Wireless networks gains a recent explosion of development with significantly increasing number of mobile terminals. The mobile terminals may include mobile phones, laptop, blackberry, PDA etc. Corresponding to this trend, it becomes a basic requirement to access enterprise networks and Internet anywhere and anytime in the manner of broadband wireless networks. Different from traditional telecommunication networks, wireless networks have limited bandwidth, unreliable wireless channel, insecure radio interface, insufficient power and diverse mobility pattern. Due to these disadvantages, services in wireless networks often experience unstable, low quality or even undesirable breakdown. We call such phenomenon as lack of resilience to combat faults and to provide guaranteed Quality-of-Service (QoS).
Integrated resilience and QoS framework is able to provide new efficient perspective in wireless networks development. This is capable of supporting service quality, reliability and robustness. The methodology provides effective guideline for exemplary emerging broadband wireless access systems, WiMAX, cognitive radio and wireless mesh networks.
In particular, we will investigate the following challenges.
· Resilience in multi-hop networks
· Resilience in infrastructure networks
· QoS in multi-hop networks
· QoS in infrastructure networks
· Integrated resilience and QoS framework