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Next Generation Content Delivery Infrastructures: Emerging Paradigms and Technologies

Next Generation Content Delivery Infrastructures: Emerging Paradigms and Technologies
Author(s)/Editor(s): Giancarlo Fortino (Università della Calabria, Italy) and Carlos E. Palau (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)
Copyright: ©2012
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1794-0
ISBN13: 9781466617940
ISBN10: 1466617942
EISBN13: 9781466617957


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In the midst of the current computing revolution, users demand ever-enhanced and reliable content delivery networks (CDNs) as a means to access the latest online video, news article, music, and or other information. These delivery networks have the potential to improve users' experiences and decrease network response time, while also allowing content providers to invest in a shared infrastructure at reduced cost.

Next Generation Content Delivery Infrastructures delivers state-of-the-art research on current and future Internet-based content delivery networking topics, bringing to the forefront novel problems that demand investigation. This book opens up new perspectives in Internet technologies, raising new issues in the architecture, design, and implementation of existing CDNs.

Author's/Editor's Biography

Giancarlo Fortino (Ed.)
Giancarlo Fortino is an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at the Department of Electronics, Informatics and Systems (DEIS) of the University of Calabria, Rende, Italy. He received a Laurea degree and a PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Calabria, in 1995 and 2000, respectively. He has been a visiting researcher at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), Berkeley (CA – USA), in 1997 and 1999, and visiting professor at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia. His research interests include distributed computing and networks, agent systems, agent oriented software engineering, wearable computing, wireless sensor networks, streaming content distribution networks, and workflow management systems. He is author of over 150 papers in international journals, conferences and books. He is active in the organization of int’l conferences and workshops and currently serves in the editorial board of the Journal of Networks and Computer Applications (Elsevier). He is also co-founder and president of SenSysCal S.r.l., a spin-off of University of Calabria, whose mission is the development of innovative systems and services based on wireless sensor networks for health care, energy management and structural health.

Carlos Palau (Ed.)
Carlos E. Palau received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Dr.Ing.) degrees, both in telecommunication engineering, from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (UPV) in 1993 and 1997, respectively. He is Full Professor in the ETSIT at UPV, and works in the Distributed Real-Time Systems research group of the Departamento de Comunicaciones. He is currently involved in research and development projects for the application of multimedia and real-time technologies to industry, defense and communications, wireless sensor networks and content distribution. Dr. Palau is involved in several IPCs of national and international conferences. He has chaired IASTED Communications Systems and Networks since 2002. He is co-author of more than 150 refereed papers in international Journals and Conferences. Prof Palau is Senior Member of IEEE.


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