- Igor Kotenko
Laboratory of Computer Security Problems, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS), 39, 14 Liniya, St. Petersburg, 199178, Russia
Guest Editorial: Intelligent Distributed Computing
Intelligent distributed computing is an integrated research based on synergies between two main research and development directions intelligent computing and distributed computing. Now it is derived as from classical areas of artificial intelligence and distributed models and applications, as well as from new solutions inspired by computational intelligence, high-performance architectures, ephemeral and unreliable computing, multi-agent systems, swarm systems and many others. The special issue is aimed to demonstrate some of the latest developments in the area of intelligent distributed computing. The issue focuses on problems related to theoretical and practical issues of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, designing a quadrocopter fail-safe algorithm, a Wi-Fi access based on an electronic identity infrastructure, and using mobile phones to monitor the status of patients. The first paper, Why would we get attacked? An analysis of attacker’s aims behind DDoS attacks, considers an integrate approach to analyze the motives and strategies of attackers that realize DDoS attacks. The suggested approach combines frameworks of several crime opportunity theories. To estimate the reasons for selecting a victim, the authors make use of socio-cultural, economic and political aspects.