Volume 6 - Issue 2
Guest Editorial: Security in Distributed and Network-Based Computing
- 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, St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies Mechanics and Optics, 49, Kronverkskiy prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia
Keywords: Journal of Wireless Mobile Networks, Ubiquitous Computing, Dependable Applications
Security should be a vitally important property of distributed and networked systems. While attack
tools are becoming more powerful and easy-to-use, research and development of adaptive, active and
intelligent security systems is required. Finding effective ways to protect networked and distributed systems
and data is a very challenging research problem.
The special issue aims to provide the latest developments in the area of security systems. The issue
focuses on problems related to confidentiality, integrity, availability, privacy, dependability and sustainability
of distributed and networked systems.
This special issue includes five papers that outline different aspects of security in distributed and
network-based computing. Most of them are selected from papers submitted to and presented in Special
Session ”Security in Parallel, Distributed and Network-Based Computing (SPDNS 2015)” on 23th
Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and network-based Processing (PDP 2015),
Turku, Finland, 4-6 March 2015.
The first paper , Runtime Model Checking for SLA Compliance Monitoring and QoS Prediction,
proposes a quality of service prediction approach which combines runtime monitoring of the
computer system with probabilistic model-checking on a parametric system model. This approach
is validated by development of a prototype of the quality of service prediction framework, and
experimenting with a smart grids case study.