Utility Computing on Global Grids (Chee Shin Yeo, Rajkumar Buyya, Marcos Dias de Assunção, Jia Yu, Anthony Sulistio, Srikumar Venugopal and Martin Placek).

Peer-to-Peer Network Architecture (Jing Wu and Michel Savoie).

Peer-to-Peer Network Applications (Stan Kurkovsky).

Incentive Issues in Peer-to-Peer Systems (Yu-Kwong Kwok).

Storage Area Network Fundamentals (Vladimir V. Riabov).

Fiber Channel (Jiying Zhao).

Storage Area Networks: Architectures and Protocols (Nirwan Ansari and Si Yin).

Distributed Intelligent Networks (G. N. Prezerakos and I. S. Venieris).

Smart Cards: Communication Protocols and Applications (Michael Tunstall, Konstantinos Markantonakis, Damien Sauveron, and Keith Mayes).

Fault-Tolerant Systems (Amiya Nayak).

Distributed Algorithms (Valmir C. Barbosa).

Distributed Databases (David Coquil and Harald Kosch).

Part 2: Network Planning, Control, and Management Network Capacity Planning (Priscilla Oppenheimer).

Network Traffi c Modeling (Thomas M. Chen).

Network Traffi c Management (Thomas M. Chen).

Network Security Risk Assessment and Management (Dan Port, Rick Kazman, and David Klappholz).

Network Reliability and Fault Tolerance (Matthew Liotine).

Social Engineering (Benjamin Böck, Markus D. Klemen, and Edgar R. Weippl).

Intrusion-Detection Systems (Peng Ning and Sushil Jajodia).

Network Attacks (Mohamed Hamdi and Noureddine Boudriga).

Computer Viruses and Worms (Robert Slade).

Denial of Service Attacks (Qijun Gu and Peng Liu).

E-Mail Threats and Vulnerabilities (David Harley).

Virtual Private Networks (G. I. Papadimitriou, M. S. Obaidat, C. Papazoglou, and A.S.Pomportsis).

Cryptography 505

Ari Juels

Access Control 518

Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Sara Foresti,

Stefano Paraboschi, and Pierangela Samarati

Biometrics (James L. Wayman).

Firewalls (James E. Goldman).

Authentication (Patrick McDaniel).

Password Authentication (Jeremy L. Rasmussen).

Physical Security Threats and Measures (Mark Michael).

Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) (Raymond R. Panko).

Backup and Recovery System Requirements (David R. Reavis).

Business Requirements of Backup Systems (Markus Klemen, Thomas Neubauer, and Edgar R. Weippl).

Evaluating Storage Media Requirements (David R. Reavis).

Business Continuity Planning (Marco Cremonini and Pierangela Samarati).

E-Mail and Internet Use Policies (Nancy J. King).

Computer Network Management (Jian Ren).

Part 3: Computer Network Popular Applications and Future Directions E-mail and Instant Messaging (Bhagyavati).

Application Service Providers (ASPs) (Bandula Jayatilaka).

Videoconferencing (Ketan Mayer-Patel).

Computer Conferencing: Protocols and Applications (William R. Gillis and Colleen Taugher).

Telecommuting and Telework (Michael Workman).

Online Banking (Ronnie J. Phillips).

Digital Libraries (Cavan McCarthy).

Computer Conferencing and Distance Learning (Liam Rourke and Heather Kanuka).

Electronic Commerce (Charles Steinfi eld).

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) (Matthew K. McGowan).

Electronic Payment Systems (Indrajit Ray).

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) (James M. Hudson and Paul L. Witt).

Online Communities (Lee Sproull and Manuel Arriaga).

Mobile Commerce (Vijay Atluri).

Online News (Bruce Garrison and Marcus Messner).

Travel and Tourism (Ulrike Gretzel, Youcheng Wang, and Daniel R. Fesenmaier).

Web-Based Training (Patrick J. Fahy).

RFID (Radio-Frequency Identifi cation) (Stephen A. Weis).

Active Networking (Stephen F. Bush).

Applications of Biological Concepts to Designs of Computer Networks and Network Applications (Tatsuya Suda, Tadashi Nakano, and Keita Fujii).

Nanotechnology for Communication Systems (Syed H. Murshid and Azhar M. Khayrattee).

Molecular Communication: New Paradigm for Communication among Nanoscale Biological Machines (Michael Moore, Akihiro Enomoto, Tatsuya Suda, Tadashi Nakano, and Yutaka Okaie).

  • Important Topic: The importance and popularity of computer networks is evident by the number of courses that are being offered in various aspects of computer networking. Nearly all colleges and universities around the world now offer networking related courses and there are a growing number of professional certificate programs offered today.
  • Unique Subject Matter: Despite the fact that there is a growing number of industries expected to become increasingly dependent upon computer networks and data communications (including government agencies, military, education, libraries, health, medical, retail, law enforcement, accounting firms, law firms, manufacturing, financial services, insurance, communications, transportation, aerospace, biotechnology, and utilities) there are no other books available that provide comprehensive coverage of this topic.
  • Written by Leading Authorities in the Field: Hossein Bidgoli is a noted expert in the field of MIS and the Internet as a business application. He along with a top-notch advisory board will select a highly respected group of contributors.
"...impressive" (IEEE Communications Magazine, September 24, 2008)