Internet and Distributed Computing Advancements: Theoretical Frameworks and Practical Applications: Theoretical Frameworks and Practical Applications

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Abawajy, Jemal H.
IGI Global, Feb 29, 2012 - Computers - 357 pages
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As software and computer hardware grows in complexity, networks have grown to match. The increasing scale, complexity, heterogeneity, and dynamism of communication networks, resources, and applications has made distributed computing systems brittle, unmanageable, and insecure.

Internet and Distributed Computing Advancements: Theoretical Frameworks and Practical Applications is a vital compendium of chapters on the latest research within the field of distributed computing, capturing trends in the design and development of Internet and distributed computing systems that leverage autonomic principles and techniques. The chapters provided within this collection offer a holistic approach for the development of systems that can adapt themselves to meet requirements of performance, fault tolerance, reliability, security, and Quality of Service (QoS) without manual intervention.


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Section 2
A Walk through Sensor Network Programming Models
A Survey
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EnergyEfficient MAC Protocols in Distributed Sensor Networks
Low Loss EnergyAware Routing Protocol for Data Gathering Applications in Wireless Sensor Network
Compilation of References
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Jemal Abawajy is a faculty member at Deakin University and has published more than 100 articles in refereed journals and conferences as well as a number of technical reports. He is on the editorial board of several international journals and edited several international journals and conference proceedings. He has also been a member of the organizing committee for over 60 international conferences and workshops serving in various capacities including best paper award chair, general co-chair, publication chair, vice-chair, and program committee. He is actively involved in funded research in building secure, efficient, and reliable infrastructures for large-scale distributed systems. Towards this vision, he is working in several areas including: pervasive and networked systems (mobile, wireless network, sensor networks, grid, cluster, and P2P), e-science and e-business technologies and applications, and performance analysis and evaluation.

Mukaddim Pathan is a Research Scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), the national government body of scientific research in Australia. He also holds the position of an Adjunct Lecturer at the Australian National University. Previously, he was a Research Fellow at the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Lab of the University of Melbourne, Australia. He holds a PhD in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Melbourne. His research interests include data management, resource allocation, load balancing, and coordination policies in wide-area distributed systems such as content delivery networks, cloud computing, and sensor networks. He is one of the developers of MetaCDN that leverages the capabilities of existing storage Clouds for high performance content delivery. He is the editor of the book Content Delivery Networks, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Vol. 9, Springer-Verlag, Germany. He has authored and co-authored a number of research papers in internationally recognized journals and conferences. He is involved in the organization of the UPGRADE-CN and IDCS workshops and is a PC member of several international conferences. He has edited a few research issues in reputed international journals and also serves as the reviewer of a few renowned journals such as IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT), International Journal of Management Science (OMEGA), Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA), Computer Communications, Computer Networks, Journal of Systems and Software, and IEEE Software. He is a member of IEEE, IEEE computer society, and ACM. For further information, please visit:

Mustafizur Rahman is a Consultant of Business Analytics and Optimization Service Line at IBM Australia. He also worked as Endeavour Research Fellow at the Institute of High Performance Computing, Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. He received PhD degree from Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include workflow scheduling and resource management in grid/cloud computing systems as well as fault-tolerance and load balancing in P2P and self-managing systems. He has been actively engaged in the research and development projects of CLOUDS Lab at the University of Melbourne and received the 2010 Endeavour Research Fellowship Award from the Australian Government. He has authored and co-authored several research papers in internationally recognized journals and conferences. He is a member of IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, and ACM. He has been involved in the organization of several international workshops and conferences. He also serves as the reviewer of renowned journals, including Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS) and Concurrency & Computation: Practice & Experience (CCPE).

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering in 2009 from Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea. He received B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Information Technology from Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh, in 2003. He is currently an Assistant Professor and FYP Coordinator of the Computer Science Department in International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia. Till June 2010, he served as an Assistant Professor of the Computer Science and Engineering Department in BRAC University, Bangladesh. Prior to holding this position, he worked as a Researcher at Networking Lab, KHU, South Korea, till August 2009. His research interests include wireless sensor networks, network security, and e-services technologies. He has served as a Chair and a PC member in numerous international conferences/workshops. He is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of IJIDCS, an Area Editor of IJCNIS, and Editor of several other well-known journals and books. He also serves as a referee of a few renowned journals. He is a member of IEEE, IEEE ComSoc Bangladesh Chapter, and several other international organizations.

Mustafa Mat Deris received the Ph.D degree in Computer Science in 2002 from University Putra, Malaysia. He is currently a Professor in the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia. He has published more than 150 articles in refereed journals and proceedings. He is on the editorial board of several international journals and conferences and also Guest Editor of International Journal of BioMedical Soft Computing and Human Science for Special Issue on “Soft Computing Methodologies and Its Applications” a reviewer of several international journals such as IEEE Transaction on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Databases, Journal of Future Generation on Computer Systems, Elsevier Journal of Cluster Computing, Kluwer Journal of Computer Mathematics, and Taylor & Francis IEEE Conference on Cluster and Grid Computing. He has served as a program committee member and co-organizer for numerous international conferences/workshops including Grid and Peer-to-Peer Computing, (GP2P, 2005, 2006), Autonomic Distributed Data and Storage Systems Management (ADSM, 2005, 2006, 2007), and Grid Pervasive Computing Security, organizer for Rough and Soft Sets Theories and Applications (RSAA, 2010), Fukuoka, Japan, and Soft Computing and Data Engineering (SCDE, 2010), Jeju, Korea. His research interests include distributed databases, data grid, soft computing and data mining. [Editor]

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