IEEE Press Series on Network and Services Management

Aims and Scope

The goal of this series is to publish high-quality technical reference books and textbooks on network and services management for communications and information technology professional societies, the private sector and government organizations as well as research centers and universities around the world. This Series focuses on Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, and Security (FCAPS) management in areas including, but not limited to, telecommunications networks and services, technologies and implementations, IP networks and services, and wireless networks and services.

Series Editor: Veli Sahin

Veli Sahin photoIndependent ICT Consultant

Dr. Sahin is an independent ICT consultant and currently serving as the co-editor of IEEE Press Book Series on Network and Service Management since 2003 and has over 100 internal and external publications.

He is an accomplished bilingual leader with 30+ years of wireless, wireline, andmanagement systems (OSS/BSS) experience in telecommunications, information technology (IT), consulting, and standards with Telecom / Cable carriers, service providers, and vendors. He held various executive management and leadership positions at NEC America, Samsung Telecommunications, Marconi Communications, Huawei Technologies USA, and AT&T Bell Laboratories.

His current interests include Next Generation Networks (NGN), software-defined networks, M2M, cloud computing, location-based services, personalized services, mobile / wireless backhaul, IP Multi-Media Systems (IMS), Quad/Triple Play Services, IPTV, VoIP, and development of TMN based management systems.

He has been very active in organizing Conferences/Symposiums/Workshops, and giving tutorials/seminars/talks as an invited speaker. He was an MSF Board Member from 2008 to 2010, General Chair for the 2002 and 1998 Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), Co-Founder and first chair of the newly formed IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Information Infrastructure (TCII) for 12/95 - 6/98), Chair for the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM) for 6/98 – 6/00, and Group Leader & IEEE ComSoc representative for the Second International Conference on Information Infrastructure (ICII’98). He was also a member of the editorial boards and advisory boards of several well-known journals.

Dr. Sahin received BS in electronics and communications from Istanbul Technical University, MS in EE, MS in CS, and Ph.D. on Multi-Hop Packet Radio Networks from the Polytechnic University of New York, Brooklyn, New York.

Series Editor: Mehmet Ulema

Mehmet Ulema photoProfessor, Computer Information Systems
Manhattan College, USA

Dr. Mehmet Ulema has more than 30 years experience in the telecommunications field as a professor, director, project manager, researcher, systems engineer, network architect, and software developer. Currently, he is a professor at the Computer Information Systems Department at Manhattan College, New York. Previously, he held management and technical positions in AT&T Bell Laboratories, BellcoreDaewoo Telecom, and Hazeltine Corporations. He also has been an adjunct professor in the City College of New York and Stevens Institute of Technologies.

He is an active Senior Member of IEEE. He served as the chair and co-founder of the IEEE Communications Society's Information Infrastructure Technical Committee. Previously he served as the chair of the IEEE Communications Society's Radio Communications Technical Committee. He is involved in numerous IEEE conferences. More recently, he was a General co-chair of IEEE BlackseaCom 2018, General co-chair of IEEE ISCC 2012. He was the Technical Program Chair for IEEE Global Communications (GLOBECOM) conference) in 2009. He was the General co-chair of IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS) in 2016 and 2008, the Technical Program Chair of IEEE International Communications Conference (ICC) in 2006, IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference in 2004; also served as the Technical Program co-chair of the IEEE Symposium in Computer and Communications (ISCC 2000) and the IEEE NOMS 2002.

He has numerous publications in various international conferences and journals. Also, he has numerous internal reports, only a fewof which were published to the industry. He holds two patents. He gave a number of talks and tutorials on Network management and wireless networks. He organized several special issues. He as been on the editorial board of the IEEE Journal of IoT, the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, the ACM Wireless Network Journal, and the Springer Journal of Network and Services Management.

He received MS & Ph.D. in Computer Science at Polytechnic University (now called Polytechnic Institute of New York University), Brooklyn, New York. U.S.A. He also received BS & MS degrees at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.

Series Editor's Choice

Fundamentals of Public Safety Networks and Critical Communications Systems cover image

Mehmet Ulema

January 2019

A timely overview of a complete spectrum of technologies specifically designed for public safety communications as well as their deployment as management

In our increasingly disaster-prone world, the need to upgrade and better coordinate our public safety networks combined with successful communications is more critical than ever. Fundamentals of Public Safety Networks and Critical Communications Systems fills a gap in the literature by providing a book that reviews a comprehensive set of technologies, from most popular to the most advanced communications technologies that can be applied to public safety networks and mission-critical communications systems. The book explores the technical and economic feasibility, design, application, and sustainable operation management of these vital networks and systems.

Written by a noted expert in the field, the book provides extensive coverage of systems, services, end-user devices, and applications of public-safety services and technologies. The author explores the potential for advanced public safety systems, and this comprehensive text covers all aspects of the public safety and critical communications network field. This important book:

  • Provides an introduction to and discussion of the common characteristics of our critical communications systems
  • Presents a review of narrowband technologies such as Project 25, TETRA, and DMR as well as the broadband technologies such as the LTE technology
  • Focuses on the emerging technologies that can be adopted to improve our vital communications systems
  • Discusses deployment of such technologies, including economics and finance, planning and project management
  • Provides, in detail, the issues and solutions related to the management of such communications networks
  • Offers a complete list of standards documents

Written for professionals in the industry, academics, and government and regulatory agencies, Fundamentals of Public Safety Networks and Critical Communications Systems offers a review of the most significant safety technologies, explores the application for advanced technologies, and examines the most current research.

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