Network and Traffic Engineering in Emerging Distributed Computing Applications

Network and Traffic Engineering in Emerging Distributed Computing Applications

Jemal H. Abawajy (Deakin University, Australia), Mukaddim Pathan (Australian National University, Australia), Mustafizur Rahman (The University of Melbourne, Australia), Al-Sakib Khan Pathan (International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia) and Mustafa Mat Deris (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (UTHM), Malaysia)
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Release Date: July, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 376
ISBN13: 9781466618886|ISBN10: 1466618884|EISBN13: 9781466618893|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1888-6


Advances such as cloud computing and streaming multimedia are steadily increasing the demand on network resources, and telecommunications providers must ensure that their networks are managed effectively in order to ensure that Internet and mobile users remain satisfied with their quality of service.

Network and Traffic Engineering in Emerging Distributed Computing Applications focuses on network management and traffic engineering for Internet and distributed computing technologies, as well as present emerging technology trends and advanced platforms. This premier reference source for academics, students, researchers, readers, and knowledge seekers puts together some of the critical aspects of Internet and distributed systems.

Topics Covered

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

  • Adoption of Mobile Services
  • Analysis and design of Mobile services
  • Emerging Technologies in Mobile Services
  • Information security and privacy
  • Lifecycle Management and Distribution Models
  • Management Intent
  • Mobile Business and Mobile Commerce
  • Mobile Service Applications
  • Mobile Service Development
  • Social Media and Web 2.0

Reviews and Testimonials

International contributors in computer engineering, mathematics, information science, and telecommunications describe aspects of network management and traffic engineering for the Internet and distributed computing technologies. They also review emerging technology trends and advanced platforms. Section 1 concentrates on network management and traffic engineering, touching on topics such as security policy specification, workflow scheduling with fault tolerance, privacy in participatory sensing systems, and strategies for agent-based negotiation in e-trade. Section 2, on emerging technologies and advanced platforms, looks at areas such as managing network quality of service in current and future Internet environments, and mobility management issues for next-generation wireless networks. The book will serve as a reference for academics, students, and researchers. Abawajy is affiliated with Deakin University, Australia.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

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 Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering in 2009 from Kyung Hee University, 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 at Computer Science department in International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia. Till June 2010, he served as an Assistant Professor at Computer Science and Engineering department in BRAC University, Bangladesh. Prior to holding this position, he worked as a Researcher at Networking Lab, Kyung Hee University, South Korea till August 2009. His research interest includes wireless sensor networks, network security, and e-services technologies. He is a recipient of several awards/best paper awards and has several publications in these areas. He has served as a Chair, Organizing Committee Member, and Technical Program Committee member in numerous international conferences/workshops like HPCS, ICA3PP, WiMob, HPCC, IDCS, et cetera. He is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of IJIDCS, an Area Editor of IJCNIS, Associate Editor of IASTED/ACTA Press IJCA, Guest Editor of some special issues of Elsevier’s and Springer’s journals, and Editor of two books. He also serves as a referee of a few renowned journals such as IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (IEEE TDSC), IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (IEEE TVT), IEEE Communications Letters, Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN), Elsevier’s Computer Communications, Computer Standards and Interfaces, IOS Press JHSN, EURASIP JWCN, etc. He is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc), 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.