Encyclopedia of Internet Technologies and Applications

Encyclopedia of Internet Technologies and Applications

Mario Freire (University of Beira Interior, Portugal) and Manuela Pereira (University of Beira Interior, Portugal)
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Release Date: October, 2007|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 750
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-993-9
ISBN13: 9781591409939|ISBN10: 1591409934|EISBN13: 9781591409946
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The Encyclopedia of Internet Technologies and Applications discusses the extraordinary importance of Internet technologies, with a particular focus on the Web. Through 100 authoritative contributions by 181 of the world's leading experts the Encyclopedia of Internet Technologies and Applications includes comprehensive research on Web services, Semantic Web, and Web-based e-activities, among others.

This reference tool is the single source for information on the world's greatest network, and provides a wealth of information for the average Internet consumer, as well as for an expert in the field of networking and Internet technologies. This comprehensive reference provides libraries with the most thorough examination of Internet technologies and applications—an essential resource in supporting the information needs of researchers in a variety of related fields.


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

  • Agent-based Web Services
  • Autonomic Networking
  • Context-aware Service Discovery
  • Creative Information Systems
  • Data Caching
  • DNS-based Allocation of Multicast Addresses
  • E-Collaboration
  • E-Learning
  • Efficient and Scalable Client-clustering
  • Graphical Based Design Tools
  • Hackers, Hacking and Eavesdropping
  • Handheld Computing and Palm OS Programming
  • Intellectual Property and the Internet
  • Internet Gambling
  • Internet Measurements
  • Internet Traffic Modeling
  • IP Multicasting
  • IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)
  • Java Web Application Frameworks
  • Malicious Software
  • Multimedia for Mobile Devices
  • Network-based Intrusion Detection
  • Network-layer Mobility Protocols
  • Networked Appliances and Home Networking
  • Optical Network Survivability
  • Positive-feedback Preference Model
  • Privacy in the Digital World
  • Quality of Service
  • Real-time Protocols – RTP/RTCP
  • Scalable Reservation-Based GOS Architecture (SRBQ)
  • Scaling Properties of Network Traffic
  • Security Issues with Wi-Fi Networks
  • Semantic Web Services
  • Social and P2P Networks on the Internet
  • Standards in Asynchronous e-Learning Systems
  • Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP)
  • TCP and TCP-friendly Protocols
  • Voice Over Internet Protocol
  • Web Content Filtering
  • Wi-fi Technology
Reviews and Testimonials

"Both the average Internet consumer and the expert in the field of networking and Internet technologies can use this resource. This reference guide explores Web services, the semantic Web, Web-based electronic activities, and more."

– Computers in Libraries, November/December 2007, Vol. 27 No. 10
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Editor/Author Biographies
Mário M. Freire received the 5-year B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and the M. Sc. degree in Systems and Automation in 1992 and 1994, respectively, from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He received the Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering and the aggregated title in computer science in 2000 and 2007, respectively, both from the University of Beira Interior, Portugal. He is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Beira Interior. Presently, he is head of the Department of Computer Science of University of Beira Interior. He was the co-editor of 3 books in the LNCS book series of Springer, co-editor of 3 proceedings in IEEE Computer Society Press, and has authored or co-authored 4 interatinonal patents and around 100 papers in international refereed journals and conferences. His main research interests include: medical image processing, telemedicine, high-performance networking, network security, and peer-to-peer networks.
Manuela Pereira received the 5-year B.S. degree in Mathetmatics and Computer Science in 1994 and the M. Sc. degree in Computational Mathematics in 1999, both from the University of Minho, Portugal. She received the Ph.D. degree in Signal and Image Processing in 2004 from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France. She is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Beira Interior, Portugal. Her main research interests include: multiple description coding, joint source/channel coding, image and video coding, wavelet analysis, information theory, image segmentation and real-time video streaming.
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Editorial Review Board
  • Abbas Jamailipour, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Hussein Mouftah, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Marc Antonini, CNRS, France
  • Michel Diaz, CNRS, France
  • Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
  • Petre Dini, Cisco Systems, USA
  • Prosper Chemouil, France Telecom, France
  • Wolfgang Gentzsch, MCNC, USA