IntroductionThe deployment of distributed computing systems is wide spread and distributed computing applications are pervasive in the information age of today. Grid and cloud computing systems are different forms of distributed computing systems in reality. Future trends indicate that, the deployment of distributed computing systems will be proliferative in many different computing environments such as, cloud, grid, cluster, mobile distributed systems and embedded distributed systems. In other words, distributed computing is and will continue to be pervasive.
This book will cover the emerging research trends and advancements in the above mentioned areas. Prospective authors are invited to submit chapter proposals in any of the following research areas. A chapter may give a broad survey of issues, methods, techniques and algorithms for a topic. It may also be a case study or description of a system that illustrates existing techniques in the area.
Target AudienceThe target audiences of the book are the final year undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers and professionals working in the field.
Recommended TopicsRecommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Note: Chapters on mathematical modeling, algorithms, architecture design and implementations as well as performance evaluations in any of the above mentioned areas are welcome.
- Distributed computing (formal models and algorithms)
- Distributed systems and architectures
- Distributed Operating Systems
- Grid computing systems (including grid security and, performance monitoring)
- Cloud computing systems (including models, resource management and, security)
- Mobile distributed computing systems (including mobile computing platforms)
- Embedded distributed computing systems (including heterogeneous platforms)
- Cluster computing systems
- Geo-distributed computing systems
Submission ProcedureStep 1: Chapter proposal submission
Authors are invited to submit chapter proposal (2-3 pages) on or before March 30, 2014. The chapter proposal should clearly explain the aim and contribution of his or her proposed chapter.
Step 2: Full chapter submission
The chapter proposals will be reviewed and authors of accepted proposals will be notified by April 7, 2014 about the status of their proposals. Author guidelines on the preparation of the full chapter will be sent to authors of accepted proposals. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by May 30, 2014.
All submitted chapters will be carefully reviewed by external reviewers following the double-blind review process.
PublisherThis book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com.
Important DatesMarch 30, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline
April 7, 2014: Notification of Proposal Acceptance
May 30, 2014: Full Chapter Submission
July 30, 2014: Review Results Returned to Authors
August 30, 2014: Revised (Final) Chapter Submission
September 30, 2014: Final Acceptance Notification
Book publication: Early 2015