Telecommunication Systems and Technologies theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
Telecommunication systems are emerging as the most important infrastructure asset to enable business, economic opportunities, information distribution, culture dissemination and cross-fertilization, and social relationships. As any crucial infrastructure, its design, exploitation, maintenance, and evolution require multi-faceted know-how and multi-disciplinary vision skills. The theme is structured in four main topics: Fundamentals of Communication and Telecommunication Networks; Telecommunication Technologies; Management of Telecommunication Systems/Services; Cross-Layer Organizational Aspects of Telecommunications, which are then expanded into multiple subtopics, each as a chapter.
These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs
Paolo Bellavista is an associate professor of computer engineering, within the Department of Electronics, Computer Science, and Systems (DEIS) of the University of Bologna, where he teaches several courses about computer basics and operating systems. He has received the Laurea degree in Electronics Engineering and the PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Bologna. His research activities span from mobile computing to mobile agent-based middlewares, from pervasive wireless computing to location/context-aware services, from replication in mobile ad hoc networks to adaptive multimedia. He is a member of several professional associations: IEEE, ACM, and AICA, the Italian Association for Computing. He is an Associate Technical Editor of the IEEE Communication Magazine. He edited “The Handbook of Mobile Middleware”, published by Taylor & Francis in September 2006. More information can be found about him at his web page: http://lia.deis.unibo.it/Staff/PaoloBellavista