Distributed Computing Innovations for Business, Engineering, and Science

Distributed Computing Innovations for Business, Engineering, and Science

Alfred Waising Loo (Lingnan University, Hong Kong)
Release Date: November, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 369|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2533-4
ISBN13: 9781466625334|ISBN10: 1466625333|EISBN13: 9781466625341


In recent years, distributed systems and computing applications continue to increase its approaches towards business, engineering, and science.

Distributed Computing Innovations for Business, Engineering, and Science is a collection of widespread research providing relevant theoretical frameworks and research findings on the applications of distributed computing innovations to the business, engineering and science fields. This book aims to provide insights on the management of expertise, knowledge, information and organizational development in distributed computing.

Topics Covered

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

  • Algorithms and Infrastructures
  • Applications of Distributed Cloud Computing
  • Business Models in the Virtual Cloud
  • Cloud Computing
  • Distributed Computing
  • Engineering Environments
  • Workflow Validation Framework

Reviews and Testimonials

Editor Loo unites international contributors in information systems, software engineering, and computer science to explain the latest developments in distributed computing. The book's 16 chapters are grouped in three sections. Section 1 is devoted to algorithms and infrastructures, with chapters on topics such as self-stabilizing graph coloring algorithms, and distributed service programming and interoperability. Section 2 addresses the use of cloud computing in areas such as enterprise migration strategies and virtualization. Section 3 describes applications of distributed computing, looking at work in social question answering, and adding personalization and social features to a context-aware application for mobile tourism. The book's readership includes advanced students and professionals in areas such as systems design and distributed computing. 

– Book News Inc. Portland, OR

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Alfred Loo is at the Department of Computing and Decision Sciences, Lingnan University in Hong Kong. Before he became an academic, Alfred had more than 10 years working experience in developing, maintaining and managing computer systems for shipping companies, factories, banks, and various commercial firms. He is the author of 29 books and has published over a hundred articles in journals, proceedings, book chapters, newspapers and trade magazines. He is a Chartered Scientist (CSci), Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Mathematician (CMath) and Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP) of the United Kingdom. His research interests are in the areas of Distributed Computing, Wireless Security, and Peer-to-peer Systems.