Electrical & Computer Engineering, Department of


Date of this Version



J Netw Syst Manage (2016) 24:445–448


Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016


Communication networks and services play a vital role in our modern lives. This importance is expected to continue to grow in future decades. More and more business, healthcare or government organizations will become increasingly dependent on the communication between their offices and people. Not only does modern society depend on these services in terms of availability but also in terms of proper functioning in all circumstances. These services having stringent requirements with respect to protection of privacy and security. Anonymity (such as e-health) cannot accept, for example, temporary leakage of confidential information by accident whether a result of human error or technical problems. The information and communication network technology itself have also been evolving with tremendous breakthroughs. Users have more and more different types of mobile devices that interconnect them to the Internet. These mobile devices provide incentives to generate novel technology paradigms that enable more flexible provisioning, network virtualization, or improved power efficiency. The robustness and fault tolerance of these novel evolutions is as crucial as ever.