Saturday, April 8, 2017

[DMANET] CFC IET Book on Modeling and Simulation of Complex Networks - Deadline approaching (12 Apr 17)

Dear colleagues,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce a new and exciting book project titled "Modeling and Simulation of Complex Networks". The book will be included in the IET Book Series on Big Data, a series edited by Prof. Albert Y. Zomaya (

Book Description
Modern Communication Networks are considerably complex in nature not only in terms of scale, but also in terms of heterogeneity and nature of interactions. Communication engineers and researchers need to have models of these real-world systems to analyze and predict the outcomes and scenarios in such networks. While there are several currently available simulator tools and paradigms, it can be a significant challenge for researchers to develop realistic models of interconnected and complex communication networks and systems – ranging from the Internet of Things to Wireless Sensors, cloud and big data – all parts of the puzzle.
In some cases, simple approaches to simulations have been applied successfully – often in the case of modeling limited to the communications aspects of the network. However, in more complex and emergent real-world scenarios involving a wide variety of components and networks, complexity-related paradigms such as Agent-based Modeling, Complex Networks modeling, multiscale modeling, and hybrid frameworks may be more suitable and effective approaches for modeling the inherent complexity in such systems.

While there are some existing journal special issues and individual papers in this domain, there is no comprehensive book targeting this specific area of research combining not only covering the fields of complexity and Complex Adaptive Systems but also combining these concepts for application to the emerging area of "Modeling and simulation of complex communication networks".
The book will cover various aspects of modeling and simulation of complex communication networks from the Complex Adaptive Systems perspective. It will not only present an overview of different modeling paradigms but also present case studies of modeling various Complex Adaptive COmmunicatiOn networks and environmentS (CACOONS).

Details on authoring chapters for the IET can be checked at the IET author Hub:

Brief Chapter Proposal (1 page) – 12 April 17
Acceptance notification – 1 May 17
Chapter Due – 1 September 17

Kindest regards,

Muaz A. Niazi, PhD SMIEEE
Chief Scientific Officer,
Department of Computer Science,
COMSATS Institute of IT, Islamabad, Pakistan
Founding EiC Springer Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling
EiC Emeritus, IGI Global IJPHIM

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