Worldwide Advances in Communication Networks

  • Bijan Jabbari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David M. Lucantoni, Marcel F. Neuts, Amy R. Reibman
    Pages 1-8
  3. Stephen B. Weinstein
    Pages 39-50
  4. R. L. Pickholtz, B. R. Vojcic
    Pages 65-83
  5. Donald L. Schilling, Laurence B. Milstein, Raymond L. Pickholtz, Marvin Kullback, William Biederman
    Pages 85-90
  6. Bijan Jabbari, Sirin Tekinay
    Pages 91-98
  7. Anthony Ephremides, Jeffrey E. Wieselthier
    Pages 99-106
  8. W. W. Wu
    Pages 107-123
  9. Nikil Jayant
    Pages 125-136
  10. Jules A. Bellisio
    Pages 137-141
  11. H. S. Hinton
    Pages 143-148
  12. Raj Jain
    Pages 149-166
  13. Radia Perlman
    Pages 167-169
  14. Robert W. Shirey
    Pages 171-175
  15. Robert E. Kahn
    Pages 179-179
  16. Paul J. Kühn
    Pages 180-180
  17. Charles A. Brackett
    Pages 182-182
  18. David J. Farber
    Pages 183-183
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 185-185

About this book


The symposium on "Worldwide Advances in Communications Networks" which was held on May 14-15, 1992 at GMU was an ambitious attempt to bring together leaders in the communications area to discuss the major issues in this rapidly-changing technology. The symposium was a success and many of the ideas presented at the conference are being implemented. This proceeding contains the majority of the papers presented at the symposium and abstracts of the remainder. The papers may be divided into seven general categories. The first five papers explore some important design issues for high speed networks (gigabit networks). Traffic modelling, quality of service guarantees, switching alternatives, and routing are discussed. The next two papers focus on applications for broadband communications. Weinstein begins by asking, "ARE THERE ANY APPLICATIONS?" and then proceeds to develop a wide variety of potential uses. Personick concentrates on multimedia applications. The next three papers deal with Personal Communications Services (PCS) and the notion of communicating with anyone, at any time, anywhere. Several of the key technical issues such as CDMA vs TDMA are analyzed in detail. The fourth area is satellite communications. Two papers discuss some of the major changes that are taking place and potential new systems. The next two papers discuss signal coding and digital video. Jayant provides an excellent overview of the impressive capabilities that are available for the compression of speech, audio, image, and video signals. Bellisio concentrates on video encoding.


Digital Video Quality of Service Quality of Service (QoS) Routing Signal Switching architecture communication integrated circuit modeling multimedia network networks technology video

Editors and affiliations

  • Bijan Jabbari
    • 1
  1. 1.Telecommunications LaboratoryGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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