Special Issue "Managing Quality-of-Service and Security in Mobile Heterogeneous Environments"
A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2012)
Dr. Glenford Mapp
Department of Computer Communications, Hendon Campus, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT, UK
Phone: +44 208 411 6517
Interests: future mobile architectures; heterogeneous environments; Quality-of-Service; security; vertical handover
The development and deployment of several wireless networks mean that mobile devices will have several wireless interfaces including 3G, WLAN, WiMAX and LTE. This represents a significant development as users will want to be always connected from anywhere and at any time. This will be achieved using vertical handover techniques where connections will be seamlessly switched between available networks.
However, these heterogeneous environments raise many issues in terms of Quality-of-Service (QoS) and Security as different wireless networks may display huge disparities with regard to these two major network properties. These differences become serious problems in heterogeneous environments as mobile nodes need to quickly adapt while moving from one network to another. This Special Issue looks at the design, development, implementation and evaluation of mechanisms to manage Quality-of-Service and Security in mobile heterogeneous environments.
Dr. Glenford Mapp
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Future Internet 2013, 5(2), 128-139; doi:10.3390/fi5020128
Received: 28 February 2013; in revised form: 5 March 2013 / Accepted: 12 April 2013 / Published: 19 April 2013| Download PDF Full-text (369 KB)
Future Internet 2013, 5(2), 168-189; doi:10.3390/fi5020168
Received: 21 February 2013; in revised form: 7 March 2013 / Accepted: 22 April 2013 / Published: 2 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (622 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Investigating the Tradeoffs between Power Consumption and Quality of Service in a Backbone Network
Future Internet 2013, 5(2), 268-281; doi:10.3390/fi5020268
Received: 8 February 2013; in revised form: 12 April 2013 / Accepted: 9 May 2013 / Published: 24 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (727 KB)
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Human Directed Quality of Service in Networked Cyber-Physical Systems
Author: Erol Gelenbe
Affiliation: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK; E-Mail: email@example.com
Abstract: As we integrate wired and wireless networks, together with distributed decision nodes and fast decision algorithms into critical Cyber-Physical-Human Systems, the issue of quality of service (QoS) shifts from the technological to the human domain. This paper examines this issue in the context of Emergency Management systems (EMS) are important and complex examples of Cyber-Physical-Human systems that are deployed so as to optimise the outcome of an emergency from a human perspective. They use sensor networks, networked decision nodes and communications with evacuees and first responders to optimise the overall QoS to benefit primarily human beings in terms of survival, health and safety, and the protection of nature, property and valuable infrastructures. The use of technology for emergency management also has side effects in terms of failures and malicious attacks of the ICT system, so the outcome will be affected by how well the ICT system operates under stress. Thus this paper surveys research on wireless sensor-assisted EMS, including networking, distributed control, and knowledge discovery. In addition, a simulated evaluation of increased effectiveness and liabilities that wireless communications introduce is conducted when adversaries exacerbate the emergency by malicious attacks through the wireless system.
Last update: 5 October 2012