Vijay Kumar is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Next-Generation Computing (IJNGC). Prof. Kumar received his undergraduate and post graduate degrees in Physics, with specialization in Crystallography, from Ranchi University, India. He started his education in Computer Science in University of Cambridge, England, and completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the Universities of Manchester and Southampton in the U.K. He moved to the United States in 1983 and held faculty positions at the University of Cleveland, Ohio and University of Massachusetts, Boston before joining the University of Missouri-Kansas. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in reputed international journals and conferences, besides 4 text-books and has been the Principal Investigator on 10 research projects from the Government and the Industry. His current research interests include mobile databases, web services, bio-informatics and sensor networks.

Advisory Board

S. Sitharama Iyengar is Professor at Florida International University, Florida, USA. He is a pioneer in the field of distributed sensor networks, computational aspects of robotics, and many real-time critical event applications. Iyengar has published over 400 research papers in journals and conferences and has authored, co-authored, and edited 14 texts in the areas of parallel algorithms, sensor networks, wavelets, robotics, and computer modeling of complex biological systems. He has graduated over 40 Ph.D. Students. Dr. Iyengar is the founding Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks and has been an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computers and on Data and Knowledge Engineering. Dr. Iyengar is IEEE and ACM Fellow. In 1998, he was awarded the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Achievement Award and is an IEEE Golden Core Member. Professor Iyengar earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Bangalore University and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and a doctoral degree from Mississippi State University.

Sushil Jajodia is a BDM International Professor of Information Technology and the director of Center for Secure Information Systems at the George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA. Dr. Jajodia received his PhD from the University of Oregon, Eugene. The scope of his current research interests encompasses information secrecy, privacy, integrity, and availability problems in military, civil, and commercial sectors. He has authored six books, edited thirty four books and conference proceedings, and published more than 350 technical papers in the refereed journals and conference proceedings. He is also a holder of two patents and has several patent applications pending. He received the 1996 Kristian Beckman award from IFIP TC 11 for his contributions to the discipline of Information Security, 2000 Outstanding Research Faculty Award from Mason's Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering, and 2008 ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award for his research and teaching contributions to the information security field and his service to ACM SIGSAC and the computing community. He has been named a Golden Core member for his service to the IEEE Computer Society.

Sartaj Sahni is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering at the University of Florida. He is also a Fellow of IEEE, ACM, AAAS and a Distinguished Alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. In 1997, he was awarded the IEEE Computer Society Taylor L. Booth Education Award "for contributions to Computer Science and Engineering education in the areas of data structures, algorithms, and parallel algorithms", and in 2003, he was awarded the IEEE Computer Society W. Wallace McDowell Award "for contributions to the theory of NP-hard and NP-complete problems". Dr. Sahni received his B.Tech. (Electrical Engineering) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Cornell University. Dr. Sahni has published over three hundred research papers and written 15 texts. His research publications are on the design and analysis of efficient algorithms, parallel computing, interconnection networks, design automation, and medical algorithms.

Prof. Mahadev Satyanarayanan (Satya) is an experimental computer scientist who has pioneered research in mobile and pervasive computing. One outcome is the open-source Coda File System, which supports distributed file access in low-bandwidth and intermittent wireless networks through disconnected and bandwidth-adaptive operation. Many Coda concepts can be found in the hotsync capability of PDAs today. Key ideas from Coda have been incorporated by Microsoft into the IntelliMirrorcomponent of Windows 2000 and the Cached Exchange Mode of Outlook 2003. Satya is a co-inventor of many supporting technologies relevant to mobile and pervasive computing, such as data staging, lookaside caching, translucent caching and application-aware adaptation. Satya is the Carnegie Group Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. From May 2001 to May 2004 he served as the founding director of Intel Research Pittsburgh, one of four university-affiliated research labs established worldwide by Intel to create disruptive information technologies through its Open Collaborative Research model. Satya received the PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon, after Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Pervasive Computing.

Prof.Kitsuregawa received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo in 1983. He is currently a professor and a director of the Center for Information Fusion at the Institute of Industrial Science of the University of Tokyo. Also he is a director of Institute of Earth Observation Data Integratoin and Fusion Research. His current research interests include database engineering, web mining, parallel database processing/data mining, advanced storage system architecture, digital earth etc. He is serving a science advisor of Ministry of Education(MEXT) and also a principal investigator of one the largest IT project, 'Cyber Infrastructure for Information Explosion Era(2005-2011)' funded by MEXT where more than 250 researchers join. He also served an advisor of 'Grand Information Voyage Project (2007-2010)' by METI. He is a fellow of Information Processing Society of Japan and a fellow of Institute of Electronic, Information, and Communication Engineers Japan. He is serving Asian Coordinator of IEEE TCDE. He was awarded ACM SIGMOD E. F. Codd Innovation Award for the contribution to the high performance database technology in 2009.

Prof. M. Tamer Özsu is Professor of Computer Science at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science of the University of Waterloo. He was the Director of the Cheriton School of Computer Science from January 2007 to June 2010. Previously he was with the Department of Computing Science of the University of Alberta (1984 - 2000). His current research focuses on three areas: (a) Internet-scale data distribution, (b) multimedia data management, and (c) management of large-scale graph data.

He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a member of Sigma Xi. He has held a University Research Chair (2004-2011) and a Faculty Research Fellowship (2000 - 2003) at the University of Waterloo, and a McCalla Research Professorship (1993-1994) at the University of Alberta. He was awarded the ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award in 2006, and The Ohio State University College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2008.

Dr. Özsu is the co-author, with Patrick Valduriez, of the book Principles of Distributed Database Systems, which is now in its third edition. He is also the co-editor-in-chief, with Ling Liu, of the Encyclopedia of Database Systems (Springer). He is the Series Editor of Synthesis Lectures on Data Management (Morgan & Claypool). He serves on the editorial boards of three journals, and two book Series. He has served as the Program Chair and General Chair of a number of international conferences

Editoral Board

Dr. Ankur Gupta is the Director at the Model Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jammu, besides being a Professor at the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering. Prior to joining MIET, he worked as a Software Analyst at Hewlett-Packard, India. He has a wide range of software design and development experience in e-commerce and network management domains. He has 12 patents pending at the US and Indian Patents and Trademarks Offices and over 40 published research papers in international journals/conferences. Prof. Gupta pursued his engineering education at BITS, Pilani, India from where he has a MS, Software Systems and B.E (Hons) Computer Science degrees. He completed his PhD at the National Institute of Technology, India. His research interests are in cloud computing, P2P networks, network management and software engineering. He is the founding Managing Editor of the International Journal of Next-Generation Computing (IJNGC) and a recipient of the AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) Career Award for Young Teachers. He has received faculty awards from IBM, EMC and received over Rs. 1 Crore of competitive grants. He is a senior member of the ACM, senior member IEEE and life member of the CSI

Arkady Zaslavsky is holding a Personal Chair (Chaired Professor) at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. He received MSc in Applied Mathematics majoring in Computer Science from Tbilisi State University (Georgia, USSR) and PhD in Computer Science from the Moscow Institute for Control Sciences (IPU-IAT), USSR Academy of Sciences in 1987. Arkady Zaslavsky has published more than 240 research publications throughout his professional career. He organized and chaired many workshops and conferences in mobile computing area, including "Mobility in Databases and Distributed Systems" and International Conference on Mobile Data Management, MDM2003. He is a "Distributed databases" area editor for IEEE Computing-Online. His research interests include mobile and pervasive computing; distributed and mobile agents and objects; wireless networks; distributed computing and database systems; distributed object technology and mobile commerce. He is a member of ACM, IEEE Computer and Communications Societies.

Ashwani Kumar Ramani is a professor in the School of Computer Science at Devi Ahilya University. He received his Master of Engineering (Digital Systems) and Ph.D, from Devi Ahilya University (formerly University of Indore), Indore, India in 1986 and 1990 respectively. Dr. Ramani' s areas of interest in teaching and research are Computer Architecture, Information Systems, System Analysis and Design, Database Systems, Information Technology Project Management, Communication and Computer Networks (Optical and Wireless Networks), Information Architecture, High Performance Computing, and Modelling and Simulation. He has over 80 papers to his credit and supervised fourteen doctoral students. He has served on program committees of various international conferences. He is member of IEEE, ISTE (India), and CSI (India).

Athman Bouguettaya is a Science Leader in Service Computing at CSIRO ICT Centre at Canberra, Australia. He received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1992. He has previously held faculty positions at Virginia Tech. He is on the editorial boards of several journals, including the VLDB Journal, the Distributed and Parallel Databases Journal, the International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, and the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. He has published more than 130 papers in journals and conferences in the area of databases and service computing (e.g., IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, ACM Transactions on the Web,VLDB Journal, SIGMOD, ICDE, VLDB, and EDBT). His current research interests are in the foundations of Web service management systems. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Senior Member of the ACM.

Bharat Bhargava is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science with a courtesy appointment in the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Purdue University. Professor Bhargava is conducts research in security and privacy in distributed systems and Cloud environments. Professor Bhargava is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers. In 1999, he received the IEEE Technical Achievement Award for a major impact of his decade long contributions to foundations of adaptability in communication and distributed systems. He has been awarded the charter Gold Core Member distinction by the IEEE Computer Society for his distinguished service. He serves on thirteen editorial boards of international journals. He has served on the IEEE Computer Society on Technical Achievement award and Fellow committees. Professor Bhargava is the founder of the IEEE Symposium on Reliable and Distributed Systems, IEEE conference on Digital Library, and the ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management.

Bronis R. de Supinski is the co-leader in the Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program's Application Development Environment and Performance Team (ADEPT) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). His research interests include high performance computer architectures, performance modeling and analysis, message passing implementations and tools, memory performance improvement, cache coherence and distributed shared memory, consistency semantics and programming models. Bronis earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia in 1998. Currently, his projects include applications of data mining techniques to performance analysis and modeling, scalable debugging methods, investigations into mechanisms and tools to improve memory performance among others. Throughout his career, Bronis has won several awards, including the prestigious Gordon Bell Prize in 2005 and 2006. He is a member of the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society

Chao-Tung Yang is a Professor of Computer Science at Tunghai University in Taiwan. He received a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan, in 1990, and the M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1992. He received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from National Chiao Tung University in July 1996. He won the 1996 Acer Dragon Award for an outstanding Ph.D. dissertation. He got the Excellent Research Award from Tunghai University in 2007. He is on the editorial board of International Journal of Communication Systems (IJCS), Journal of Convergence Information Technology (JCIT), International Journal of Future Generation Communication and Networking (IJFGCN) and a few others. His research interests are in grid and cluster computing, parallel and multi-core computing, and Web-based applications. He is a member of the the ACM and IEEE Computer Society and ACM.

Domenico Talia is a Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Calabria, Italy. He received the Laurea degree in Physics at University of Calabria. His research interests include Grid services, distributed knowledge discovery, parallel and distributed data mining algorithms, cloud computing, and peer-to-peer systems. Talia published five books and more than 250 papers in international journals such as Communications of the ACM, Computer, IEEE TKDE, IEEE TSE, IEEE TSMC-B, IEEE Micro, ACM Computing Surveys, FGCS, Parallel Computing, IEEE Internet Computing and conference proceedings. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Future Generation Computer Systems journal, the International Journal on Web and Grid Services, the Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience journal and many others. He served as a member of the Executive Committee of the CoreGRID Network of Excellence.

Evaggelia Pitoura is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Ioannina, Greece. She obtained her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees both in computer science from Purdue University in 1993 and 1995, respectively. Her main research interests are in network-centric databases and more recently in preferences and ranking. She has published more than 100 papers in these areas. She is the recipient of the ICDE 1999 Best Paper Award and of a Marie Curie EC Fellowship in 2009. Among others, she has served as an area-chair for ICDE in 2005 and 2008, as poster co-chair for WWW 2010 and is a PC group leader for SIGMOD 2010.

Farhad Arbab is a Professor of Computer Science at the Leiden University (LIACS), and a Senior Researcher in the Software Engineering Department (SEN) at the Dutch National Research Center for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI). He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1982. His current fields of interest include Software Composition, Service Oriented Computing, Component Based Software, Concurrency Theory, Coordination Models and Languages, Parallel and Distributed Computing, Visual Programming Environments, Constraints, Logic and Object Oriented Programming. He now works on the development, implementation, and applications of Reo: an exogenous coordination model whose formal semantics is based on a calculus of channel composition, which offers a visual glue-code language for construction of coordinating connectors in distributed, mobile, and dynamically reconfigurable component based systems

Gagan Agrawal is a professor of computer science at Ohio State University. He received his B. Tech degree from IIT Kanpur and MS and PhD degrees from University of Maryland, College Park. His research interests include high performance computing, cloud and grid computing, scientific data management, and data mining. He has published more than 150 papers in his 16 year research career. He has graduated 9 Ph.Ds (currently working with another 7 Ph.D students) and his research has been supported by more than 7 million dollars of funding from government agencies.

Ling Liu is a Professor in the School of Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology. There she directs the research programs in Distributed Data Intensive Systems Lab (DiSL), examining various aspects of data intensive systems with the focus on performance, availability, security, privacy, and energy efficiency. Prof. Liu has published over 250 International journal and conference articles in the areas of databases, distributed systems, and Internet Computing. Prof. Liu has served as general chair and PC chairs of several IEEE and ACM conferences in data engineering and distributed computing fields and is a co-editor-in-chief of the 5 volume Encyclopedia of Database Systems (Springer). She is currently on the editorial board of several international journals, including Distributed and Parallel Databases (DAPD, Springer), Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), IEEE Transactions on Service Computing (TSC), and Wireless Network (WINET, Springer).

Mukesh Singhal is a Professor and Gartener Group Endowed Chair in Network Engineering in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Kentucky, Lexington. He received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering with high distinction from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India, in 1980 and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park, in May 1986. His current research interests include distributed systems, cloud computing, wireless and mobile computing systems, computer security, and performance evaluation. He has published over 200 refereed articles in these areas. He has co-authored four books in core computer science area. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

Ouri Wolfson is the Richard and Loan Hill Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His main research areas are in database systems, distributed systems, and mobile/pervasive computing. He received his B.A. degree in mathematics, and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, USA. He is the founder of Mobitrac, a high-tech start-up specializing in advanced fleet management software. Dr. Wolfson has authored over 160 publications, and holds six patents. He is an ACM Fellow Computing Machinery, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a University of Illinois Scholar for 2009, and serves on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, the Springer's Wireless Networks Journal, J. Ross Publishing Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research, Journal of Spatial Information Science, and is a past editor of the ACM SIGMOD Digital Review.

Peter Scheuermann is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University. During 1997-1998 he served as Program Director for Operating Systems at the NSF. Dr. Scheuermann has served on the editorial board of the Communications of ACM, The VLDB Journal, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering and is currently an associate editor of Data and Knowledge Engineering. His research interests are in distributed database systems, mobile computing, sensor networks and data mining. He has published more than 120 journal and conference papers. His research has been funded by NSF, NASA, HP, Northrop Grumman, and BEA, among others. Peter Scheuermann is a Fellow of IEEE and AAAS.

Dr. Robert C. H. Hsu is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Engineering at Chung Hua University, Taiwan. He received B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Tung Hai University and Feng Chia University, Taiwan, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. His research interests include Parallel and distributed computing, Cloud and Grid computing, P2P computing, Pervasive computing, Services computing, RFID and smart homes. Dr. Hsu has published more than 150 referred papers in journals and conferences. He is a member of editorial boards of International Journal of Communication Systems, International Journal of Computational Science, International Journal of Grid and High, and Performance Computing. Dr. Hsu is a member of Phi Tau Phi honor society and IEEE senior member. He is a recipient of the outstanding researcher award by Chung Hua University in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and earned distinguished research award in 2008.

Sanjay Kumar Madria is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA. He received his Ph.D. in 1995 in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India. He has published more than 120 Journal and conference papers in the areas of mobile computing, sensor networks, security, XML, web data warehousing, and databases in general. He co-authored a book entitled "Web Data Management: A Warehouse Approach" published by Springer-Verlag. He received UMR faculty excellence award in 2007, Japanese Society for Promotion of Science invitational fellowship in 2006, and Air Force Research Lab's visiting faculty fellowship in 2008. He is IEEE Senior Member and a speaker under IEEE Distinguished Visitor program.

Shamkant Navathe is a Professor in the College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. He is known for his work on database modeling, database conversion, database design, distributed database fragmentation, allocation, and redesign, and database integration. He has served as an associate editor of ACM Computing Surveys. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Data and Knowledge Engineering and serves on the editorial board of a number of reputed journals. He is a co-author of the leading database book Fundamentals of Database Systems with R. Elmasri. Dr. Navathe received a BE in Electrical Communications Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, an MS from Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan (1976). Navathe has over 100 refereed publications in journals and conference proceedings. He has been an elected member of the International VLDB foundation.

Sherali Zeadally is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology at the University of the District of Columbia, USA. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Computer Science from University of Cambridge, England, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science from University of Buckingham, England, in 1996. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) registered with the Engineering Council in the United Kingdom. He is the Founder of the NEtwork Systems laboratory (NEST) at the University of the District of Columbia. His research has been funded by NSF, NASA, Cisco, HP, Microsoft, Compaq, IBM, Intel, Sun Microsystems, Ixia Corporation, and others.

Dr. Shu-Ching Chen is a Professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS), Florida International University (FIU), Miami since August 2009. He received Master's degrees in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Civil Engineering in 1992, 1995, and 1996, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1998, all from Purdue University, USA. His main research interests include distributed multimedia database management systems and multimedia data mining. Dr. Chen has authored or coauthored more than 200 research papers. He was awarded the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) Society's Outstanding Contribution Award in 2005 and was co-recipient of the IEEE Most Active SMC Technical Committee Award in 2006. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management and serves on the Editorial Boards for several journals.

Stefan Fischer is a Professor of computer science at the University of Lübeck, Germany, and the director of the Institute for Telematics. He got his diploma degree in "Wirtschaftsinformatik" and his doctoral degree from the University of Mannheim, Germany, in 1992 and 1996, respectively. After a postdoctoral year at the University of Montreal, Canada, he joined the newly founded International University in Germany, one of the first private universities in Germany, as an assistant professor in 1998. In 2001, he became an associate professor in computer science at the Technical University of Braunschweig, where he stayed until 2004, when he joined Lübeck University. His research interest is currently focused on new network and distributed system structures such as ad-hoc and sensor networks. He has (co-)authored about 100 scientific books and articles. Dr Fischer is a member of ACM and the German Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI).

Werner Dubitzky is the the Chair of Bioinformatics at the School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Life and Health Science, at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, since January 2002. He received an MSc (equivalent) in electrical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences at Augsburg (Germany) in 1991, and a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence and machine learning from the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Northern Ireland, in 1997. His main areas of interest include bioinformatics and computational systems biology, data mining and management, text mining, metadata and knowledge management and grid technology. He has published over 100 articles in these areas. Prof. Dubitzky is a member of the editorial board of six international journals and has been co-chair/member of numerous program/organizing committees at international conferences, workshops and symposia. He has edited several books and special issues of international journals.

Leszek T. Lilien is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. He received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from University of Pittsburgh, and his Master of Engineering degree in Electronics/Computer Engineering from Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland. His research focuses on opportunistic capability utilization networks, a specialized category of ad hoc networks; as well as trust, privacy and security in pervasive and open computing systems. He has published to date over 60 refereed journal and conference papers, and six book chapters. Ph.D. students working with him have received a number of best paper and best poster awards. Dr. Lilien serves on the editorial boards of the The International Journal of Computer Science: Theory, Technology and Applications; International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems; International Journal of Next Generation Computing; Journal of Wireless Mobile Networks, Ubiquitous Computing and Applications; The Open Cybernetics & Systemics Journal; and Recent Patents on Computer Science. He organized and chaired the International Workshops on Specialized Ad Hoc Networks and Systems (SAHNS 2007, 2009, and 2011), held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conferences on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2007, 2009, and 2011). He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE) and IEEE Computer Society.

Kuan-Ching Li is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering at the Providence University, Taiwan. Dr. Li has published more than 100 papers in journals, books and conference proceedings. He has served on a number of journal editorial boards and on many international conference committees. His research interests include networked computing (Clusters, Grids, P2Ps, Clouds), parallel software design, and performance evaluation and benchmarking. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the IET.

Lalit Kumar Awasthi is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, India since 2003. He has completed his M. Tech. at Computer Science and engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1993 and his Ph. D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India. His current areas of interest include mobile computing, cloud computing, mobile e-commerce, fault tolerance in distributed systems and P2P networks. He has over 22 years of teaching experience and has been teaching B.Tech and M.Tech courses, besides supervising ten PhD students currently. He received Best Faculty Award in CSE, NIT Hamirpur, Himachal, India for the year 2007-08. He is "Fellow Member" of The Institute of Engineers (India), Kolkata, India and Life Member of Computer Society of India. He is member of editorial teams of several Journals and is associated with many conferences. He has ninety publications to his credit in international and national journals and conferences of repute. He has been reviewer of journals such as IEEE Transactions, Elsevier Journal on AD-HOC Networks and served on the technical programme committees of many International Conferences.

Anirban Mondal is an Associate Professor in the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-D). Prior to this, from 2002-2009, he was a researcher at the University of Tokyo, JAPAN. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2003. He had completed his Bachelor of Technology (with Honours) in Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, INDIA in 1998. His research interests include data management in Peer-to-Peer environments and Mobile-Peer-to-Peer networks, business intelligence, GRID computing, spatial data management and database indexing.
He had been awarded the prestigious JSPS (Japanese Society for Promotion of Science) Fellowship from September 2003-September 2005. He has publications in several international journals, conferences and workshops. He has given invited talks and tutorials in several international conferences. He is serving as a PC member of various conferences and workshops, and acting as a reviewer for various database journals such as IEEE TKDE, VLDB journal, IEEE Transactions on Computers. He has also served as a program chair/co-chair of international workshops such as M-PDMST and GRep.

Dr. P.K. Chande PhD in Engineering in 1986 has pursued research in the areas of Multiprocessors, Fault Tolerant ,Real Time, Knowledge-based Systems, Soft Computing , Robotics , has guided 10 PhDs, published more than 80 research papers in conferences/journals like IEEE. A visiting Prof. at Kumamoto University Japan, Prof at IIM Indore and Prof at SGSITS Indore has taught various courses in IT and IS. He was Corporate Head at Mahindra British Telecom, Pune, Director SGSITS Indore and MANIT Bhopal. A senior member of IEEE, was bestowed with national/international awards / recognition for his research and teaching. He has represented professional bodies like CSI ,Delivered theme / plenary lectures at IE, India, a Board member at PM Electronics Corporation, Bhopal, technical expert at different universities ,has coauthored a book on IT Strategies for Business , published by Oxford Press. Presently he is working as the Group Director at TRUBA group of institutes, Indore, India.His present research areas are Knowledge Management and social information systems.

Dr. Neelima Gupta is an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Delhi.She received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from IITD in 1998, where she worked on designing randomized parallel algorithms for a number of problems in computational geometry. Earlier she received her Master's in Mathemtics and M.Tech in Computer Science degrees from the same institute in 1987 and 1989 respectively. Her current areas of interest include Approximation algorithms, Networks and Data Mining for bio-informatics.

Roberto Baldoni conducts research (from theory to practice) in the fields of event-based, pervasive and P2P systems, middleware platforms and information systems infrastructure with a specific emphasis on dependability and security aspects. He is the founder of MIDdleware LABoratory (MIDLAB) and of the Joint Laboratory on Security Research at Sapienza University. He has been coordinating person and PI of many National and European research projects. Roberto Baldoni has been visiting researcher at INRIA, Cornell University and EPFL. He regularly participates and chairs committees of premiership international conferences and workshops. Recently he has been PC co-chair of SRDS 2007, General Chair of ACM DEBS 2008 and PC chair of the track "Reliable and Dependable Systems" of ICDCS 2009. In 2011, Roberto Baldoni is a member of the IFIP WG 10.4, of the steering committees of ACM DEBS and DSN and Vice Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Dependable and Fault Tolerant Systems. Additionally, he is a member of the Editorial Boad of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. Roberto is recipient of the ACM service of recognition Award (2002), the Service2Business Award (2010) and the IBM Faculty Award (2010).

Dr. Paul Ezhilchelvan holds a Personal Readership in Distributed Computing in the School of Computing Science, Newcastle University, from where he also received his Ph.D. in Computing Science in 1989. His research interests are primarily in the areas of dependability and fault-tolerance, intrusion-tolerance, distributed algorithms and consensus, group communication protocols, fair-exchange protocols, simulations and performance evaluation. His research investigations cover both wired networking systems and mobile wireless systems. He was the principal architect of VOLTAN fault-tolerant systems and NewTOP group communication systems. He is currently investigating fault-tolerance and security issues in Cloud and Manet environments, and performance and scalability issues in the context of distributed continuous query processing.

Dr. David C. Rine is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering at the George Mason Unviersity, USA. He received his Ph.D. in 1970 from The University of Iowa in the Mathematical Sciences Division with a Dissertation in Computer Science. Dr. Rine has received numerous awards from computer science and engineering societies and associations, including the IEEE Centennial Award, the IEEE Pioneer Award, the IEEE Computer Society Meritorious Service Award, the IEEE Computer Society Special Award, and the IEEE Computer Society 50th anniversary Golden Core Award. He has also been a multiple-time recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Honor Roll (and Distinguished Technical Service) Award and the IEEE Computer Society Certificate of Appreciation Award. His core areas of research are software systems engineering, computational science, information systems, computer science and science and engineering education. He has produced over 300 research papers and graduated over 40 PhD students during his career. The Army, Air Force, Navy, NATO, National Science Foundation, NASA, IEEE, ACM, IBM, AFIPS and many industrial organizations have funded Dr. Rine's scientific research and development work. IEEE, AFIPS, The College Board, Air Force, Educational Testing Service, George Mason University have funded his educational research and development. He has directed research and development projects that have integrated combinations of science, engineering and educational models. He directed the first model curriculum in software engineering as well as the first Advanced Placement programs in computer science.

Sharma Chakravarthy is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), Texas. He established the Information Technology Laboratory at UT Arlington in Jan 2000 and currently heads it. Sharma Chakravarthy has also established the NSF-funded, Distributed and Parallel Computing Cluster at UT Arlington in 2003. He is the recipient of the university-level "Creative Outstanding Researcher" award. His book - Stream Data Processing: A Quality of Service Perspective - is published by Springer in 2009.
 His current research includes web technologies, stream data processing, complex event processing, mining & knowledge discovery, and information integration. He has published over 160 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings. He has given several keynote addresses, and tutorial on a number of database topics, such as information integration, stream processing, graph mining, database mining, active, real-time, distributed, object-oriented, and heterogeneous databases in North America, Europe, and Asia. He is an associate editor of TKDE.
 Prior to joining UTA, he was with the University of Florida, Gainesville. Prior to that, he worked as a Computer Scientist at the Computer Corporation of America (CCA) and as a Member, Technical Staff at Xerox Advanced Information Technology, Cambridge, MA.

Dr. Chrysanthis is a Professor of Computer Science and a founder and director of the Advanced Data Management Technologies Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his BS degree (Physics with concentration in Computer Science, 1982) from the University of Athens, Greece. He earned his MS and PhD degrees (Computer and Information Sciences, 1986 and 1991) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh in 1991 and became an Associate Professor in 1997. He is also an adjunct Professor at Carnegie-Mellon University. He has held visiting positions at the University of Massachusetts, at the University of Rome, Italy and at the Carnegie-Mellon University. His research interests lie within the areas of database systems, mobile and pervasive data management, distributed computing, operating systems and real-time systems. His current research focus on data streams and on power-aware data management for tiny and mobile devices including sensor networks. In 1995, he was a recipient of the U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his investigation on the management of data for mobile and wireless computing. His research accomplishments have been published in over 100 papers in the top journals and prestigious, peer-reviewed conferences and workshops in the field. Further, Dr. Chrysanthis' publications include a book and book chapters on advances in transaction processing and on consistency in distributed databases and multidatabases. Dr. Chrysanthis is an editor of the VLDB Journal and has served as guest editor for a number of journals and on program committees of all top Database and Distributed Computing Conferences.

Dr. Prasad M Deshpande is a Senior Researcher at IBM Research - India and Manager of the Information Analytics group. His areas of expertise include data management, text analytics, data mining, OLAP, and related technologies. He received a B. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT, Bombay and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Database systems from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After graduation he worked in various startups before joining IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose. He subsequently moved to IBM Research - India, in the Information Management group in 2005. He has more than 30 publications in reputed conferences and journals and has several patents to his name. He has served on the Program Committee of many conferences, most recently being the PC Chair for COMAD 2011 and ACM Compute 2010.

Ajith Abraham received the M.S. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He is currently a Research Professor at the Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. He is also the Director of Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), Scientific Network for Innovation and Research Excellence, which has members from more than 75 countries.
He has a worldwide academic experience with formal appointments in several Universities in America, Asia, Australia and Europe. His research and development experience includes more than 20 years in the industry and academia. He works in a multidiscciplinary environment involving machine intelligence, network security, various aspects of networks, e-commerce, Web intelligence, Web services, computational grids, data mining and their applications to various real-world problems. In these topics, he has given more than 50 conference plenary lectures/tutorials and invited seminars/lectures in over 50 Universities around the globe.
He serves/has served the editorial board of over 50 International journals and has also guest edited 40 special issues on various topics. He is an author / co-author of more than 700 publications and some of the works have also won best paper awards at international conferences and also received several citations. Some articles are available in the ScienceDirect� Top 25 hottest articles.

Dr.Mukesh Mohania is an IBM Distinguished Engineer in IBM Research - Australia, and currently working in the area of Cognitive Education. He has worked extensively in the areas of Information Management and Autonomic Computing. His work in these areas has led to the development of new products and also influenced several existing IBM products. He has received several awards within IBM, such as "Best of IBM", "Excellence in People Management", “Outstanding Innovation Award”, "Technical Accomplishment Award", “Leadership By Doing”, and many more. He has published more than 120 Research papers in International Conferences and Journals and also filed more than 80 patents in these or related areas, and more than 45 have already been granted. He is an IBM Master Inventor and a member of IBM Academy of Technology. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and an IEEE Golden Core member.

Aditya Bagchi got his Ph.D. in Engineering from Jadavpur University, India. After serving in various industries in India and USA, he joined the Indian Statistical Institute where he is now a professor in the Electronics & Communication Sciences Unit. Prof. Bagchi's research interest covers Data modeling for large graphs, Social and Biological Network in particular, Development of data mining algorithms, association and dissociation rules in particular and Design of access control models for different application areas. In his areas of research, Prof. Bagchi has published many papers in International journals, edited volumes and peer-reviewed conferences. Prof. Bagchi has also delivered invited lectures and tutorials in many universities, research labs, workshops and conferences in India, Europe and USA. Prof. Bagchi is also serving as advisor to many Govt. Departments and Projects in India particularly for E-Governance and Data Security related issues.

Indrakshi Ray is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Colorado State University. She has also been a visiting faculty at Air Force Research Laboratory and at INRIA, Rocquencourt, France. Prior to joining Colorado State, she was a faculty at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She obtained her Ph.D. in Information Technology from George Mason University. Her Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering is from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. Her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science and Technology is from B.E.College, Kolkata, India.
Dr. Ray's research interests include security and privacy, database systems, e-commerce and formal methods in software engineering. She has published over a hundred technical papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. She is on the editorial board of Computer Standards and Interfaces. She has been a guest editor of ACM Transactions of Information Systems Security and Journal of Digital Library. She was the Program Chair of ACM SACMAT 2006, Program Co-Chair for IFIP DBSec 2003, and General Chair of SACMAT 2008. She has served on the program committees of various conferences including ACM SACMAT, DBSec, EDBT, ESORICS, and ICDE. She is a member of the IEEE and ACM.

Valentina E. Balas is currently Full Professor in the Department of Automatics and Applied Software at the Faculty of Engineering, "Aurel Vlaicu" University of Arad, Romania. She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Electronics and Telecommunications from Polytechnic University of Timisoara. Dr. Balas is author of more than 170 research papers in refereed journals and International Conferences. Her research interests are in Intelligent Systems, Fuzzy Control, Soft Computing, Smart Sensors, Information Fusion, Modeling and Simulation.
She is the Editor-in Chief to International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms (IJAIP) and to International Journal of Computational Systems Engineering (IJCSysE), member in Editorial Board member of several national and international journals and is evaluator expert for national and international projects.
She was the General Chair of the International Workshop Soft Computing and Applications 2005-2014 held in Romania and Hungary.
Dr. Balas participated in many international conferences as Organizer, Session Chair and member in International Program Committee.
She is a member of EUSFLAT, ACM and a Senior Member IEEE, member in TC - Fuzzy Systems (IEEE CIS), member in TC - Emergent Technologies (IEEE CIS), member in TC - Soft Computing (IEEE SMCS).
Dr. Balas was Vice-president (Awards) of IFSA International Fuzzy Systems Association Council (2013-2015) and is a Join Secretary of Joint Secretary of the Governing Council of Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics (FIM), - A Multidisciplinary Academic Body, and India.

Kyoung-Don Kang is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of New York at Binghamton. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2003. His areas of research interest include Real-Time Data Management, Real-Time Embedded Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks, Cyber Physical Systems, and Internet of Things. He has published more than 60 conference and journal papers in these areas (e.g., IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium, IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium, Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Engineering, Ad Hoc Networks Journal, and Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing). He has served on the program committees of prominent international conferences. He is member of ACM and IEEE.

Xu Chu is a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof. Ihab Ilyas. Also a member of the Data Systems Group. His graduate study is partially supported by Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship. He will be joining the School of Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology as a tenure-track assistant professor starting Jan 2018.