Springer launches new textbook series, opens up new horizons for network science and engineering


    Springer has launched a new textbook series, “Textbooks in Telecommunication Engineering.” After six years of campaigning, this field of engineering education has attained accreditation provisions of its own. The work of Dr. Tarek El-Bawab of Jackson State University, as head of the IEEE Communications Society’s Telecommunication Engineering Education (TEE) movement, resulted in recognition of this field by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) on November 1, 2014.

    The new series capitalizes on this milestone and aims at designing, developing and promoting high-quality textbooks to fulfill the teaching and research needs of this discipline, and of related university curricula. The goal is to do so at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, globally. The new series will supplement today’s literature with modern and innovative telecommunication engineering textbooks and will make inroads in areas of network science and engineering where textbooks have been largely missing. The series aims at producing high quality volumes featuring interactive content, innovative presentation media, classroom materials for students and professors, and dedicated websites.

    Telecommunications have evolved to embrace almost all aspects of our everyday life. This includes education, research, health care, business, banking, entertainment, space, remote sensing, meteorology, defense, homeland security, and social media, among others.

    “Historically, Telecommunication Engineering has been part of the Electrical Engineering academic discipline. With such progress in this area, however, it is evident that specialized telecommunication engineering education programs are necessary to accelerate the pace of advancement in this field,” said Dr. El-Bawab. He continued, “Unique programs are needed to focus on network science and engineering, and to prepare future engineers and researchers for emerging challenges. Specialized curricula, labs, and textbooks are needed in this regard.”

    Book proposals will be solicited in all topics of telecommunication engineering and all related applications, services, and subjects. For a detailed list of topics, please see the series website.

    Proposals should suggest textbooks that can be used to design university courses, either in full or in part. They should focus on recent advances in the field while capturing legacy principles that are necessary for students to understand the bases of the discipline and appreciate its evolution trends. Books in this series will provide high-quality illustrations, examples, problems and case studies.