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# Performance Evaluation by Simulation and Analysis with Applications to Computer Networks

The performance of a computer network is among the key elements that determine its operational quality; performance evaluation cannot be only treated empirically.

This book presents the two most commonly used methodologies for performance evaluation in computer networks: simulation using specialized software and mathematical modeling. A large part is dedicated to simulation, especially within it...

# Connections Management Strategies in Satellite Cellular Networks

To determine the major parameters about mobile users (MU) with ongoing calls in LEO mobile satellite systems (MSS), a positioning system must be integrated into the MSS so that MUs can be localized and tracked while they are connected to the network. This integration is considered complex.

This book presents a new method based on the advantages of the LEO MSS mobility model, known as the Evalua...

# Digital Signal and Image Processing using Matlab® – 2nd edition

## Volume 2 – Advances and Applications: The Deterministic Case

Volume 2 of the second edition of the fully revised and updated Digital Signal and Image Processing using MATLAB® is essentially a collection of examples and exercises which also presents applications of digital signal- or image processing, and techniques which were not touched upon in the previous volume. It will be of particular benefit to readers who already possess a good knowledge of MATLAB®,...

# Regularization and Bayesian Methods for Inverse Problems in Signal and Image Processing

The solution of inverse problems is an unavoidable step in the signal and image processing chain, situated between data acquisition and decision making. Various inversion problems are presented by the authors of this book, such as tomography, detection-estimation, multi-resolution analysis, moving object tracking, and sparse approximations.

Recent mathematical concepts and tools in information t...

# Systems Dependability Assessment

## Modeling with Graphs and Finite State Automata

This book presents the recent developments in probabilistic assessment of systems dependability based on stochastic models from graph theory, finite state automaton and language theory, to be applied across static, dynamic and hybrid contexts.

The first part of the book presents the foundations of coherence property represented by a state graph model to show how the reliability of a system may be...

# COBOL Software Modernization

## From Principles to Implementation with the BLU AGE® Method

The digital economy is expanding faster and faster due to the constant advances in IT. There is a virtuous circle such that, in turn, more and more (often unpredictable) innovative usages boost IT. These usages are social and, in a broad sense, economical, meaning that the impact of IT on business is nowadays immense.

This book presents a reflection on software modernization to align old informat...

# Ad Hoc Networks Telecommunications and Game Theory

## FOCUS Series in Networks and Telecommunications

Since its first application to wireless and ad hoc networks dates in 1995, game theory has proved its abilities to direct networks towards a better state of equilibrium. This has led the authors of this book to propose a model based on game theory to analyze both the SALOHA and CSMA protocols, involving the random use of the redundancy of an erasure coder to reduce collision and improve network pe...

# Tracking with Particle Filter for High-dimensional observation and State Spaces

Whilst the domains of electronics and micro-electronics saw much progress in the last three decades, the acquisition of video sequences became a task of increasing triviality. However, these advancements, which have given rise to rapid improvements in sensor quality and therefore image resolution, as well as increases in computer processing power and memory, have made it possible, perhaps essenti...

# Discrete Mechanics

Discrete mechanics is a primitive vision of Newton’s 2nd Law, the fundamental principle of dynamics, as stated in his Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica in 1686. The original path chosen to derive the mechanical equations is based on basic concepts of differential geometry where the conservation of the flows is expressed on a segment of the discrete topology. It thus discards the concept ...

# Bandwidth Allocation for Video under Quality of Service Constraints

## FOCUS Series in Networks and Telecommunications

The famous trichotomous Quality of Service (QoS) triangle consists of three main players: the sender, the receiver and the Internet Service Provider (ISP), also known as the carrier. The sender wants to send any type of traffic any time, whereas the receiver expects to receive all this sent traffic intact, with low delay. In addition, the third player, the carrier, wants to use the minimum possibl...