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See below for a selection of the latest books from Network hardware category. Presented with a red border are the Network hardware books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Network hardware books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications

Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications

Author: Dongxiao Yu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2020

The two-volume set LNCS 12385 + 12386 constitutes the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications, WASA 2020, which was held during September 13-15, 2020. The conference was planned to take place in Qingdao, China; due to the COVID-19 pandemic it was held virtually. The 67 full and 14 short papers presented in these proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected from 216 submissions. These submissions cover many hot research topics, including machine-learning algorithms for wireless systems and applications, Internet of Things (IoTs) and related wireless solutions, wireless networking for cyber-physical systems (CPSs), security and privacy solutions for wireless applications, blockchain solutions for mobile applications, mobile edge computing, wireless sensor networks, distributed and localized algorithm design and analysis, wireless crowdsourcing, mobile cloud computing, vehicular networks, wireless solutions for smart cities, wireless algorithms for smart grids, mobile social networks, mobile system security, storage systems for mobile applications, etc.

Software Architecture

Software Architecture

Author: Anton Jansen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2020

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Software Architecture, ECSA 2020, held in A'quila, Italy, in September 2020. In the Research Track, 12 full papers presented together with 5 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 103 submissions. They are organized in topical sections as follows: microservices; uncertainty, self-adaptive, and open systems; model-based approaches; performance and security engineering; architectural smells and source code analysis; education and training; experiences and learnings from industrial case studies; and architecting contemporary distributed systems. In the Industrial Track, 11 submissions were received and 6 were accepted to form part of these proceedings. In addition the book contains 3 keynote talks. Due to the Corona pandemic ECSA 2020 was held as an virtual event.

Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications

Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications

Author: Dongxiao Yu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2020

The two-volume set LNCS 12385 + 12386 constitutes the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications, WASA 2020, which was held during September 13-15, 2020. The conference was planned to take place in Qingdao, China; due to the COVID-19 pandemic it was held virtually. The 67 full and 14 short papers presented in these proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected from 216 submissions. The papers focus on data path algorithms; control path algorithms; network protocol design; network security; network services; and cloud computing.

Practical Smart Device Design and Construction

Practical Smart Device Design and Construction

Author: Christopher Harrold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

With the rapid development of the Internet of Things, a gap has emerged in skills versus knowledge in an industry typically segmented into hardware versus software. Practitioners are now expected to possess capabilities across the spectrum of hardware and software skills to create these smart devices. This book explores these skill sets in an instructive way, beginning at the foundations of what makes smart technology smart, addressing the basics of hardware and hardware design, software, user experiences, and culminating in the considerations and means of building a fully formed smart device, capable of being used in a commercial capacity, versus a DIY project. Practical Smart Device Design and Construction includes a set of starter projects designed to encourage the novice to build and learn from doing. Each project also includes a summary guiding you where to go next, and how to tie the practical, hands-on experience together with what they have learned to take the next step on their own. What You'll Learn Practical smart device design and construction considerations such as size, power consumption, wiring needs, analog vs digital, and sensor types and uses Methods and tools for creating their own designs such as circuit board designs; and wiring and prototyping tools Hands-on guidance through their own prototype projects and building it alongside the projects in this book Software considerations for speed versus ease, security, and basics of programming and data analytics for smart devices Who This Book Is For Those with some technical skills, or at least a familiarity with technical topics, who are looking for the means and skills to start experimenting with combined hardware and software projects in order to gain familiarity and comfort with the smart device space.

Smart Assisted Living

Smart Assisted Living

Author: Feng Chen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2020

Smart Homes (SH) offer a promising approach to assisted living for the ageing population. Yet the main obstacle to the rapid development and deployment of Smart Home (SH) solutions essentially arises from the nature of the SH field, which is multidisciplinary and involves diverse applications and various stakeholders. Accordingly, an alternative to a one-size-fits-all approach is needed in order to advance the state of the art towards an open SH infrastructure. This book makes a valuable and critical contribution to smart assisted living research through the development of new effective, integrated, and interoperable SH solutions. It focuses on four underlying aspects: (1) Sensing and Monitoring Technologies; (2) Context Interference and Behaviour Analysis; (3) Personalisation and Adaptive Interaction, and (4) Open Smart Home and Service Infrastructures, demonstrating how fundamental theories, models and algorithms can be exploited to solve real-world problems. This comprehensive and timely book offers a unique and essential reference guide for policymakers, funding bodies, researchers, technology developers and managers, end users, carers, clinicians, healthcare service providers, educators and students, helping them adopt and implement smart assisted living systems.

Ubiquitous Networking

Ubiquitous Networking

Author: Oussama Habachi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2020

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Ubiquitous Networking, UNet 2019, held in Limoges, France, in November 2019.The 17 revised full papers presented together with 1 short paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 41 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections: ubiquitous communication technologies and networking; ubiquitous Internet of things; pervasive services and applications.

2nd EAI International Conference on Robotic Sensor Networks

2nd EAI International Conference on Robotic Sensor Networks

Author: Huimin Lu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2020

This book provides scientific research into Cognitive Internet of Things for Smart Society, with papers presented at the 2nd EAI International Conference on Robotic Sensor Networks. The conference explores the integration of networks and robotic technologies, which has become a topic of increasing interest for both researchers and developers from academic fields and industries worldwide. The authors posit that big networks will be the main approach to the next generation of robotic research, with the explosive number of networks models and increasing computational power of computers significantly extending the number of potential applications for robotic technologies while also bringing new challenges to the network's community. The 2nd EAI International Conference on Robotic Sensor Networks was held 25-26 August 2018 at the Kitakyushu International Conference Center (MICE), Kitakyushu, Japan.

Simplicity is Complex

Simplicity is Complex

Author: Hermann Kopetz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2020

This book investigates the characteristics of simple versus complex systems, and what the properties of a cyber-physical system design are that contribute to an effective implementation and make the system understandable, simple to use, and easy to maintain. The targeted audience is engineers, managers and advanced students who are involved in the design of cyber-physical systems and are willing to spend some time outside the silo of their daily work in order to widen their background and appreciation for the pervasive problems of system complexity. In the past, design of a process-control system (now called cyber-physical systems) was more of an art than an engineering endeavor. The software technology of that time was concerned primarily with functional correctness and did not pay much attention to the temporal dimension of program execution, which is as important as functional correctness when a physical process must be controlled. In the ensuing years, many problems in the design of cyber-physical systems were simplified. But with an increase in the functional requirements and system size, the complexity problems have appeared again in a different disguise. A sound understanding of the complexity problem requires some insight in cognition, human problem solving, psychology, and parts of philosophy. This book presents the essence of the author's thinking about complexity, accumulated over the past forty years.

Distributed Real-Time Systems

Distributed Real-Time Systems

Author: K. Erciyes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2020

This classroom-tested textbook describes the design and implementation of software for distributed real-time systems, using a bottom-up approach. The text addresses common challenges faced in software projects involving real-time systems, and presents a novel method for simply and effectively performing all of the software engineering steps. Each chapter opens with a discussion of the core concepts, together with a review of the relevant methods and available software. This is then followed with a description of the implementation of the concepts in a sample kernel, complete with executable code. Topics and features: introduces the fundamentals of real-time systems, including real-time architecture and distributed real-time systems; presents a focus on the real-time operating system, covering the concepts of task, memory, and input/output management; provides a detailed step-by-step construction of a real-time operating system kernel, which is then used to test various higher level implementations; describes periodic and aperiodic scheduling, resource management, and distributed scheduling; reviews the process of application design from high-level design methods to low-level details of design and implementation; surveys real-time programming languages and fault tolerance techniques; includes end-of-chapter review questions, extensive C code, numerous examples, and a case study implementing the methods in real-world applications; supplies additional material at an associated website. Requiring only a basic background in computer architecture and operating systems, this practically-oriented work is an invaluable study aid for senior undergraduate and graduate-level students of electrical and computer engineering, and computer science. The text will also serve as a useful general reference for researchers interested in real-time systems.

The Internet of Things in the Industrial Sector

The Internet of Things in the Industrial Sector

Author: Zaigham Mahmood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2020

This book has a focus on the development and deployment of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) paradigm, discussing frameworks, methodologies, benefits and limitations, as well as providing case studies of employing the IoT vision in the industrial domain. IIoT is becoming an attractive business reality for many organisations such as manufacturing, logistics, oil and gas, energy and other utilities, mining, aviation, and many more. The opportunities for this paradigm are huge, and according to one report, the IIoT market is predicted to reach $125 billion by 2021. The driving philosophy behind the IIoT is that smart machines are better than humans at accurately capturing, analysing and communicating real-time data. The underlying technologies include distributed computing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and machine-to-machine communication, with a typical IIoT system consisting of intelligent systems (applications, controllers, sensors, and security mechanisms), data communication infrastructure (cloud computing, edge computing, etc.), data analytics (to support business intelligence and corporate decision making), and most importantly the human element. The promised benefits of the IIoT include enhanced safety, better reliability, smart metering, inventory management, equipment tracking, and facilities management. There are, however, numerous issues that are also becoming the focus of active research, such as concerns regarding service availability, data security, and device communication. Lack of ubiquitous interoperability between heterogeneous devices is also a major concern. This book intends to fill a gap in the IIoT literature by providing the scientific contributions and latest developments from researchers and practitioners of international repute, focusing on frameworks, methodologies, benefits, and inherent issues/barriers to connected environments, especially in industrial settings. The intended audience includes network specialists, hardware engineers, and security experts who wish to adopt newer approaches for device connectivity, IoT security, and sensor-based devices design. University level students, researchers and practitioners will also find the latest innovation in technology and newer approaches relevant to the IIoT from a distributed computing perspective.

Vehicular Networking for Road Safety

Vehicular Networking for Road Safety

Author: Feng Lyu, Minglu Li, Xuemin Shen Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2020

The topics addressed in this book are crucial for both the academic community and industry, since the vehicular network has become an essential building block for intelligent transportation systems. The systematic principle of this book provides valuable guidance on the deployment and implementation of V2X-enabled road-safety applications. In addition, this book carries out structured technologies from the MAC layer to the link and network layer, which can provide a general introduction for interested readers with a comprehensive understanding of applying vehicular networks in enhancing road safety, and offers a systematized view for researchers and practitioners in the field of vehicular networks to help them optimize and improve the desired vehicular communication systems. Road safety has always been the first priority for daily commuters on the road. Vehicular networks can be an effective solution to enhance road safety, via which vehicles can exchange cooperative awareness messages rapidly, contributing to better situation awareness and maneuvering cooperation. However, with the fast-changing network topology, intermittent wireless link, and dynamic traffic density, it is challenging to achieve satisfying network performance. This book introduces the background of vehicular networks, provides a comprehensive overview of networking techniques in supporting road-safety applications, states the technical motivations per the MAC, link, and network layer, and proposes/designs vehicular networking technologies at the corresponding layer respectively to guarantee low-latency and reliable V2X communications for road-safety applications. By extending the proposed networking technologies to support all types of vehicular services, this book also outlines open issues and research directions in future 5G and beyond vehicular networks.

Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas

Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas

Author: Jessica P. R. Thorn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 4th EAI International Conference on Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas, InterSol 2020, held in Nairobi, Kenya, in March 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the conference is postponed to a later date in 2020. The 20 papers presented were selected from 50 submissions and issue different problems in underserved and unserved areas. They face problems in almost all sectors such as energy, water, communication, climate, food, education, transportation, social development, and economic growth.