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— Most of the existing demand side management programs focus primarily on the interactions between a utility company and its customers/users. In this paper, we present an autonomous and distributed demand side energy management system among users that takes advantage of a two-way digital communication infrastructure which is envisioned in the future smart(More)
— The next generation wireless networks will support the vertical handoff mechanism in which users can maintain the connections when they switch from one network to another (e.g., from IEEE 802.11b to CDMA 1xRTT network, and vice versa). Although various vertical handoff decision algorithms have been proposed in the literature recently, there is a lack of(More)
The heterogeneity is one of the key characteristics of the future wireless networks. How to provide terminal users with the best connection anytime and anywhere become more important. In this paper, a vertical handoff decision algorithm for the heterogeneous wireless networks is proposed based on the Markov Decision Process (MDP). First the factors which(More)
— The IEEE 802.11a/b/g have been widely accepted as the de facto standards for wireless local area networks (WLANs). The recent IEEE 802.11n proposals aim at providing a physical layer transmission rate of up to 600 Mbps. However, to fully utilize this high data rate, the current IEEE 802.11 medium access control (MAC) needs to be enhanced. In this paper,(More)
—In the future smart grid, both users and power companies can potentially benefit from the economical and environmental advantages of smart pricing methods to more effectively reflect the fluctuations of the wholesale price into the customer side. In addition, smart pricing can be used to seek social benefits and to implement social objectives. To achieve(More)
— A multi-channel wireless mesh network (MC-WMN) consists of a number of stationary wireless routers, where each router is equipped with multiple network interface cards (NICs). Each interface operates on a distinct frequency channel. Two neighboring routers establish a logical link if each one has an interface operating on a common channel. Given the(More)
— For transmission control protocol (TCP), CUBIC is a TCP-friendly high-speed variant, in which the window size is a cubic function of time since the last loss event. TCP CUBIC is implemented in Linux operating systems and performs well in wired networks with large bandwidth-delay product. Most of the evaluations of TCP CUBIC are conducted via simulations(More)
SUMMARY The energy consumption is a key design criterion for the routing protocols in wireless sensor networks. Some of the conventional single path routing schemes may not be optimal to maximize the network lifetime and connectivity. In this paper, we propose a distributed, scalable and localized multipath search protocol to discover multiple node-disjoint(More)