Editors: Hai Liu, Yiu-Wing Leung, Xiaowen Chu

Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks: Architectures, Algorithms and Protocols

eBook: US $22 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $97
Printed Copy: US $86
Library License: US $88
ISBN: 978-1-60805-636-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-018-5 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2009
DOI: 10.2174/97816080501851090101


This Ebook brings together the latest developments and studies of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), which should provide a seedbed for new breakthroughs. It focuses on the most representative topics in MANETs and WSNs, such as energy-efficient routing, backbone construction, multicast/broadcast, resource allocation, data gathering/aggregation, sensor coverage, target tracking, and so on. This Ebook is suitable for scholars, researchers and developers to grasp the most updated work in MANETs and WSNs. Moreover, the Ebook is a valuable companion and comprehensive reference for graduate students who are taking a course in wireless networking. Compared with existing books in the field, this Ebook focuses on general architectures, algorithms and protocols for both MANETs and WSNs, and covers heterogeneous networks where sensors are co-existing with ad hoc nodes.


It is a pleasure to introduce you to this book which focuses on fundamental challenges and issues in the field of ad hoc networks and sensor wireless networks, one of the most active research areas in recent years. The book covers representative problems in MANETs and WSNs, including QoS topology control, connected dominating set backbone, broadcasting, energy-efficient routing, geographic routing, distributed localization, data gathering and data aggregation and sensor area coverage. Compared with existing books, this book gives comprehensive investigation without sacrificing theoretical depth of the selected topics. In particular, I believe the book will be a valuable companion and comprehensive reference for students who are taking a course in wireless networking.

The authors of chapters of the book are distributed in a large number of countries and many of them are prominent researchers in ad hoc and sensor wireless networks. Readers of the book can get absorbed by perspectives, suggestions, knowledge and experiences by these authors who have been working with this area for several years.

Peng-Jun Wan
Department of Computer Science
Illinois Institute of Technology