Communication networks and distributed system technologies are undergoing rapid advancements. The last few years have experienced a steep growth in research on different aspects in these areas. Even though these areas hold great promise for our future, there are several challenges that need to be addressed. This review volume discusses important issues in selected emerging and matured topics in communication networks and distributed systems. It will be a valuable reference for students, instructors, researchers, engineers and strategists in this field.
Network and Information Security; Network Architecture; Mobile Ad Hoc, Sensor and Mesh Networks; Mobile Computing; Network Protocol Design and Analysis; Protocol Verification and Validation; Network Testing; Network Management; Reliability and Fault Tolerance; Multimedia Networking; Quality of Service; Routing and Traffic Engineering; Web Services; Network Programming; Grid Computing; Cluster Computing; Real-Time and Embedded Systems; Internet Computing.