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Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks

  • Provides comprehensive references to key concepts of wireless networks

  • Includes descriptions of background, important definition, in-depth illustration, emerging applications, and bibliography

  • Easily accessible with user-friendly online search and cross-references

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Table of contents (320 entries)

  1. 5G Wireless

    • Jin Yang
  2. 60 GHz in WBAN and mm-Wave Technologies

    • Stefan Bruendl, Hua Fang, Honggang Wang
  3. Access Control

    • Kan Yang
  4. Anomaly Detection for IoT Systems

    • Xin-Xue Lin, En-Hau Yeh, Phone Lin
  5. Applications of Molecular Communication Systems

    • Tadashi Nakano, Yutaka Okaie, Takahiro Hara
  6. Asynchronous Coordination Techniques

    • Ruoyu Su, Dengyin Zhang, Ramachandran Venkatesan, Cheng Li, Zijun Gong, Fan Jiang
  7. Auction

    • Yanjiao Chen, Qian Zhang
  8. Authentication

    • Si Chen
  9. Automotive Security

    • Nevrus Kaja, Ahmad Nasser, Di Ma, Adnan Shaout

About this book

Wireless networking technologies are witnessed to become the integral part of industry, business, entertainment and daily life. Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks is expected to provide comprehensive references to key concepts of wireless networks, including research results of historical significance, areas of current interests, and growing directions in the future wireless networks. It can serve as a valuable and authoritative literature for students, researchers, engineers, and practitioners who need a quick reference to the subjects of wireless network technology and its relevant applications. 

Areas covered:

5G Network | Editors: Rahim Tafazolli, Rose Hu

Ad hoc Network | Editor: Cheng Li

Big Data for Networking | Editor: Song Guo

Cellular Network, 2G/3G Network, 4G/LTE Network | Editor: Hsiao-hwa Chen

Cognitive Radio Network | Editor: Ning Zhang

Cooperative Communications | Editor: Kaoru Ota

Cyber Physical Systems | Editor: Shiyan Hu

Data Center Network | Editor: Lei Lei

Delay Tolerant and Opportunistic Network | Editor: Yuanguo Bi

Equalization, Synchronization and Channel Estimation | Editor: Yingying Chen

Future Network Architecture | Editor: Wei Quan 

Game Theory in Wireless Network | Editor: Dusit Niyato

Interference Characterization and Mitigation | Editor: Lin Cai

Internet of Things | Editors: Xiuzhen Cheng, Wei Cheng

Internet of Things and its Applications | Editor: Phone Lin

Interworking Heterogeneous Wireless Network | Editor: Ping Wang

Medium Access Control | Editors: Hassan Omar, Qiang Ye

Millimeter-wave Communications | Editor: Ming Xiao

MIMO-based Network | Editor: Prof. Wei Zhang

Mobility Management and Models | Editors: Sandra Cespedes, Sangheon Pack

Molecular, Biological and Multi-scale Communications | Editor: Adam Noel

Network Economics and pricing | Editors: Jianwei Huang, Yuan Luo

Network Forensics and surveillance, Fault Tolerance and Reliability | Editor: Hongwei Li

Network Measurement and Virtualization | Editor: Yusheng Ji

Quality of Service, Quality of Experience and Quality of Protection | Editors: Rui Luis Aguiar, Yu Cheng

Resource Allocation and Management | Editors: Junshan Zhang, Nan Cheng

Routing and Multi-cast, Router and Switch Design | Editor: Richard Yu

Scaling Laws and Fundamental Limits | Editor: Ning Lu

Security, Privacy and Trust | Editor: Kui Ren

Short Range Communications, RFID and NFC | Editor: Zhiguo Shi

Smart Grid Communications | Editor: Vincent W. S. Wong

Vehicular Network | Editors: Lian Zhao, Qing Yang

Video Streaming | Editor: Zhi Liu

Wireless Body Area Network and e-healthcare | Editor: Honggang Wang

Wireless Security | Editors: Haojin Zhu, Jian Shen

Wireless Sensor Network | Editors: Jiming Chen, Ruilong Deng

WLAN and OFDM | Editor: Xianbin Wang

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada

    Xuemin (Sherman) Shen

  • Faculty of Business and Information Technology, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Canada

    Xiaodong Lin

  • Dpt.of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Omaha, USA

    Kuan Zhang

About the editors

Xuemin (Sherman) Shen (M’97–SM’02–F’09) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, in 1990. He is currently a University Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. His research focuses on network resource management, wireless network security, Internet of Things, 5G and beyond, and vehicular ad hoc and sensor networks. He is a registered Professional Engineer of Ontario, Canada, an Engineering Institute of Canada Fellow, a Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow, a Royal Society of Canada Fellow, a Chinese Academy of Engineering Foreign Fellow, and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and Communications Society.

Dr. Shen received the R.A. Fessenden Award in 2019 from IEEE, Canada, James Evans Avant Garde Award in 2018 from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, Joseph LoCicero Award in 2015 and Education Award in 2017 from the IEEE Communications Society. He has also received the Excellent Graduate Supervision Award in 2006 and Outstanding Performance Award 5 times from the University of Waterloo and the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (PREA) in 2003 from the Province of Ontario, Canada. He served as the Technical Program Committee Chair/Co-Chair for the IEEE Globecom’16, the IEEE Infocom’14, the IEEE VTC’10 Fall, the IEEE Globecom’07, the Symposia Chair for the IEEE ICC’10, the Tutorial Chair for the IEEE VTC’11 Spring, and the Chair for the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Wireless Communications. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE INTERNET OF THINGS JOURNAL and the Vice President on Publications of the IEEE Communications Society.

Xiaodong Lin received the PhD degree in Information Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, and the PhD degree (with Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies Award) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is currently an associate professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph, Canada. His research interests include computer and network security, computer forensics, privacy protection, applied cryptography, and software security. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

 Kuan Zhang (S’13-M'17) has been an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, since September 2017. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 2016. He was also a postdoctoral fellow with the Broadband Communications Research (BBCR) group, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, from 2016-2017. His research interests include security and privacy for mobile social networks, e-healthcare, cloud/edge computing and Internet-of-Things. Dr. Zhang received IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) Award for Excellence - Outstanding Ph.D Thesis in 2017. He was the recipient of Best Paper Award in IEEE WCNC 2013, Securecomm 2016, and BigDataSE 2019.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks

  • Editors: Xuemin (Sherman) Shen, Xiaodong Lin, Kuan Zhang

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Springer Reference Computer Sciences, Reference Module Computer Science and Engineering

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-32903-1Due: 29 May 2019

  • Topics: Computer Communication Networks