Proposal Submission Deadline: December 25, 2010


Internet and Distributed Computing Advancements: Theoretical Frameworks and Practical Applications


A book edited by

Jemal Abawajy1, Mukaddim Pathan2, Mustafizur Rahman3, Al-Sakib Khan Pathan4and Mustafa Mat Deris5

1Deakin University, Australia

2CSIRO, Australia

3The University of Melbourne, Australia

4International Islamic University, Malaysia

5Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia


Publisher: IGI Global




The concept of Internet has been a tremendous success by this time. Other than being a great source of fun and enjoyment, hundreds and thousands of people around the world rely on the Internet for various tasks related to their livelihoods. The overwhelming growth of Internet and its users is a reality, which has put new thoughts among the research community to devise new ideas for giving coverage to a huge number of people around the globe. Distributed computing is facilitating the growth and proper utilization of various internetworking technologies. However, the increasing scale, complexity, heterogeneity, and dynamism of Internet and distributed computing systems with respect to communication networks, resources and applications have made such systems brittle, unmanageable and insecure. Self-managing or autonomic techniques are inspired by biological systems that deal with similar challenges of complexity, dynamism, heterogeneity, and uncertainty, and provide a holistic approach for the development of systems that can adapt themselves to meet requirements of performance, fault tolerance, reliability, security, and Quality of Service (QoS) without manual intervention. The primary objective of this book is to capture the state-of-the-art in design and development of Internet and distributed computing systems leveraging autonomic principles and techniques.


Objective of the Book


This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks, practical experience and the latest research findings in the field of Internet and distributed computing systems. It will be written for graduate students, researchers, academics, and industry practitioners working in the area of Internet and distributed computing who want to improve their understanding of the inter-related topics.


Target Audience


The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of distributed computing and Internet technologies. Moreover, the book will include some chapters written in tutorial style so that the general readers can be able to easily grasp some of the ideas in this area.



 Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Advances in Internet architectures and protocols

- Content delivery networks using storage clouds

- Experiences and case studies with grid/cloud systems and applications

- Content and service distribution in cloud computing infrastructures

- Self-managing grid systems

- Prototypes, tools, and middleware for autonomous distributed systems

- Energy efficient autonomic systems

- Adaptive pricing models for Internet-based systems

- SLA negotiation

- Dynamic resource provisioning

- Dependability  in interconnection networks and collaborative systems

- Context-awareness in network-based applications (VoIP, streaming)

- Network management and traffic engineering

- Security in communication networks

- Virtualized environments

- Plug-and-play configuration of sensor networks

- Sensor network data management

- Wireless networks in smart environments


Submission Procedure


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 25, 2010, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Submissions should be made electronically by using the EasyChair submission system. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by January 20, 2011 about the status of their proposals and sent full chapter submission guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 20, 2011. All submitted chapters will be reviewed by at least two editorial board members. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this book project (




This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2012.


Important Dates


December 25, 2010:              Proposal Submission Due

March 20, 2011:                  Full Manuscript Due

June 20, 2011:                    Acceptance Notification

July 20, 2011:                      Revised Chapter Submission

August 15, 2011:                Final Acceptance Notification

September 15, 2011:         Submission of Final Chapters


Editorial Advisory Board Members (To be confirmed):


Ragib Hasan, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Riaz Ahmed Shaikh, University of Quebec, Canada

Victor Govindaswamy, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, USA

Fahim Kawsar, Lancaster University, UK

Ekram Hossain, University of Manitoba, Canada

George Pallis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Norihiko Yoshida, Saitama University, Japan

Demetrios Zeinalipour, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Carlo Mastroianni, ICAR-CNR, Italy

Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy

Marcos Assuncao, INRIA, France

Borja Sotomayor, University of Chicago, USA

Christian Vecchiola, University of Melbourne, Australia

Ali Salehi, CSIRO, Australia

Saurabh Garg, University of Melbourne, Australia

Sk. Mohammad Rokonuzzaman, Monash University, Australia

Xuan Zhou, CSIRO, Australia

Rajiv Ranjan, University of New South Wales, Australia

Bahman Javadi, University of Melbourne, Australia


Inquiries can be sent to:


A/Professor J. H. Abawajy, 

School of Information Technology

Faculty of Science and Technology,

Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds Campus, Deakin University,

Geelong, Victoria, 3216, Australia.

Tel.: +61 3 5227 1376




Dr. Mukaddim Pathan (Corresponding Editor)

Research Scientist, Information Engineering Laboratory

ICT Center, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)

108 North Road, Acton, ACT 2601, Australia

Tel: +61-2-6216 7097




Dr. Mustafizur Rahman

Research Fellow, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia


Tel: + 61-3-8344 1355



Dr. Al-Sakib Khan Pathan

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Kulliyyah (Faculty) of Information and Communication Technology

International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Jalan Gombak, 53100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel: +603-61964000 Ext. 5653, Cell: +60163910754




Dr Mustafa Mat Deris

Professor, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia (UTHM)

Batu Pahat, Johor, 86400, Malaysia

Tel: +607-4538311