Web-Based Multimedia Advancements in Data Communications and Networking Technologies

Web-Based Multimedia Advancements in Data Communications and Networking Technologies

Varadharajan Sridhar (Sasken Communication Technologies, India) and Debashis Saha (Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India)
Release Date: August, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 355
ISBN13: 9781466620261|ISBN10: 1466620269|EISBN13: 9781466620278|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2026-1


New data communication technologies, and the resulting policies and management, can have a profound effect on the success of business organizations. By quantifying the impact of these new innovations, researchers can help these businesses thrive in the networking and business data communications fields.

Web-Based Multimedia Advancements in Data Communications and Networking Technologies highlights comprehensive research which will enable readers to understand, manage, use, and maintain business data communication networks more effectively. It also addresses key technology, management, and policy issues for utilizing data communications and networking in business and the current best practices for aligning this important technology with the strategic goals of the organization.

Topics Covered

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

  • Autonomic Pervasive Computing
  • Business data communications
  • E-Commerce Applications
  • MANETs
  • Mobile Computing and Multimedia
  • Network Management Technologies
  • Semantic Mobile Applications
  • Social Network Service Threads
  • Structured and Unstructured Sources

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Varadharajan Sridhar is a Research Fellow at Sasken Communication Technologies, Bangalore (India) wherein he looks after strategic research initiatives, knowledge management, and academic partnerships. Prior to Sasken, he was a professor of information management and Dean (Research and Consulting) at the Management Development Institute (India). He had also taught at Ohio University and American University in the US; University of Auckland in New Zealand, and at the Indian Institute of Management (Lucknow, India). He received his BE from the University of Madras (India), Post Graduate Diploma in industrial engineering from the National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering (Mumbai, India), and PhD in MIS from the University of Iowa (USA). Dr. Sridhar's primary research interests are in the area of telecommunication management and policy and global software development. He has published many research articles, business cases, and chapters in edited books in his area of research. The book co-edited by him titled “Recent Advances in Broadband Integrated Network Operations and Services Management” was published by IGI Global in 2011. His latest book titled “The Telecom Revolution in India: Technology, Regulation and Policy” has been published by the Oxford University Press India in October 2011. He has been a member of the Government of India committees in telecom and IT. Dr. Sridhar contributes regularly in leading Indian business newspapers on telecom policy related issues. He is the Co-Editor of International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Global Information Management. He is a member of Association for Computing Machinery and Association of Information Systems.
Debashis Saha is a professor with the MIS Group, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta. He is the immediate past chairman of the MIS Group. Previously, he was with CSE Department at Jadavpur University (Kolkata, India). He received a BE (Hons) degree from Jadavpur University (Kolkata, India), and the MTech and PhD degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) all in electronics and telecommunication engineering. His research interests include pervasive communication and computing, network operations, management and security, wireless networking and mobile computing, ICT for development, and network economics. He has supervised thirteen doctoral theses, published about 200 research papers in various conferences and journals, and directed four funded research projects on networking. He has co-authored several book chapters, a monograph, and five books including Networking Infrastructure for Pervasive Computing: Enabling Technologies and Systems (Norwell, MA: Kluwer, 2002) and Location Management and Routing in Mobile Wireless Networks (Boston, MA: Artech House, 2003). Dr. Saha is the recipient of the prestigious career award for Young Teachers from AICTE, Government of India, and is a SERC Visiting Fellow with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. He is a Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (WAST), Senior Life Member of Computer Society of India, Senior Member of IEEE, and a member of the International Federation of Information Processing Working Group’s 6.8 and 6.10. He is the founding Chair of Calcutta Chapter of IEEE Communications Society.