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Intelligent Networks - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124166301, 9780124166707

Intelligent Networks

1st Edition

Recent Approaches and Applications in Medical Systems

Author: Syed Ahamed
eBook ISBN: 9780124166707
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124166301
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 3rd July 2013
Page Count: 342
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This textbook offers an insightful study of the intelligent Internet-driven revolutionary and fundamental forces at work in society. Readers will have access to tools and techniques to mentor and monitor these forces rather than be driven by changes in Internet technology and flow of money. These submerged social and human forces form a powerful synergistic foursome web of (a) processor technology, (b) evolving wireless networks of the next generation, (c) the intelligent Internet, and (d) the motivation that drives individuals and corporations. In unison, the technological forces can tear human lives apart for the passive or provide a cohesive set of opportunities for the knowledgeable to lead and reap the rewards in the evolved knowledge society.

The book also provides in-depth coverage of the functions embedded in modern processors and intelligent communication networks. It focuses on the convergence of the design of modern processor technologies with the switching and routing methodologies of global intelligent networks. Most of the concepts that are generic to the design of terra-flop parallel processors and the terra-bit fiber-optic networks are presented. This book also highlights recent developments in computer and processor technologies into the microscopic and macroscopic medical functions in hospitals and medical centers.

Key Features

  • Examination of the latest technologies and innovations presented from academic and industrial perspectives of the concurrent dynamic changes in computer and communication industries
  • An up-to-date and coherent perspective of the developments in the wireless and fiber optic network technologies based on the experience and developments in the older copper, cable and hybrid fiber-coaxial communication systems
  • Provides a set of novel concepts and methodologies for the innovators in industry


Doctoral students, engineers, researchers and practitioners working on the design of intelligent networks for medical applications

Table of Contents


Current Technological Foundation

About the Author

About the Book

Part 1: Current Technological Foundation

Current Technological Foundation

1. Information and Knowledge Revolution

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Silicon and Pentium in Processors

1.3 Silica and Erbium in Networks

1.4 Impact of Computer Systems

1.5 Impact of Networks

1.6 OSI Standards and ATM Technology

1.7 Conclusions


2. Processor Revolution(s)

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Earlier Processor Designs

2.3 Input/Output Processors

2.4 Display/Graphics Processor Units

2.5 NPUs and Array Processors

2.6 Digital Signal Processors

2.7 Recent Processors

2.8 Digital Object-Processing Environments

2.9 Object Processor Units

2.10 Knowledge Processor Units

2.11 The Microknowledge Processor Unit

2.12 Micromedical Processing

2.13 Conclusions


3. Services Networks Explosion

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Switching Systems in Services Networks

3.3 The Role of Signaling Systems

3.4 Protocol and Interfaces

3.5 OSI and ATM

3.6 TCS Functions

3.7 ATM as a Global Standard

3.8 Conclusions


Part 2: Intelligent Network Environments

Intelligent Network Environments

4. Transmission Media in Networks

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Traditional Copper Media

4.3 TV-Cable Media

4.4 CATV Signal Quality

4.5 Digital Capabilities of CATV Systems

4.6 Hybrid Fiber Coax Systems

4.7 Networks of the Future

4.8 Conclusions


5. Optical Fiber in Modern Networks

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Properties of Silica Glass Fiber Material

5.3 Single-Mode Fiber

5.4 Multimode Fiber

5.5 Effect of Larger Core Diameter

5.6 From Glass to Plastic

5.7 Conclusions


6. Wireless Networks

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Wireless Technology from Older Networks

6.3 Modes of Operation in Older Technologies

6.4 American Perspective (Older Technologies)

6.5 European Perspective (Older Technologies)

6.6 Other Perspectives from Older Networks

6.7 Technological Perspective

6.8 Wireless Technologies in Other Networks

6.9 Techniques and Models

6.10 Integrated Technologies and Intelligent Platforms

6.11 Conclusions


7. NGMNs, 3G, and 4G Networks

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Objectives

7.3 Configurations

7.4 Five-Layer TCP/IP Reference Model

7.5 Evolving NGMN Capacity and Configurations

7.6 The Ongoing Evolution

7.7 Conclusions

Appendix 7.A List of Acronyms


Additional References for NGMN

Part 3: Intelligent Medical Environments

Intelligent Medical Environments

8. Evolution and Developments of Modern Intelligent Networks

8.1 Introduction

8.2 What Are INs?

8.3 Events Leading up to INS in the United States

8.4 The Evolved SS7

8.5 Global INs

8.6 Switching in Toll Environments

8.7 AT&T’s Role in Evolution of INs

8.8 The Role of Bellcore in Evolution of INs

8.9 Overview of Public Domain INS

8.10 Conclusions


9. Intelligent Medical Networks and Machines

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Design Constructs of an MM

9.3 Medical Processors

9.4 Evolution of Medical KBs

9.5 Design Variations of the MPU

9.6 Microprogramming in Medical Field

9.7 Conclusions


10. Medical Machines

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Requirements of MMs

10.3 Medical Computers and MMs

10.4 Knowledge-Based Medical Facilities

10.5 Communication of Medical Information

10.6 Network Configurations Based on INs

10.7 Alternate Architectures

10.8 Medical Applications of Supercomputers

10.9 Other Medical Systems

10.10 Intelligent Medical Environments

10.11 Conclusions


11. MPUs for Medical Networks

11.1 Introduction

11.2 History and Background of MPUs

11.3 Medical Knowledge Bases

11.4 Processor Designs

11.5 Knowledge Processor Units

11.6 Design of Medical Processors

11.7 Conclusions


12. Procedure-Based Medical Machines

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Customized MW Layer

12.3 The Medical Component

12.4 The Machine Component of Medical Machines

12.5 Comparison of the Software Arrangements

12.6 Conclusions


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About the Author

Syed Ahamed

Syed V. Ahamed taught at the University of Colorado for 2 years before joining Bell Laboratories. After 15 years of research, he returned to teaching as a Professor of Computer Science at the City University of New York. The author has been a Telecommunications consultant to Bell Communications Research, AT&T Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies for the last 25 years. He received numerous prizes for his papers from IEEE. He was elected a Fellow of the IEEE for his seminal contribution to the simulation and design studies of the High-speed Digital Subscriber Lines. He has authored and coauthored several books in two broad areas of intelligent AI-based broadband multimedia networks and computational framework for knowledge.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Computer Science, City University of New York, New York, USA and Department of Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, USA


"Ahamed begins by setting out the technological foundations for the current computer and information networks, then looks at intelligent network environments and intelligent medical environments. His topics include processor revolutions, the services networks explosion, optical fiber in modern networks, the evolution and developments of modern intelligent networks, medical machines, and medical processor units for medical networks."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013

Quotes from reviewers of the book proposal:
"....I would definitely suggest it to my colleagues who teach hardware / software design, embedded systems, network infrastructures, medical applications, mobile computing, software engineering, or information engineering."
"Prof. Ahamed has been doing research and teaching the topics covered by this book, so I think he is the perfect author for a book on intelligent networks and their medical applications"
"There is (as far as I know) no book available that covers the here described topics (network design, hardware, wireless networks, medical networks) in one publication."
"(The) book is perfect for students (undergrad as well as doctoral students) as well as researchers and practitioners working on the design of intelligent networks for medical applications. Students shall be taught all necessary basic knowledge and background, and since the book shall describe all state-of-the-art and leading edge approaches it should be perfect also for experienced computer scientists and IT / network engineers."
"(The) book presents the latest innovations in Internet, Processor and Switching Technologies as well as Medical Networks and Processors, and there don’t appear any books which have discussed the above issues in detail."

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