Communication Infrastructures for Cloud Computing

Communication Infrastructures for Cloud Computing

Hussein T. Mouftah (University of Ottawa, Canada) and Burak Kantarci (University of Ottawa, Canada)
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Release Date: September, 2013|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 583
ISBN13: 9781466645226|ISBN10: 1466645229|EISBN13: 9781466645233|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4522-6


Cloud computing has provided multiple advantages as well as challenges to software and infrastructure services. In order to be fully beneficial, these challenges facing cloud specific communication protocols must be addressed.

Communication Infrastructures for Cloud Computing presents the issues and research directions for a broad range of cloud computing aspects of software, computing, and storage systems. This book will highlight a broad range of topics in communication infrastructures for cloud computing that will benefit researchers, academics, and practitioners in the active fields of engineering, computer science, and software.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cloud Communications
  • Energy-Efficiency
  • Identity Management
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Mobile Cloud Applications
  • Privacy Requirements
  • Smart Applications
  • Virtual Infrastructures

Reviews and Testimonials

Computer and information scientists and electrical engineers examine issues in communication infrastructures for cloud computing, as a reference for researchers, graduate students, and engineers who are or will be designing and developing cloud communications platforms. They cover core networks and cloud computing, wired and wireless access networks and cloud computing, engineering cloud data centers, energy efficiency in cloud communications, and applications and security. Among specific topics are location and provisioning problems in cloud computing networks, designing and implementing optical cloud networks, energy-efficient optical interconnects in cloud computing infrastructures, towards energy sustainability in federated and interoperable clouds, and communication aspects of resource management in hybrid clouds.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Hussein T. Mouftah joined the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) at the University of Ottawa in 2002 as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair Professor, where he became a University Distinguished Professor in 2006. He has been with the ECE Dept. At Queen’s University (1979-2002), where he was prior to his departure a Full Professor and the Department Associate Head. He has six years of industrial experience mainly at Bell Northern Research of Ottawa (became Nortel Networks). He served IEEE ComSoc as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Communications Magazine (1995-97), Director of Magazines (1998-99), Chair of the Awards Committee (2002-03), Director of Education (2006-07), and Member of the Board of Governors (1997-99 and 2006-07). He has been a Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Communications Society (2000-07). Currently he serves IEEE Canada (Region 7) as Chair of the Awards and Recognition Committee. He is the author or co-author of 7 books, 49 book chapters and more than 1000 technical papers, 12 patents and 140 industrial reports. He is the joint holder of 12 Best Paper and/or Outstanding Paper Awards. He has received numerous prestigious awards, such as the 2008 ORION Leadership Award of Merit, the 2007 Royal Society of Canada Thomas W. Eadie Medal, the 2007-2008 University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Research, the 2006 IEEE Canada McNaughton Gold Medal, the 2006 EIC Julian Smith Medal, the 2004 IEEE ComSoc Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award, the 2004 George S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research of the U of O Faculty of Engineering, the 1989 Engineering Medal for Research and Development of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), and the Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award of the Ontario Innovation Trust. Dr. Mouftah is a Fellow of the IEEE (1990), the Canadian Academy of Engineering (2003), the Engineering Institute of Canada (2005) and the Royal Society of Canada RSC: The Academy of Science (2008).
Burak Kantarci is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Kantarci received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 2005 and 2009, respectively, and he completed the major content of his PhD thesis at the University of Ottawa between 2007 and 2008 under the supervision of Prof. Hussein Mouftah. He was the recipient of the Siemens Excellence Award in 2005 for his contributions to the optical burst switching research. He has co-authored seventeen articles in established journals and fifty-two papers in many flagship conferences, and he has contributed to eight book chapters. He is the co-editor of Communication Infrastructures for Cloud Computing. He has been serving in the Technical Program Committees of Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks Symposium, Optical Networks Symposium and Green Communication Systems Track of the Selected Areas in Communications Symposium of IEEE GLOBECOM and IEEE ICC conferences. He is also co-chairing the International Workshop on Management of Cloud Systems. Dr. Kantarci is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a founding member of the IEEE Communications Society’s Technical Sub-committee on Green Communications and Computing.