The purpose of this third edition is to bring together in a single book descriptions of all tests carried out in the optical shop that are applicable to optical components and systems. This book is intended for the specialist as well as the non-specialist engaged in optical shop testing. There is cu..
This text takes a "bottom-up" perspective.
· The physical layer performance of ad hoc wireless networks is studied in detail showing the strong dependence of higher layer performance on physical layer capabilities and limitations.
· A communication-theoretic perspective on the design of ad hoc wirel..
Grid computing appears to be a promising trend for three reasons: (1) its ability to make more cost-effective use of a given amount of computer resources, (2) as a way to solve problems that can't be approached without an enormous amount of computing power, and (3) because it suggests that the resou..
This book is unique in first addressing ad hoc networking in a comprehensive manner, covering all of its aspects and providing up to date information. The material included in the book is carefully screened for quality and relevance. Each chapter is prepared and reviewed by experts in the topic. All..
The book will provide a much-needed overview of the latest communication technologies and describe the influences of the so-called 'next generation' networks on telecom operators' environments. It will begin with a very brief history of telecoms and how the advent of the internet has changed the way..
Semantic Web Technologies provides a comprehensive overview of key semantic knowledge technologies and research. The authors explain (semi-)automatic ontology generation and metadata extraction in depth, along with ontology management and mediation. Further chapters examine how Semantic Web techno..
Ubiquitous Computing (or Pervasive Computing) describes the ways in which current technological models, based upon three base designs: smart (mobile, wireless, service) devices, smart environments (of embedded system devices) and smart interaction (between devices), relate to and support a computing..