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Call for Chapters on Mobile Peer-to-Peer Computing

From: Boon-Chong Seet <bcseet@ieee.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 14:33:09 +0800
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Mobile Peer-to-Peer Computing for Next Generation Distributed Environments: 
Advancing Conceptual and Algorithmic Applications

A Handbook of Research to be published by IGI Global (USA)

Call for Chapters

Computing systems play an essential role as an indispensable nervous system 
of modern society. In recent years, Peer-to-Peer (P2P) computing has gained
significant attention from both industry and research communities. A key 
attraction of P2P systems is their ability to scale without requiring 
expensive and powerful servers, primarily because P2P systems work by 
distributing functionality and harnessing resources across a large number of 
independent peers. In addition to having high scalability, such systems are 
also inherently robust and fault tolerant since there is no centralized 
server, and the network is inherently self-organized.

Today, P2P technology has been widely embraced by Internet users, and has 
seen highly successful applications in such areas as digital data sharing, 
voice over peer-to-peer, distributed computing, and distributed storage. 
With rapid advances in mobile wireless technologies, it is envisioned that a 
significant portion of future users of P2P systems will be based on mobile 
wireless networks, including emerging mobile ad hoc, sensor, and mesh 
networks. As contemporary P2P models, systems, and applications are designed 
primarily for the Internet, research is needed to re-examine their 
viability, and to invent new approaches to P2P computing in a mobile 
environment. Thus, Mobile P2P computing is increasingly emerging as an 
important paradigm for building next generation distributed mobile
applications. The P2P computing model is applicable not only for 
applications that involve interactions between humans, but also interactions 
between humans and machines, and between machines themselves on the move.

This books aims to offer a good balance of coverage between 
theoretical/algorithmic and practical/applied interests on major topics of 
this emerging discipline. The overall objectives of this book are to capture 
the current state-of-the-art research and to present this much needed body 
of knowledge in a clear and coherent way that will serve an invaluable 
resource for both academics and industry professionals alike. By providing a 
definitive resource in a single volume for both novice and experienced 
researchers and practitioners, this book comes as a timely contribution to 
the growing research community in Mobile P2P computing. Topics of coverage 
include, but are not limited to the following:

- Fundamentals and theoretical foundations of Mobile P2P computing
- Empirical studies of Mobile P2P systems and applications
- Integration and interworking of Fixed and Mobile P2P systems
- Theoretical modeling, analysis and evaluation of Mobile P2P networks
- Security, trust, and privacy issues in Mobile P2P computing
- Novel applications, services, and middleware support for Mobile P2P users
- Delay or disruption tolerant Mobile P2P networks
- P2P-based sensing, fusion, and dissemination in mobile environments
- Models of sentient computing in Mobile P2P environments
- Nature or bio-inspired Mobile P2P computing
- P2P overlays for mobile ad hoc, sensor, and mesh networks
- Social and game theoretic approaches to Mobile P2P computing
- Self-organizing, self-optimizing, and self-recovery of Mobile P2P systems
- Cooperation in Mobile P2P systems
- P2P-based management of mobile resources
- Live or on-demand P2P media streaming over mobile networks
- Context-awareness in Mobile P2P environments
- Economics and mobile business models of Mobile P2P services

Prospective authors are invited to submit via e-mail on or before January 
31, 2008, a 2-5 page manuscript proposal clearly explaining the objectives, 
scope of contents, and organization of the proposed chapter. Authors of 
accepted proposals will be notified by February 28, 2008 about the status of 
their proposals, and will be provided with guidelines for writing their full 
chapters (7,000 - 10,000 words), expected to be submitted by May 30, 2008. 
All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. The 
book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global, www.igi-global.com, 
publisher of the IGI Publishing (formerly Idea Group Publishing), 
Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing, Information 
Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference), and Medical Information 
Science Reference imprints.

If you are interested in becoming a part of this new book by serving as a 
guest reviewer of submitted articles, you are cordially invited to forward 
your name, professional title, address, a brief statement of your 
qualifications, and your areas of expertise to the editor at the e-mail 
address listed below.

This call for chapters is also available online at: 

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or 
by mail to:

Boon-Chong Seet (Dr)
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Email: bcseet@ieee.org 
Received on Monday, 17 December 2007 13:19:19 UTC

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