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Issue 1 • Date January 2011

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  • IEEE Communications Magazine

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 2 - 4
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  • 'COMSOC 2020' in the converged communications era [The President's Page]

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 6 - 13
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  • Reflections [Certification Corner]

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 14
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  • Conference Calendar

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 16 - 19
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  • Global Communications Newsletter

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 1 - 4
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  • Network disaster recovery [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 26 - 27
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  • Rapidly recovering from the catastrophic loss of a major telecommunications office

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 28 - 35
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    Ready access to communications networks has become a necessity for nearly every type of organization (business, non-profit, government) and for individual users. If a catastrophic disaster destroyed a city's central network office, telecommunications users in that region would lose their network connectivity - data, voice, cellular - until the office's capabilities could be restored. That isolatio... View full abstract»

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  • Disasters will happen - are you ready?

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 36 - 42
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    This article describes the important considerations and critical steps necessary to develop and maintain a credible disaster response capability based on the experience of a major telecommunication services provider. View full abstract»

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  • Considerations and suggestions on improvement of communication network disaster countermeasures after the wenchuan earthquake

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 44 - 47
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    This article, by analyzing the damage on the communication network caused by the Wenchuan Earthquake, and the priorities of the communication restoration construction, points out that in the future emphasis shall be laid on construction of the emergency communication capability by providing priority service functions for the public switched telephone network, and attaching importance to wireless c... View full abstract»

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  • Lack of emergency recovery planning is a disaster waiting to happen

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 48 - 51
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    Disasters are rare but inevitable events. Because of the pivotal role communications plays in our private lives, business dealings, and national security, the ability of communications networks to quickly recover from disasters is imperative. This article will highlight the need for emergency preparedness, discuss several key actions needed to properly prepare for an emergency, and cite a recent e... View full abstract»

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  • How to deliver your message from/to a disaster area

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 52 - 57
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    This article sheds light on communication needs of evacuees in shelters during a post-disaster period and advocates that it is essential to develop a completely new communication service for those in shelters to maintain communication channels with those outside shelters as well as with those in other shelters. We then present assumptions and requirements in developing such service and show a serv... View full abstract»

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  • Future convergent telecommunications services: creation, context, P2P, QoS, and charging [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 58 - 59
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  • An ontology-based context inference service for mobile applications in next-generation networks

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 60 - 66
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    Context enabled mobile applications are considered to provide a richer experience and to enhance the user interaction by acquiring information that allows the identification of the user's current situation. Modern context inference infrastructures can source, process and deliver user information. However, a commercialization towards a context service has still been prohibited by the need for globa... View full abstract»

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  • Interpersonal context-aware communication services

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 68 - 74
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    Context awareness is a very large research domain, encompassing many issues ranging from physical measurement of a given situation to the question of social acceptance. It appears as one of the most promising technologies to evolve current communication services into fluid, flexible, automagic, intuitive communication means. We review in this article the various applications of context awareness t... View full abstract»

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  • Employing collective intelligence for user driven service creation

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 76 - 83
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    With advances in computing technologies and active user participation through smart devices such as the iPhone and Android, user needs are becoming varied and complex. It is quite natural, then, that a single Web service may not be sufficient to fully satisfy the diverse goals of users in their daily lives. A set of cohesively connected Web services/mashups may be able to deal with these goals. An... View full abstract»

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  • VITAL++, a new communication paradigm: embedding P2P technology in next generation networks

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 84 - 91
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    This article describes the major components and their interactions of a novel architecture called VITAL++ that combines the best features of the two seemingly disparate worlds, peer-to-peer and NGN in particular IMS, which is then used to support multimedia applications and content distribution services. To this end, P2P is enhanced with advanced authentication and DRM mechanisms while NGN have be... View full abstract»

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  • Application-based NGN QoE controller

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 92 - 101
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    In this article, a specification and testbed implementation results of an application-based QoE controller are presented, proposing a solution for objective and context-aware end-to-end QoE control in the NGN networks. The proposed solution bases on standardized NGN service enabler operation principles that allows for efficient in-service QoE estimation and optimization. QoE control is accomplishe... View full abstract»

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  • A context-aware service architecture for the integration of body sensor networks and social networks through the IP multimedia subsystem

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 102 - 108
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    In this article a new context-aware architecture is proposed for the integration of body sensor networks and social networks through the IP Multimedia Subsystem. Its motivating application scenarios are described. The benefits and main research challenges for an efficient communication using the proposed architecture are outlined. View full abstract»

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  • Visualization of data for ambient assisted living services

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 110 - 117
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    Ambient assisted living (AAL) services that provide support for people to remain in their homes are increasingly being used in healthcare systems around the world. Typically, these ambient assisted living services provide additional information though location-awareness, presence-awareness, and context-awareness capabilities, arising from the prolific use of telecommunications devices including se... View full abstract»

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  • Service charging challenges in converged networks

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 118 - 123
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    The charging model in telecommunications networks has evolved greatly in the last years. The original model in legacy fixed telephony networks was in most cases quite simple: the price of the communication depended on the destination, time, and duration of the call. With the emergence of mobile and multimedia networks, the charging model became more complicated. More and more frequently, a subscri... View full abstract»

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  • Meeting the bandwidth demand challenge: technologies and network architectural options [Series Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 124 - 125
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  • Technology and architecture to enable the explosive growth of the internet

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 126 - 132
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    At current growth rates, Internet traffic will increase by a factor of one thousand in roughly 20 years. It will be challenging for transmission and routing/switching systems to keep pace with this level of growth without requiring prohibitively large increases in network cost and power consumption. We present a high-level vision for addressing these challenges based on both technological and arch... View full abstract»

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  • MC-FiWiBAN: an emergency-aware mission-critical fiber-wireless broadband access network

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 134 - 142
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    The convergence of optical and wireless networks has been envisioned recently as an attractive economic broadband access solution; yet, its usage has been restricted to public users only. To serve mission-critical services in public safety and disaster relief communications using the fiber-wireless integration, key challenges such as fault recovery, security, and quality of service assurance must ... View full abstract»

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  • Advertisers' index

    Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 144
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IEEE Communications Magazine, considered by most to be their most important member benefit, provides timely information on all aspects of communications: monthly feature articles describe technology, systems, services, market trends, development methods, regulatory and policy issues, and significant global events.

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Osman Gebizlioglu
Huawei Technologies