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The Practical Handbook of Internet Computing

1st Edition

Edited by Munindar P. Singh

Chapman and Hall/CRC

1,144 pages | 319 B/W Illus.

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The Practical Handbook of Internet Computing analyzes a broad array of technologies and concerns related to the Internet, including corporate intranets. Fresh and insightful articles by recognized experts address the key challenges facing Internet users, designers, integrators, and policymakers. In addition to discussing major applications, it also covers the architectures, enabling technologies, software utilities, and engineering techniques that are necessary to conduct distributed computing and take advantage of Web-based services.

The Handbook provides practical advice based upon experience, standards, and theory. It examines all aspects of Internet computing in wide-area and enterprise settings, ranging from innovative applications to systems and utilities, enabling technologies, and engineering and management. Content includes articles that explore the components that make Internet computing work, including storage, servers, and other systems and utilities. Additional articles examine the technologies and structures that support the Internet, such as directory services, agents, and policies.

The volume also discusses the multidimensional aspects of Internet applications, including mobility, collaboration, and pervasive computing. It concludes with an examination of the Internet as a holistic entity, with considerations of privacy and law combined with technical content.


"The time is absolutely ripe for this handbook…There is no single source of information that has this breadth today…Finally, there is an examination of the Internet as a holistic system. Topics of privacy, trust, policy, and law are addressed as well as the structure of the Internet and of the Web."

Stuart Feldman, Vice President, Internet Technology, IBM, from the Foreword

"This handbook has been addressed to everyone who needs to find knowledge about all major aspects of internet computing in real life. …The extensive lists of references, internet standards and administrative forums are very important sources."

-Zentralblatt MATH

Table of Contents


Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web

Peter Brusilovsky and Wolfgang Nejdl

Internet Computing Support for Digital Government

Athman Bouguettaya, Abdelmounaam Rezgui, Brahim Medjahed, and Mourad Ouzzani

E-Learning Technology for Improving Business Performance and Lifelong Learning

Darrell Woelk

Digital Libraries

Ed Fox, Lillian Cassel, Hussein Suleman, and Devika Madalli

Collaborative Applications

Prasun Dewan

Internet Telephony

Henning Schulzrinne

Internet Messaging

Maarten van Steen and Jan Mark Warns

Internet-Based Solutions for Manufacturing Enterprise Systems Interoperability - A Standards Perspective

Nenad Ivezic, Boonserm Kulvatunyou, and Albert Jones

Semantic Enterprise Content Management

Mark Fisher and Amit Sheth

Conversational Agents

James Lester, Karl Branting, and Bradford Mott

Internet-Based Games

R. Michael Young


Information Retrieval

Vijay V. Raghavan, Venkat N. Gudivada, Zonghuan Wu, and William I. Grosky

Web Crawling and Search

Todd Miller and Ling Liu

Text Mining

Ian H. Witten

Web Usage Mining and Personalization

Barnshad Mobasher


Joseph Bigus and Jennifer Bigus

Multiagent Systems for Internet Applications

Michael N. Huhns and Larry M. Stephens

Concepts and Practice of Personalization

Manuel Aparicio IV and Munindar P. Singh

Online Marketplaces

Michael P. Wellman

Online Reputation Mechanisms

Chris Dellarocas

Digital Rights Management

Mikhail Atallah, Keith Frikken, Carrie Black, Susan Overstreet, and Pooja Bhatia


Internet-Based Enterprise Architectures

Francois B. Vernadat

XML Core Technologies

Erik Wilde

Advanced XML Technologies

Erik Wilde

Semistructured Data in Relational Databases

Sudarshan Chawathe

Information Security

Elisa Bertino and Elena Ferrari

Understanding Web Services

Rania Khalaf, Francisco Curbera, William A. Nagy, Nirmal Mukhi, Stefan Tai, and Matthew Duftler

Mediators for Querying Heterogeneous Data

Tore Risch

Introduction to Web Semantics

Munindar P. Singh

Information Modeling on the Web

Vipul Kashyap

Semantic Aspects of Web Services

Sinuhe Arroyo, Ruben Lara, Juan Miguel Gomez, David Berka, Ying Ding, and Dieter Fensel

Business Process: Concepts, Systems, and Protocols

Fabio Casati and Akhil Sahai

Information Systems

Eric Yu


Internet Directories and the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

Greg Lavender and Mark Wahl

Peer-to-Peer Systems

Karl Aberer and Manfred Hauswirth

Data and Services for Mobile Computing

Sasikanth Avancha, Dipanjan Chakraborty, Filip Perich, and Anupam Joshi

Pervasive Computing

Semi Helal and Choonhwa Lee

Worldwide Computing Middleware

Gul A. Agha and Carlos A. Varela

Metacomputing and Grid Frameworks

Vaidy Sunderam

Improving Web Site Performance

Arun lyengar, Erich Nahum, Anees Shaikh, and Renu Tewari

Web Caching, Consistency, and Content Distribution

Arun lyengar, Erich Nahum, Anees Shaikh, and Renu Tewari

Content Adaptation and Transcoding

Surendar Chandra


Software Engineering for Internet Applications

Laurie Williams

Web Site Usability Engineering

Melody Y. Ivory

Distributed Storage

Sumeet Sobti and Peter N. Yianilos

System Management and Security Policy Specification

Morris Sloman and Emil Lupu

Distributed Trust

John loannidis and Angelos D. Keromytis

An Overview of Intrusion Detection Techniques

Wenke Lee

Measuring the Internet

Nevil Brownlee and kc claffy

What is Architecture?

Wayne Clark and John Waclawsky

Overlay Networks

Joseph D. Touch

Network and Service Management

Mani Subramaniam


Web Structure

Pinar Yolum

The Internet Policy and Governance Ecosystem

Anthony M. Rutkowski

Human Implications of Internet Technologies

L. Jean Camp and Ka-Ping Yee

The Geographical Diffusion of the Internet in the U.S

Shane M. Greenstein and Jeff Prince

Intellectual Property, Liability, and Contract

Jacqueline Schwerzmann

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
COMPUTERS / Internet / General