Call for Book Chapters


Chapter proposal submission deadline: May 20,  2008
Full chapter
June 15  2008


Pervasive Computing : Innovations in Intelligent Multimedia and Applications


Volume (s) Editors: Aboul-Ella Hassanien, Jemal H. Abawajy, Ajith Abraham, Hani Hagras

To be published in "Computer Communications and Networks" published by Springer Verlag, Germany

We have got the following proposal so far.

  • SiC: An agent based architecture for preventing and detecting attacks to ubiquitous databases
  • Resource-aware Fuzzy Logic Control of Video Streaming over IP and Wireless Networks
  • ELDMA: Enhance Load balancing Decision making using Decentralized Mobile Agents Framework
  • Privacy in Pervasive Systems: legal framework and regulatory challenges
  • Multimedia Applications in Computing Education
  • Agent-based Electronic Negotiation and Securing Exchanged Information in e-Commerce 
  • Making the Natural Environment ‘Smart’ – Practical Applications of the Ambient Media Web
  • Semantic Annotation for Discovery and Composition of Web Service at Process-level
  • K-coverage for pervasive measurement in wireless sensor networks
  • Peer-to-Peer Overlay for Pervasive Mobile Ad-hoc Networks
  • A Scalable P2P Video Streaming Framework
  • secured Access to ubiquitous database.
  • Future Hotel Guests’ Technology Needs: Investigations on the Pervasive Computing needs of the Next Generation Hotel Guests
  • Media streaming via peer-to-peer
  • Supporting Frame Chaining within the Same Shot
  • Secure service discovery in pervasive  computing
  • Privacy in Pervasive Computing and Its Relation to Security and Trust
  • Situation-aware Adaptive Processing of Data Streams in Pervasive Computing Environments
  • Integrating User Context into PIM Applications through Three Dimensional Context Computation
  • Performance Analysis of Mobile Ad Hoc Routing Protocols
  • An Architectural Description for Incorporating Context Sensitivity into Web-Service-Based Pervasive Applications
  • Volcano Monitoring: A Case Study in Pervasive Computing
  • HoCa: Hybrid Multiagent Architecture for Home Care
  • Indexation Of  Video Summaries For Quick Video Browsing Video Browsing
  • Wireless Adaptive Therapeutic TeleGaming in a Pervasive Computing Environment
  • A Distributed Ambient Intelligence Based Multi-Agent System for Alzheimer Health Care
  • Context Based Security Architectures in Pervasive Environment: Issues and Challenges
  • AI Techniques in a context-aware ubiquitous environment

  • QoE in Pervasive Telecommunication Systems
  • Smart Suits for Smart Surrounds
  • Multimedia Retargeting: Adapt images and videos to mobile devices
  • A Clubs-based Multi-Swarm Algorithm for Neighbor Selection in P2P Overlay Networks

  Book Objectives & Mission: 

Pervasive computing, often synonymously called ubiquitous computing, is an emerging field of research that brings in revolutionary paradigms for computing models in the 21st century. Pervasive computing is the trend towards increasingly ubiquitous   connected computing devices in the environment, a trend being brought about by a convergence of advanced electronic - and particularly, wireless - technologies and the Internet.  Recent advances in pervasive computers, networks, telecommunications, and information technology, along with the proliferation of multimedia mobile devices—such as laptops, iPods, personal digital assistants (PDA), and cellular telephones—have stimulated the development of intelligent pervasive multimedia applications. These key technologies are creating a multimedia revolution that will have significant impact across a wide spectrum of consumer, business, healthcare, and governmental domains. Yet many challenges remain, especially when it comes to efficiently indexing, mining, querying, searching, and retrieving multimedia data.

  In this book, we would like to gather the latest advances of various topics  in  intelligent multimedia for   pervasive computing   and related areas to showcase their results, launch new ideas, as well as to interact with colleagues from these areas and report how organizations can gain competitive advantages by applying the different techniques in the real-world scenarios. Survey articles that emphasize the research and application of  intelligent   multimedia  in pervasive   computing in a particular domain are greatly welcome.



Topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Intelligent  Multimedia systems in   pervasive  computing;
    • Intelligent   Multimedia Information Security in pervasive computing  
    • A wireless infrastructure for pervasive computing environments
    • Intelligent  Multimedia streaming techniques and architectures pervasive  computing;
    • Privacy in Pervasive Computing
    • Mobile and Wireless Database Access for Pervasive Computing

      Mobile content and application distribution networks;
    • Agent and Intelligent pervasive   Computing;
    • Ambient Intelligence and Pervasive Computing 
    • Location-Based Information Access in Pervasive Computing Environments
    • Multimedia Data Management in Pervasive Computing Environments
    • Service and Semantic intelligent Multimedia  in pervasive  computing;
    • Mobile and Wireless Database Access for Pervasive computing
    • Grid, P2P and Scalable in intelligent Multimedia in  pervasive  computing;
    • Intelligent Mobile and Pervasive Computing
    • Intelligent Buildings and pervasive Computing
    • Interactive multimedia systems and applications;
    • Intelligent Sensor Environment for Pervasive Computing
    • Multimedia languages for pervasive intelligent computing;
    • Security in Ubiquitous databases;

    • Secure and Multimodal Pervasive Environments

    • GRID and distributed systems for intelligent  multimedia content production and retrieval; and

    • Wireless Ad-Hoc and Mesh Networks
    • Quality of Service in computer networks
    • Multimedia Adaptation and Communication
    • Wireless Video Communication
    • Pervasive speech and language technology
    • A Rule-based Method for Improving Adaptability in Pervasive Systems
    • Complexity and Pervasive Computing Environments
    • Web services for content distribution; distribution with P2P architectures
    • Speech and language processing/advanced computer vision
    • Pervasive Differentiated Services:
    • Health Pervasive Systems
    • Novel Applications  that exploit the unique set of advantages offered by intelligent pervasive multimedia computing techniques, including home-networked entertainment, intelligent Building and intelligent ambient and games.
    • Others

  Submission Guidelines and important dates

         Researchers and practitioners are kindly invited to send on or before April  25  2008 a short email to




containing a preliminary title and a short abstract of their chapter. This will facilitate the planning of the review process.  All chapter proposals will be peer reviewed.  Full chapters will be expected by June 15th  2008.


MAY 20  2008

Deadline for chapter proposals ( title and short abstract)

June 15th, 2008

Deadline for full chapters

July 30 , 2008

Notification of acceptance/rejection of chapters

August  30, 2008

Deadline for submission of final chapters

 Original artwork and a signed copyright release forms will be required for all accepted chapters.

Volume Editors



Aboul-Ella Hassanien


Kuwait University

College of Business Administration,

Quantitative Methods and IS  Department

P.O. Box 5486 Safat, 13055,  Kuwait

Tel: 965-4839364





Jemal H. Abawajy,


School of Engineering Information Technology

Deakin University

Geelong, Victoria 3217. AUSTRALIA

Phone: +61 3 5227 1376

Fax: +61 3 5227 2028




  Ajith Abraham,


Center for Quantifiable Quality of Service in Communication Systems 
Norwegian University of Science and Technology,

 O.S. Bragstads plass 2E, N-7491 Trondheim, Norway




  Hani Hagras


University of Essex
Department of Computer Science
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester
Essex CO4 3SQ



About the series "Computer Communications and Networks."

The Computer Communications and Networks series is a range of textbooks, monographs and handbooks. It sets out to provide students, researchers, and non-specialists alike with a sure grounding in current knowledge, together with comprehensible access to the latest developments in computer communications and networking. Emphasis is placed on clear and explanatory styles that support a tutorial approach, so that even the most complex of topics is presented in a lucid and intelligible manner.


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Main contact information


Aboul-Ella Hassanien


Kuwait University

College of Business Administration,

Quantitative Methods and IS  Department

P.O. Box 5486 Safat, 13055,  Kuwait

Tel: 965-4839364




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