A broad overview of the home networking field, ranging from wireless technologies to practical applications
In the future, it is expected that private networks (e.g., home networks) will become part of the global network ecosystem, participating in sharing their own content, running IP–based services, and possibly becoming service providers themselves. This is already happening in the so–called "social networks" and peer–to–peer file sharing networks on the Internet making this emerging topic one of the most active research areas in the wireless communications field.
This book bridges the gap between wireless networking and service research communities, which, until now, have confined their work to their respective fields. Here, a number of industry professionals and academic experts have contributed chapters on various aspects of the subject to present an overview of home networking technologies with a special emphasis on the user as the center of all activities. Coverage includes:
Networked home use cases and scenarios
Media format, media exchange, and media interoperability
Location–aware device and service discovery
Security in smart homes
Secure service discovery protocol implementation for wireless ad–hoc networks
Multimedia content protection in consumer networks
Mobile device connectivity in home networks
Unlicensed mobile access/generic access network
Wireless sensor networks in the home
Ultra–wideband and sensor networking in the home environment
With a balanced mix of practice and theory, Technologies for Home Networking focuses on the latest technologies for speedier, more reliable wireless networking and explains how to facilitate workable end–to–end solutions from a user′s perspective. This book is an ideal resource for practicing engineers, designers, and managers with an interest in home networking and also serves as a valuable text for graduate students.
1 Introduction to Networked Home.
Mahbubul Alam, Sudhir Dixit, and Ramjee Prasad
1.2 Technology Adoption Trends.
1.3 Social Network.
1.3.1 Business Applications.
1.4 Consumer Trends.
1.5 Living in Real Time.
1.6 Confluence of Events.
1.7 Application and Service Convergence.
1.8 Network Convergence and Regulations.
1.9 Terminal Convergence.
1.10 Home Networking.
1.10.1 Home Computing.
1.10.2 Home Entertainment.
1.10.3 Home Communications.
1.10.4 Home Monitoring and Management.
1.11 Connected Home.
1.12 Vision of the Future.
1.13 Brief Overview of the Book.
2 Media Format Interoperability.
2.2 Media Formats.
2.2.1 Image and Video Formats.
2.2.2 Audio Formats.
2.2.3 Transport and File Formats.
2.2.4 Profiles and Levels.
2.3 Metadata Formats.
2.3.1 Content Descriptions.
18.104.22.168 Media Format.
22.214.171.124 Data Abstraction.
126.96.36.199 Multiple Variations.
188.8.131.52 Transcoding Hints.
2.3.2 Usage Environment Descriptions.
184.108.40.206 Terminal Capabilities.
220.127.116.11 Network Characteristics.
2.3.3 User Preferences.
2.3.4 Electronic Program Guide.
2.4 Media Adaptation.
2.5 Mandatory Media Format Profiles.
2.6 Media Format Interoperability: An Example.
3 Media Description and Distribution in Content Home
Edwin A. Heredia
3.1 Diversification of Media Format Variants.
3.2 Content Home Network Architecture Components.
3.3 Content Format Variants in the Home.
3.4 Description of Content Features and Device Capabilities.
3.5 Media Exchange Description Language.
3.5.1 MXDL Media Object Descriptions.
3.5.2 MXDL Device Capability Descriptions.
4 Mobile Device Connectivity in Home Networks.
Mika Saaranen and Dimitris Kalofonos
4.1 Related Work.
4.2 Basic Home Use Cases.
4.3 Home Networking Challenges.
4.4 Architecture and Technologies for Local and Remote
4.4.1 Overview of Home Connectivity
4.4.2 Local Connectivity.
4.4.3 Remote Connectivity.
5 Generic Access Network Toward Fixed – Mobile
Claus Lindholt Hansen
5.1 Trends in the Industry.
5.3 Gan Overview.
5.3.2 "Discovery" and "Registration".
5.3.3 Rove in and Rove Out.
5.3.4 Transparent Access to Services in the
Mobile Core Network.
5.3.5 GPRS Support in GAN.
5.3.6 Location Services.
5.3.7 Emergency Services.
5.3.8 GAN Protocol Architecture.
5.3.9 Bluetooth or Wi–Fi?
5.4 Benefits with the GAN Technology.
5.4.2 End User.
5.4.3 Terminal Availability.
5.5 Practical Experiences.
5.6 Impact on Networks and Processes.
5.8 Evolution of GAN.
6 Secure Wireless Personal Networks: Home Extended to Anywhere.
John Farserotu and Juha Saarnio
6.1 AVision of a Personal Network.
6.2 Some Example Scenarios.
6.2.2 Home and Daily Life.
6.2.3 Distributed Work.
6.3 System and Requirements.
6.4 User Requirements and Scenarios.
6.5 Network Architecture.
6.6 Access and Access Control Techniques.
6.8 Devices and Service Platforms.
6.9 System Optimization and Operator Perspectives.
6.10 Toward Personal Services over Personal Networks.
7 Usable Security in Smart Homes.
Saad Shakhshir and Dimitris Kalofonos
7.1 Survey of Related Work.
7.1.1 User Interaction with Security.
7.1.2 Security in Smart Spaces.
7.1.3 User Interaction with Security
in Smart Spaces.
7.2 Basic Home Security Use Cases.
7.3 A Smart Home Security Model.
7.4 Design Challenges.
8 Multimedia Content Protection Techniques in
8.1 Techniques for Multimedia Content Protection.
8.1.1 Basic Security Requirements for
18.104.22.168 Application Requirements.
22.214.171.124 Technology Requirements.
8.1.2 Traditional Techniques.
126.96.36.199 Encryption and Authentication.
188.8.131.52 Key Management.
184.108.40.206 Challenges for Multimedia Applications.
8.1.3 Advanced Cryptography Algorithms for Multimedia Content
8.1.4 Digital Watermarking.
8.2 Techniques for Content Protection in Consumer
8.2.1 Existing Consumer Entertainment Content
Protection Technologies: A Quick Overview.
8.2.2 The Consumer Network "Boundary Problem".
8.2.3 Case Study: Protecting Streaming Media in Heterogeneous
220.127.116.11 An Application Scenario.
18.104.22.168 Scalable Plaintext Media Streaming.
22.214.171.124 Scalable Secure Media Streaming.
8.2.4 Alternative Approach for Preserving Content Copyright Without
Sacrificing Consumer Convenience and Freedom of Use.
8.3 Providing User–centric Services for Content Protection in
9 Device and Service Discovery in Home Networks.
Paul Wisner, Franklin Reynolds, Linda Ka¨llstro¨m,
Sanna Suoranta, Tommi Mikkonen, and Jussi Saarinen
9.1 Device and Service Discovery.
9.1.1 Common Attributes.
9.1.3 Distributed Middleware Toolkits.
9.1.4 Other Discovery Protocols.
9.1.5 Directory Services and Other Configuration
9.2 The Home and the Extended Home.
9.2.1 Characteristics of the Home Environment.
9.2.2 Characteristics of the Extended Home Environment.
9.3 User Control Devices.
9.4 Selected Discovery Protocols.
9.4.3 Universal Plug and Play/SSDP.
9.4.5 JXTA and JXTA Search.
9.4.7 Bluetooth SDP.
9.4.8 Web Services Dynamic Discovery.
9.4.9 eXtensible Service Discovery Framework.
9.5 Improving Service Discovery.
9.5.2 Semantics and Automatic Composition.
9.5.6 Location Awareness.
9.5.7 Service Browsing.
10 Small, Cheap Devices for Wireless Sensor Networks.
Zach Shelby, John Farserotu, and John F.M. Gerrits
10.1 Impulse Radio UWB.
10.2 IEEE 802.15.4A.
10.3 Frequency Modulation UWB.
10.5 Embedded Operating System.
11 "Spotting": A Novel Application of Wireless Sensor
Networks in the Home.
11.1 Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Network Architecture.
11.2.1 Tagging Physical Objects: "Spots".
11.2.2 Spot Operations.
126.96.36.199 Spot Saving.
188.8.131.52 Spot Retrieval.
11.2.3 On Key Function K.
11.2.4 Spotting with Additional Sensor Information.
Sudhir Dixit, PhD, is the Head of Network Technology, USA, in Nokia Siemens Networks. His current area of interest is broadband access. Previously, he was a research fellow and a senior research manager in Nokia Research Center, where he worked on IP/ATM, wireless, content networks, and optical networks. He has published or presented over 150 papers, published three books, and holds sixteen patents. Dr. Dixit is on the Steering Board of the Wireless World Research Forum and is also Chair of the SIG on Self–Organization of Wireless World Systems. He is a Fellow of IET and IETE and a Senior Member of IEEE.
Ramjee Prasad, PhD, is the Wireless Information Multimedia Communications Chair and Codirector of the Center for PersonKommunikation, Aalborg University, Denmark. He has published over 300 technical papers and twenty–three books. Dr. Prasad is a Fellow of IET and IETE, a Senior Member of IEEE, and a Member of NERG.