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My personal Adaptive Global NET (MAGNET)

Prasad, Ramjee (Ed.)

2010, XXXIV, 435 p.

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  • First book on personal networks
  • Overview on existing and new communication standards
  • Describes the structure of an EU project
My personal Adaptive Global NET (MAGNET) is the outcome of the research and development contributions of partners collaborating in the integrated project MAGNET (My Adaptive Personal Global Net) and MAGNET Beyond supported by European Commission within the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). The project was focusing on a secure user-centric approach developing secure Personal Networks in multi-network, multi-device, and multi-user environments.

The innovative concept of Personal Network (PN), which was introduced and developed in MAGNET, finds in this book the first confirmation of the success that the future of wireless communications is bound to achieve. The importance of this book is not only related to being the first work on PNs, it also gives an overview of operation of a big project, like MAGNET, and in fact the organisation of the book reflects how the project itself has been structured. My personal Adaptive Global NET (MAGNET) summarize all the steps taken from the introduction of a user-centric perspective until the implementation of PN-Fs (Federation of Personal Networks), outlining the applications and commercialisations of the new concepts carried out of the project.

The intent of My personal Adaptive Global NET (MAGNET) is to disseminate the concept of PN and PN-F among with the activities and achievement carried out in MAGNET/MAGNET Beyond to encourage new project and academic initiatives toward personalized, ubiquitous communications.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Air interfaces - Context Management - Personal Area Network - Personal Networks - Security - Wireless Communications - Wireless Networks - communication - ultra-wideband

Related subjects » Communication Networks - Signals & Communication

Table of contents 

List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. List of Partners in MAGNET and MAGNET Beyond. About the Editor. Acknowledgements. Abbreviations.

Chapter 1. 1.1 The Concept of Personal Networks. 1.2 The Concept of the PN-Federation. 1.3 Optimised Air Interfaces for PAN, PN and PN-F Communications. 1.4 Security, Privacy and Trust. 1.5 PN Platforms 1.6 Preview of This Book. References.

Chapter 2. 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 User Requirements. 2.3 User Profiles & Profile Management. 2.4 Implementation of GUIs, General Services and Pilot services. 2.5 Evaluation. 2.6 PN Business Models. 2.7 Conclusions. References.

Chapter 3. 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 PN Architecture. 3.3 Self-Organization at Network Level. 3.4 PN-Aware Service Management. 3.5 Collaboration Between Users. 3.6 PN Context Management. 3.7 Conclusions. References.

Chapter 4. 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 Air Interface Description. 4.3 Performance Comparison of MB AIs with Existing Technologies. 4.4 Advanced Topics in the Design of LDR and HDR Ais. References.

Chapter 5. 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Security Evaluation: Threat Analysis. 5.3 A User Centric Security Perspective. 5.4 PN Key Management. 5.5 PN-F Key Management. 5.6 Conclusions. References.

Chapter 6. 6.1 Introduction. 6.2 Low Data Rate FM-UWB Prototype. 6.3 High Data Rate MC-SS Prototype. 6.4 Conclusions. References.

Chapter 7. 7.1 Introduction. 7.2 Implementation of the PN and PN-F Concept. 7.3 Testbed Description. 7.4 Conclusions. References.

Chapter 8. 8.1 Introduction. 8.2 Standardisation Activities and Impact. 8.3 Exploitation Activities. 8.4 Conclussions. References.

Chapter 9. 9.1 Introduction. 9.2 Summary of Research Achievements. 9.3 Future Directions of Research for PN and PN-F.

List of Authors. Index.

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