International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST)
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International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST)

Editor-in-Chief: Nik Bessis (Edge Hill University, UK)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC and 11 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-3532|EISSN: 1947-3540|DOI: 10.4018/IJDST


The International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST) focuses on integration techniques, methods, and tools employed in applied distributed computing systems, architectures, and technologies. IJDST pays particular attention to this dimension as a means of diversifying and broadening the applicability and scope of knowledge in the area of distributed systems and technologies. This journal is dedicated to push developmental boundaries and publish cutting-edge developments related to science-to-science, science-to-business, business-to-business, business-to-customer, and customer-to-customer interactions.Topics covered by IJDST include but are not limited to the heterogeneity and autonomy of Internet, Web, peer-to-peer, service oriented, grid, next generation grid, next generation technologies and other distributed systems paradigms and concepts; algorithms, software, application, services and technologies integration methods; process, resource, service and data virtualization, sharing, and integration; process, resource, service and resource flow management; scheduling; aspects of quality provision, policies; trust, identity management, forensics and security; application developments centered on the integration and management of various (e-) science-to-science, science-to-business, business-to-business, business-to-customer, and customer-to-customer models.

Topics Covered

  • Distributed concepts, systems, applications, technologies, and advanced paradigms for early warning systems, evacuation processes, climate changes, disaster management, and threat detection including geographical information systems and health informatics
  • Distributed strategies and practices for e-society, global economies, developing countries, and education
  • Distributed systems, system architecture and design, technologies and applications, and their integration methods and tools for performance analysis, verification, testing, and benchmarking and their empirical results
  • Distributed technologies for science or business process, models, and application integration and management such as in operational research, economic models, and supply chain
  • Distributed technology applications and system integration solutions in diverse collaborative environments including but not limited to science, engineering, management, and business
  • Forensics, security, cryptography, threat detection, business continuity, trust, identity management, policies, and quality of service management
  • Innovative developments in distributed computer, operating systems, databases, middleware, networking, and application architecture including design and analysis of distributed algorithms, programming languages, compilers, software tools and middleware environments, autonomy services, IoT, smart environments, cloud computing, service oriented, grid, peer-to-peer, throughput and cluster programming interfaces, scheduling and fault-tolerance service and algorithms, and synchronization and concurrency theory and programming
  • Matching, mapping, and other novel techniques for the integration, management, and interoperability of distributed data, systems, technologies, services, architectures, applications, and legacy systems
  • Novel algorithms, uses, and implications of distributed concepts, models, architectures, technologies, and practices for example in Internet, wireless communications, mobile, ad-hoc networks, and sensors
  • Representation techniques like semantics, meta-data, tagging, clouds, ontologies, and knowledge bases in distributed environments
  • Theories and applications of distributed computing such as algorithms and services, and their implementation in Internet, pervasive and utility computing, IoT, smart environments, cloud computing, peer-to-peer, grid, next generation grid, and next generation technologies
  • Theories, applications, and technologies such as click stream, data mining, databases, data warehouses, web houses, web data centers and sites, mashups, intra-/inter-tagging, IoT, smart environments, cloud computing for managing and integrating linked, streaming, media rich, multimedia, spatial, temporal data, services, and resources
  • Theory and use of distributed technologies for collaborative work, resource sharing, and problem solving
  • Theory of distributed systems and technologies such as parallel or integration algorithms
  • User and community led systems and application development, software engineering modeling, architecture, description, deployment, packaging, interfaces, and distribution
  • Other implications, including scientific or business models, and human and/or market dynamics influencing decisions and transitions within small and large virtual communities or organizations

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST) is to be a timely publication of original and scholarly research contributions, publishing papers in all aspects of the traditional and emerging areas of applied distributed systems and integration research (including data, agent, and mining technologies) such as next generation technologies, next generation grid, and distributed and throughput computing concepts, as well as related theories, applications, and integrations at various levels. Targeting researchers, practitioners, students, academicians, and industry professionals, IJDST provides an international forum for the dissemination of state-of-the-art theories, practices, and empirical research in distributed systems and prompts future community development as a means of promoting and sustaining a network of excellence.

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Nik Bessis is a full Professor of Computer Science and the Head of Department of Computing at Edge Hill University, UK. Prior to that, Nik was a full Professor of Computer Science and the Director of Distributed and Intelligent Systems (DISYS) research centre at the University of Derby, UK. He holds a PhD and a MA from De Montfort University, UK and a BA from TEI of Athens, Greece. Professor Bessis is a Fellow of HEA, BCS and a Senior Member of IEEE. His research is on social graphs for network and big data analytics as well as on developing data push and resource provisioning services in IoT, FI and clouds. He has led several projects worth over £3m. He has published over 250 works and won 4 best paper awards. He has chaired over 40 international events, delivered 4 keynote speeches, edited 4 SIs, 8 books and 9 conference proceedings. His latest 2 edited books on IoTs & big data have been ranked as top 25 & top 40 on Amazon AI book lists. He is also the founding editor-in-chief of IJDST. Professor Bessis has served as an expert evaluator for the Hellenic QAA and, as an assessor for more than 10 Professorships conferment worldwide.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Kan Qiao, Google, United States
Nurbek Saparkhojayev, Khoja Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University, Kazakhstan
Sugam Sharma, Iowa State University, United States
Gurkan Tuna, Trakya University, Turkey ORCID
Associate Editors
Viktor Abrukov, Moscow State Open University, Russian Federation
Ezendu Ariwa, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Eleana Asimakopoulou, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Tatiana Atanasova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria ORCID
Malcolm Atkinson, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Mark Baker, The University of Reading, United Kingdom
Roberto Barbera, INFN Sezione di Catania, Italy
Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
Dickson Chiu, Dickson Computer Systems, Hong Kong
Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, United States
Ching-Hsien Hsu, Asia University, Taiwan, Taiwan
Andrzej Jordan, State College of Computer Sciences and Business Administration, Poland
Ned Kock, Texas A&M International University, United States
Dariusz Król, Wrocùaw University, Poland
Pierre Kuonen, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Carsten Maple, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Anand Nayyar, Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Viet Nam
Iain Phillips, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
R. Ponalagusamy, National Institute of Technology, India
Nandini Prasad K S, Dr. Ambedkar Institute Of Technology, India
Rob Procter, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Alain Roy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
Richard Sinnott, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mohseena Thaseen, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada Unversity , Nanded ORCID
Sergio Toral Marn, University of Seville, Spain
Carsten Trinitis, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Emmanuel Udoh, Sullivan University, United States
Rainer Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Theodora Varvarigou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Michael Vassilakopoulos, University of Central Greece, Greece
Chengdong Wu, Northeastern University, United States
Fatos Xhafa, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain
Yong Yue, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Editorial Review Board
Riduan Abid, Alakhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco
Nabeel Ali, University of Kufa, Iraq ORCID
Habib Ammari, Norfolk State University, United States
Vassiliki Andronikou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Eleana Asimakopoulou, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Mehmet Aydin, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Marina Burakova-Lorgnier, University of Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV, France
Yun-Heh Chen-Burger, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Ioan-Sorin Comşa, Brunel University London, Romania ORCID
Marc Conrad, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Rogério Costa, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, ICAR-CNR and University of Calabria, Italy
Violeta Damjanovic, Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft, Austria
Masoud Daneshtalab, University of Turku, Finland
Alicia Diaz, Univ. Nacional de la Plata, Argentina
James Dooley, City University, United Kingdom
Süleyman Eken, Kocaeli University, Turkey
Dave Evans, University of Derby, United Kingdom
Marco Fargetta, Consorzio COMETA, Italy ORCID
Tim French, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Pedro Furtado, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Michael Gardner, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Mostafa Ghobaei-Arani, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of ORCID
Genoveffa Giambona, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Sergei Gorlatch, University of Muenster, Germany
Ye Huang, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Alexandru Iosup, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Ejub Kajan, State University of Novi Pazar, Serbia ORCID
Sukumar Kumar, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Valery Kuriakin, Intel, Russian Federation
Krzysztof Kurowski, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland
Dimosthenis Kyriazis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Rania Labaki, University of Montesquieu, France
Maozhen Li, Brunel Unviersity, United Kingdom
Wen-Yang Lin, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Mark Liptrott, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Lu Liu, University of Derby, United Kingdom
Athanasios Loukopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
Zaigham Mahmood, Northampton Univ UK; Debesis Education UK; Shijiazhuang Tiedao Uni China, United Kingdom ORCID
Roco Martnez Torres, University of Seville, Spain
Sati McKenzie, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Milan Milanovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Anton Minko, OKTAL, France
Philip Moore, Lanzhou University, United Kingdom ORCID
Rahul Murmuria, AppZen Inc., United States ORCID
Navonil Mustafee, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Gayathri Nadarajan, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Jovita Nenortaitë, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Kashif Nisar, University Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Peter Norrington, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom ORCID
Mariusz Nowostawski, University of Otago, New Zealand
Elpiniki Papageorgiou, TEI of Lamia, Greece
Panayotis Petratos, California State University - Stanislaus, United States
Miltos Petridis, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Simon Polovina, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom ORCID
Florin Pop, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Evangelos Pournaras, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Shansi Ren, Ohio State University, United States
Abhinav Saha, United States
Paul Sant, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Muhammad Sarfraz, Kuwait University, Kuwait ORCID
Vitaly Schetinin, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Hala Skaf-Molli, LORIA, France
Rob Smith, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
George Spanoudakis, City University, United Kingdom
Marcello Trovati, University of Derby, United Kingdom
Konstantinos Tserpes, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Scott Turner, University of Northampton, United Kingdom ORCID
Hossana Twinomurinzi, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Chao Wang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
Steven Warburton, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, Hasselt University, Belgium
Jiaan Zeng, Electronic Arts Inc., United States
Wenbing Zhao, Cleveland State University, United States


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