Special Issue "Security for Next Generation Wireless and Decentralized Systems"
A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2010)
Prof. Dr. Ralf Steinmetz
Head, Multimedia Communications Lab (KOM), Technical University of Darmstadt, Merckstr. 25, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany
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Interests: networked multimedia issues, seamless multimedia communications, network dependability and security, quality of service, content distribution networks, context aware communications, media semantics, mobility, Internet telephony, telemedia learning
Evolving communication paradigms such as mobile ad hoc, mesh, and sensor networks as well as peer-to-peer applications demand for novel security solutions. Due to the changed characteristics compared to today's networks, these systems are beyond the protection of (most of) today's security mechanisms. New approaches that are able to handle the challenging conditions have to be developed. In this process, the mutual influence of security and quality of service/experience has to be considered as an integral element. This way, coexistence of security and performance can be achieved in order to further catalyze the evolution.