In this chapter we deal in some detail with what networks are, and with their
importance, and offer basic advice on some key do's and don'ts. Additionally, we
deal with the ethics of networks and alert you to a number of intellectual property
Author: Jane Kenway
Despite the frequent isolation of academic work, it is done in the context of complex, multi-layered global, national, regional and local teaching or research networks. Having good networks is key to achieving what you want in academia. This book describes the kinds of networks that you might build across a range of settings, talks about the pros and cons involved and gives practical guidance on networking activities.
The US education and healthcare network members had aspirations of
community outreach but were not bent on the ''creative-destruction'' of their
institutions in the process. As noted above, these cases describe emerging
networks brought ...
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness highlights research and practice aimed at understanding how organizations and more inclusive systems of actors develop a continuous, unfaltering focus on sustainability. It will examine how they organize to achieve expanded purposes, the associated changes in purpose and governance, relationships among various stakeholders, boundaries between organizations and other elements of the environment in which they operate, organizational systems and processes, leadership, competencies and capabilities. Thus 'sustainability' is seen as entailing a continuous dynamic adaptive process in people, organizations and systems, striving to be as proactive as possible, moving 'upstream' in improving and developing organizational processes and issues.
Chapter 11, Example NGN Designs, discusses designs using OpenFlow,
SnapRoute, Cisco ACI, and NSX to design and build networks. We refer back to
the chapters examining each to see how to do the deep configuration. Chapter
Author: Steven Noble
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Gain the edge with SDN, NFV, network virtualization, and networking on clouds About This Book Navigate through the complexities of delivering modern networking services with practical techniques and solutions Build robust software defined networks and solve real-world problems involving challenges with next generation networks Discover the best practices used by top industry professionals for network-related architecture, services, and applications and secure your networks Who This Book Is For This book is for Network Engineers and Network Administrators who are taking their first steps when deploying software-defined networks. Network Architects will also find this book useful when designing and building modern networks. What You Will Learn Understand Traditional Network Challenges to match modern applications requirements Find out all about Next Generation Networks (NGN) Explore the different APIs used to control NGN devices Understand the different software controllers available to manage NGN hardware Design a next generation network In Detail As IT infrastructures become more software-defined, networking operations tend to be more automated with falling levels of manual configuration at the hardware level. Building Modern Networks will brush up your knowledge on the modern networking concepts and help you apply them to your software-defined infrastructure. In this book you'll gain the knowledge necessary to evaluate, choose, and deploy a next generation network design. We will cover open and closed network operating systems (NOS) along with the protocols used to control them such as OpenFlow, Thrift, Opflex, and REST. You will also learn about traffic engineering and security concepts for NGNs. You will also find out how to fine-tune your network using QoS and QoE. By the end of the book, you'll be well versed in simplifying the way you design, build, operate, and troubleshoot your network. Style and Approach This practical tutorial shows you real-world solutions to design and build network services through cutting edge research.
Because of the First World War, however, the building plans were postponed.
After the war the funds were lost due to the inflation and plans for the building
were abandoned. Standing orders authorized ordinary and extraordinary
members to ...
Author: Anita Kildebæk Nielsen
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
The book focuses on this process and development of the European chemical societies before World War I and up to 1930.
The Amsterdam ring of canals is a much beloved location for Dutch book publishers.
Author: Barbara Heebels
The Amsterdam ring of canals is a much beloved location for Dutch book publishers. An exposition of the meaning of this urban environment for publishers adds to the existing knowledge on book publishers and their business locations. It also contributes to our understanding of the role of urban place in cultural production by looking at cultural production from a relatively unexplored angle - that of the cultural intermediary - and by conceptualizing place as a dynamic concept. Publishers function as cultural intermediaries by bringing together the creation of cultural value and the selling of cultural products. An exploration of the meaning of urban place for cultural intermediaries in building reputation and trust in their personal networks with authors, booksellers, colleagues and the press, shows that place is more than geographical proximity and is not a static condition for knowledge spill-overs: it is a process, one that is interdependent on social networks.
The ability to visualize interactions within and between community networks (for
example, who communicates or works with whom) ... SNA could also be used to
design or build networks for the purpose of building community resilience.
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
Social Network Analysis (SNA) is the identification of the relationships and attributes of members, key actors, and groups that social networks comprise. The National Research Council, at the request of the Department of Homeland Security, held a two-day workshop on the use of SNA for the purpose of building community disaster resilience. The workshop, summarized in this volume, was designed to provide guidance to the DHS on a potential research agenda that would increase the effectiveness of SNA for improving community disaster resilience. The workshop explored the state of the art in SNA and its applications in the identification, construction, and strengthening of networks within U.S. communities. Workshop participants discussed current work in SNA focused on characterizing networks; the theories, principles and research applicable to the design or strengthening of networks; the gaps in knowledge that prevent the application of SNA to the construction of networks; and research areas that could fill those gaps. Elements of a research agenda to support the design, development, and implementation of social networks for the specific purpose of strengthening community resilience against natural and human-made disasters were discussed.
How to Design, Build, and Implement an Enterprise-Wide Broadband HFC
Network Ernest Tunmann ... In a single-building network, there is no building-
entry location for your private HFC network, but there must be a headend for the
Author: Ernest Tunmann
Publisher: CRC Press
This book covers the planning, design and implementation of hybrid fiber-optic coaxial (HFC) broadband networks in schools, universities, hospitals, factories and offices, whether they are in a single building or multiple campuses. Within the next few yea
classic example of the Hopfield network is the “ Traveling Salesperson ” ( TSP )
problem , which is described at length in [ 13 ] and [ 4 ) . In essence , the
connection weights in the Hopfield network are selectively set to ensure that only
Author: David M. Skapura
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
This practical introduction describes the kinds of real-world problems neural network technology can solve. Surveying a range of neural network applications, the book demonstrates the construction and operation of artificial neural systems. Through numerous examples, the author explains the process of building neural-network applications that utilize recent connectionist developments, and conveys an understanding both of the potential, and the limitations of different network models. Examples are described in enough detail for you to assimilate the information and then use the accumulated experience of others to create your own applications. These examples are deliberately restricted to those that can be easily understood, and recreated, by any reader, even the novice practitioner. In some cases the author describes alternative approaches to the same application, to allow you to compare and contrast their advantages and disadvantages. Organized by application areas, rather than by specific network architectures or learning algorithms, Builiding Neural Networks shows why certain networks are more suitable than others for solving specific kinds of problems. Skapura also reviews principles of neural information processing and furnishes an operations summary of the most popular neural-network processing models. Finally, the book provides information on the practical aspects of application design, and contains six topic-oriented chapters on specific applications of neural-network systems. These applications include networks that perform: Pattern matching, storage, and recall Business and financial systems Data extraction from images Mechanical process control systems New neural networks that combine pattern matching with fuzzy logic The book includes application-oriented excercises that further help you see how a neural network solves a problem, and that reinforce your understanding of modeling techniques. 0201539217B04062001
Technical features and functions, standards activities, and approaches for
enabling effective broadband network deployment are described. Practical
considerations for building broadband networks that are extendible, flexible,
Author: Marlyn Kemper Littman
Publisher: CRC Press
Optical networks, undersea networks, GSM, UMTS...The recent explosion in broadband communications technologies has opened a new world of fast, flexible services and applications. To successfully implement these services, however, requires a solid understanding of the concepts and capabilities of broadband technologies and networks. Building Broadband Networks provides a comprehensive, non-theoretical introduction to broadband networking. It clearly and thoroughly conveys the principles and the technical fundamentals of the high-performance technologies that enable the reliable delivery of media-rich voice, video, and data services. After a careful examination of ISDN and ATM technologies, it describes optical network solutions based on SONET/SDH, WDM, and DWDM technologies. It then explores Ethernet operations and services and introduces Frame Relay and Fibre Channel networks, DSL solutions, and wireline and wireless cable networks. The author reviews the capabilities of cellular technologies, describes the characteristics of wireless networking technologies, and examines broadband satellite networks. She also explores next-generation network configurations, such as Internet2 and GEANT, and concludes with a study of network security problems and solutions. The process of building and implementing broadband networks is technically complicated. Straightforward, highly readable, and logically presented, Building Broadband Networks provides the foundation for understanding the broadband communications infrastructure and the framework needed to effectively develop and deploy broadband network solutions.
The original aim of the Rural Knowledge Network (RKN) was to make more information available, specifically about markets, to smallholder farmers.
Author: Paul Nyende
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org
The original aim of the Rural Knowledge Network (RKN) was to make more information available, specifically about markets, to smallholder farmers. The core idea was to provide information to farmers and traders about current market prices in different markets around the country. Supporting small-scale farmers to access markets is highly recommended in East Africa and it should be a priority in all agricultural development programmes in the region. This document analysis the experiences from the RKN Pilot Project for East Africa.
Network. Structure. for. Delay-Aware. Applications. in. Wireless. Sensor.
Networks. Chi-Tsun Cheng, Chi K. Tse, and Francis C. M. Lau CONTENTS 7.1
Introduction .................................................................................................. 153 7.2
Author: Ioanis Nikolaidis
Publisher: CRC Press
For all the interest that wireless sensor networks have created over the past decade, there are few examples to show that they are truly delivering on this promise and anticipation. What is missing? Deviating from the usual focus on routing and energy efficiency, Building Sensor Networks: From Design to Applications attempts to stitch together the path from conceptual development of applications, on one end, to actual complete applications at the other. With this change in perspective, the book examines important facets of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) that are not often discussed in the literature. From Design Practices to the Networking Protocols that Glue Applications Together Organized into three sections, the book presents insights from international experts representing both industry and academia. The first section, on design practices, explores alternative ways to approach the tasks of developing a suitable WSN solution to an application and assisting that development in a manner that is not necessarily tied to a particular application. The second section, on networking protocols, illustrates the impact of the intermediaries—the "glue" of putting applications together. Chapters look at ways to address traffic, delays in network clustering, and the coexistence of a WSN with other systems on a frequency band. The final section of the book delves into experiences with applications in chemical sensing, defense, global trade and security, and ecosystem monitoring. Although these applications may fail the purist definition of an ideal WSN, they offer valuable lessons for the future development and deployment of WSNs. Challenge Your Thinking about Designing WSN Applications Emphasizing the need to build applications, the contributors present examples of what applications of WSNs could look like and identify the constraints. Throughout, the book challenges and illuminates your thinking about how to tame the complexity of designing a WSN application. It is essential reading for anyone interested in future wireless technologies.
Building Wireless Sensor Networks is an essential guide for anyone interested in
wireless communications for sensor networks, home networking, or device
hacking. It is a first step in becoming proficient in making these systems. It is not a
Author: Robert Faludi
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Get ready to create distributed sensor systems and intelligent interactive devices using the ZigBee wireless networking protocol and Series 2 XBee radios. By the time you're halfway through this fast-paced, hands-on guide, you'll have built a series of useful projects, including a complete ZigBee wireless network that delivers remotely sensed data. Radio networking is creating revolutions in volcano monitoring, performance art, clean energy, and consumer electronics. As you follow the examples in each chapter, you'll learn how to tackle inspiring projects of your own. This practical guide is ideal for inventors, hackers, crafters, students, hobbyists, and scientists. Investigate an assortment of practical and intriguing project ideas Prep your ZigBee toolbox with an extensive shopping list of parts and programs Create a simple, working ZigBee network with XBee radios in less than two hours -- for under $100 Use the Arduino open source electronics prototyping platform to build a series of increasingly complex projects Get familiar with XBee's API mode for creating sensor networks Build fully scalable sensing and actuation systems with inexpensive components Learn about power management, source routing, and other XBee technical nuances Make gateways that connect with neighboring networks, including the Internet
Question: What is the answer to any networking problem? Answer: “It depends.”
—Anonymous Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be
attained only by someone who is detached. —Simone Weil The important thing
about a ...
Author: Howard Berkowitz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
To be competitive, service providers cannot customize every installation but must simultaneously offer services that meet a wide range of perceived customer needs. This guide shows commercial service providers and equipment vendors how to build competitive service offerings for enterprise-specific needs. Provides vital technical and business guidance to the service provider marketplace Explains how to satisfy the customer's specific needs in data, voice, and/or video Enables readers to gain the upper hand in submitting the most competitive service network bids and service level guarantees to customers
Separate element and network management • Separate provisioning schemes •
Training for all of the above • An ... Therefore, if you want to provide new Ethernet
data services, you have to build an overlay network, as shown in Figure 325.
Author: Jim Durkin
Publisher: Cisco Press
A comprehensive handbook for understanding, designing, and deploying multiservice network architecture and applications Design, deploy, operate, and troubleshoot ONS 15454 applications and services Learn SONET/SDH and DWDM fundamentals Understand Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) network architectures that support Ethernet, storage area networking, wavelength, and DWDM transport applications Extend your MSPP with Cisco storage solutions A new generation of SONET and DWDM systems providing the functions of multiple network elements in a single platform has emerged. This new platform is called a Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP). MSPPs are a popular solution for building new networks and upgrading existing networks to take advantage of new services and integration of voice and data. Cisco Systems provides an MSPP product, the ONS 15454, for both service provider and enterprise networks. Cisco Systems is the market leader in MSPP technology in North America. More than 1,000 Cisco customers use the ONS 15454 MSPP in their networks and over 40,000 ONS 15454s have shipped, creating a need for accurate, comprehensive technical information for users to understand and maximize the potential of this MSPP product. Building Multiservice Transport Networks will become an indispensable reference for Cisco customers and constituents who are deploying MSPP solutions. Building Multiservice Transport Networks teaches all facets of MSPP networks in an easy-to-understand manner and from both the service provider and enterprise perspective. It provides the background material necessary for readers to learn key aspects of SONET, SDH, DWDM, Ethernet, and storage networking, and does so through network diagrams, application examples, design guidelines, and detailed configurations.
In Brazil, Maria Sílvia Portella de Castro and Rafael Freire, in the Unified Workers
' Federation, never turned down the numerous requests for interviews and
information about their efforts that I have made since they began to build
Author: Marisa von Bülow
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Building Transnational Networks tells the story of how a broad group of civil society organizations came together to contest free trade negotiations in the Americas. Based on research in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, the United States, and Canada, it offers a full hemispheric analysis of the creation of civil society networks as they engaged in the politics of trade. The author demonstrates that most effective transnational actors are the ones with strong domestic roots and that 'southern' organizations occupy key nodes in trade networks. The fragility of activist networks stems from changes in the domestic political context as well as from characteristics of the organizations, the networks, or the actions they undertake. These findings advance and suggest new understandings of transnational collective action.
Building Resilient IP Networks Kok-Keong Lee CCIE No. 8427, Fung Lim CCIE
No. 11970, Beng-Hui Ong. the concept of fivenines availability. This approach
sets the expectation of network availability, and ultimately impacts how the
Author: Kok-Keong Lee CCIE No. 8427
Publisher: Cisco Press
The practical guide to building resilient and highly available IP networks Learn from an all-in-one introduction to new features and developments in building a resilient IP network Enable your organization to meet internal service-level agreements (SLAs) for mission-critical resources Understand how a resilient IP network can help in delivering mission-critical information such as video and voice services Work with configuration examples that are based on real-world issues and customer requirements Get tips and best practices from field personnel who have worked on some of the largest networks with stringent uptime requirements and SLAs More companies are building networks with the intention of using them to conduct business. Because the network has become such a strategic business tool, its availability is of utmost importance to companies and their service providers. The challenges for the professionals responsible for these networks include ensuring that the network remains up all the time, keeping abreast of the latest technologies that help maintain uptime, and reacting to ever-increasing denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. Building Resilient IP Networks helps you meet those challenges. This practical guide to building highly available IP networks captures the essence of technologies that contribute to the uptime of networks. You gain a clear understanding of how to achieve network availability through the use of tools, design strategy, and Cisco IOS® Software. With Building Resilient IP Networks, you examine misconceptions about five-nines availability and learn to focus your attention on the real issues: appreciating the limitations of the protocols, understanding what has been done to improve them, and keeping abreast of those changes. Building Resilient IP Networks highlights the importance of having a modular approach to building an IP network and, most important, illustrates how a modular design contributes to a resilient network. You learn how an IP network can be broken down to various modules and how these modules interconnect with one another. Then you explore new network resiliency features that have been developed recently, categorized with respect to the design modules. Building Resilient IP Networks is relevant to both enterprise and service provider customers of all sizes. Regardless of whether the network connects to the Internet, fortifying IP networks for maximum uptime and prevention of attacks is mandatory for anyone’s business. This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press®, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.
... such networks are by definition trying to communicate with each other , this can
help bring about a strong sense of community . Many people find that they enjoy
having a hand in building a communications infrastructure that fits their needs .
Author: Rob Flickenger
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Building Wireless Community Networks is about getting people online using wireless network technology. The 802.11b standard (also known as WiFi) makes it possible to network towns, schools, neighborhoods, small business, and almost any kind of organization. All that's required is a willingness to cooperate and share resources. The first edition of this book helped thousands of people engage in community networking activities. At the time, it was impossible to predict how quickly and thoroughly WiFi would penetrate the marketplace. Today, with WiFi-enabled computers almost as common as Ethernet, it makes even more sense to take the next step and network your community using nothing but freely available radio spectrum. This book has showed many people how to make their network available, even from the park bench, how to extend high-speed Internet access into the many areas not served by DSL and cable providers, and how to build working communities and a shared though intangible network. All that's required to create an access point for high-speed Internet connection is a gateway or base station. Once that is set up, any computer with a wireless card can log onto the network and share its resources. Rob Flickenger built such a network in northern California, and continues to participate in network-building efforts. His nuts-and-bolts guide covers: Selecting the appropriate equipment Finding antenna sites, and building and installing antennas Protecting your network from inappropriate access New network monitoring tools and techniques (new) Regulations affecting wireless deployment (new) IP network administration, including DNS and IP Tunneling (new) His expertise, as well as his sense of humor and enthusiasm for the topic, makes Building Wireless Community Networks a very useful and readable book for anyone interested in wireless connectivity.