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Call for Papers –
Special Issue on

Activated & Programmable Internet:
The Converging Technologies for the Internet based Active and Programmable Systems.

in the Journal of Computer Communications

Guest Editor:  Prof. Javed I. Khan, Kent State University

Over the last few years a number of paradigms have emerged on the converging theme of the activated Internet. Paradigms trace back to vastly different origins, but converge on the unifying theme—where the Internet is not only a large network but also a confederated computing and communication platform. The spectrum ranges from grid networking, content services networking, active and programmable networks, sensor computing to the very recent automatic computing.

  • Application services on peer-to-peer networks have recently toppled the Web as the leading consumer of backbone bandwidth. Active proxies are opening a new horizon for such services. 
  • Active networking aims at new network services by adding programmability to network devices.
  • Programmable networking is exploring how the existing protocols on internetworking devices can be made versatile by making their features programmable via open interfaces. 
  • Grid computing targets scientific computing over massive number of networked computers, supercomputers, and massive storage.
  • The latest-- automatic programming envisions the internet as the ultimate computing platform where resources can be adaptively congregated, used, and dismantled- all based on services’ need.

The objective of this special issue of the Journal of Computer & Communication is to showcase some of the brilliant and recent research in these convergent paradigms which merit potential cross fertilization. Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality papers dealing with original and innovative results along the themes. Both theoretical and practical results are highly welcome.
Also we are looking for novel implementation reports. Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Theory, Model & Framework:
    • Languages and models of programmability
    • OS and environments for programming
    • Models & framework for netcentric applications & services
  • Architectures & Protocols:
    • Programmable network and grid architecture & hardware
    • Server architecture for web based computing & service
    • QoS, resource management & synchronization of active systems
    • Security and privacy models for safe internet computing
    • Ubiquity, global portability and mobility architectures
    • Peer-to-peer systems with programmable transport protocols.
    • Extensible network or grid signaling protocols
    • Service dissemination and discovery protocols
  • Application, Services, Implementation & System Reports:
    • Services on active and programmable networks.
    • Integrated content and application services involving proxy.
    • Sensor computing.
    • Grid applications.
    • Automatic services & applications.

  • Submission:  August, 30,  2003
  • Acceptance decision: Mailed to corresponding authors on  Feb 10, 2004
  • Revised Paper due:   March 7, 2004
  • Publication date: Spring/Summer 2004

Authors are invited to submit full papers, following the templates available from the publisher at in electronic form (PDF preferred) to the Guest Editor at the following address:

     Prof. Javed I. Khan
     Department of Computer Science
     Kent State University
     233 MSB, Kent, OH-44242

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