1st Edition

Distributed Networks Intelligence, Security, and Applications

Edited By Qurban A. Memon Copyright 2014
    412 Pages 176 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    412 Pages 176 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    For many civilian, security, and military applications, distributed and networked coordination offers a more promising alternative to centralized command and control in terms of scalability, flexibility, and robustness. It also introduces its own challenges. Distributed Networks: Intelligence, Security, and Applications brings together scientific research in distributed network intelligence, security, and novel applications. The book presents recent trends and advances in the theory and applications of network intelligence and helps you understand how to successfully incorporate them into distributed systems and services.

    Featuring contributions by leading scholars and experts from around the world, this collection covers:

    • Approaches for distributed network intelligence
    • Distributed models for distributed enterprises, including forecasting and performance measurement models
    • Security applications for distributed enterprises, including intrusion tackling and peer-to-peer traffic detection
    • Future wireless networking scenarios, including the use of software sensors instead of hardware sensors
    • Emerging enterprise applications and trends such as the smartOR standard and innovative concepts for human–machine interaction in the operating room

    Several chapters use a tutorial style to emphasize the development process behind complex distributed networked systems and services, which highlights the difficulties of knowledge engineering of such systems. Delving into novel concepts, theories, and advanced technologies, this book offers inspiration for further research and development in distributed computing and networking, especially related to security solutions for distributed environments.

    Distributed Network Intelligence and Systems

    Cooperative Regression-Based Forecasting in Distributed Traffic Networks
    Jelena Fiosina and Maksims Fiosins

    A Sensor Data Aggregation System Using Mobile Agents
    Tomoki Yoshihisa, Yuto Hamaguchi, Yoshimasa Ishi, Yuuichi Teranishi, Takahiro Hara and Shojiro Nishio

    Underlay-Aware Distributed Service Discovery Architecture with Intelligent Message Routing
    Haja M. Saleem, Seyed M. Buhari, Mohammad Fadzil Hassan and Vijanth S. Asirvadam

    System-Level Performance Simulation of Distributed Embedded Systems via ABSOLUT
    Subayal Khan, Jukka Saastamoinen, Jyrki Huusko, Juha Korpi, Juha-Pekka Soininen and Jari Nurmi

    Self-Organizing Maps: The Hybrid SOM–NG Algorithm
    Mario J. Crespo, Iván Machón, Hilario López and Jose Luis Calvo

    A Semi-Supervised and Active Learning Method for Alternatives Ranking Functions
    Faïza Dammak, Hager Kammoun and Abdelmajid Ben Hamadou

    Distributed Network Security

    Tackling Intruders in Wireless Mesh Networks
    Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Shapla Khanam, Habibullah Yusuf Saleem and Wafaa Mustafa Abduallah

    Semi-Supervised Learning BitTorrent Traffic Detection
    Raymond Siulai Wong, Teng-Sheng Moh and Melody Moh

    Developing a Content Distribution System over a Secure Peer-to-Peer Middleware
    Ana Reyna, Maria-Victoria Belmonte and Manuel Díaz

    Applications and Trends in Distributed Enterprises

    User Activity Recognition through Software Sensors
    Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, Kamran Taj Pathan and Yi Hong

    Multi-Agent Framework for Distributed Leasing-Based Injection Mould Remanufacturing
    Bo Xing, Wen-Jing Gao and Tshilidzi Marwala

    The Smart Operating Room: smartOR
    Marcus Köny, Julia Benzko, Michael Czaplik, Björn Marschollek, Marian Walter, Rolf Rossaint, Klaus Radermacher and Steffen Leonhardt

    Distributed Online Safety Monitor Based on Multi-Agent System and AADL Safety Assessment Model
    Amer Dheedan

    State of the Art of Service-Level Agreements in Cloud Computing
    Mohammed Alhamad

    Used Products Return Service Based on Ambient Recommender Systems to Promote Sustainable Choices
    Wen-Jing Gao, Bo Xing and Tshilidzi Marwala



    Qurban A. Memon earned his M.S. from the University of Gainesville, Florida, and his Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida, Orlando. He is currently an associate professor in the Electrical Engineering Department of the College of Engineering at UAE University, Al-Ain. His research interests include intelligent systems and networks, and he has authored or coauthored more than 80 research papers and executed research grants and development projects in the area of microcontroller-based systems, intelligent systems, and networks. Dr. Memon has served as a reviewer for many international journals and conferences and as a session chair at various conferences. He has five years of industrial experience working as an engineer to install, test, and commission telecom and embedded systems equipment.