Advances in Next Generation Services and Service Architectures


To be published by River Publishers


Anand R. Prasad, NEC Corp, Japan
John F. Buford, Avaya Labs Research, USA
Vijay K. Gurbani, Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent, USA


There is growing interest in recent years as technology gains in Internet, Web 2.0, virtualization, wireless, IMS, virtual worlds, and mobile technologies enable a variety of new services and new services architectures. In addition more powerful endpoints and access networks are fueling demand for delivery models that support infotainment, social networking, location-based services, IPTV, smart grids, remote health care, and a variety of other services.

The purpose of this book is to present state-of-the-art results in services and service architectures, identify challenges including business models, technology issues, service management, and security, and to describe important trends and directions.

The target audience of this book is professionals, engineers, researchers and students who are interested in service design and delivery over various heterogeneous and converging network infrastructures.


Contributed chapters are requested in areas including the following:

Emerging Services and Service Architecture

  • Internet and Mobile Services
  • Services in IMS
  • Social Networking Services
  • Communications Services and Web 2.0
  • Location-Based Services

  • IPTV and Video Services

  • Video Services in IMS
  • Multimedia Middleware
  • Media Delivery in NGN
  • Converged Video Services

  • P2P Services

  • Directions in P2P and Distributed Service Architectures
  • Service-oriented Architecture and P2P
  • Group Communications
  • Multimedia Streaming in P2P

  • Security

  • Security Challenges
  • End-to-end Mechanisms
  • Key Management

  • Device Technology and Service Evolution

  • Device Trends
  • Service and Endpoint Virtualization
  • Wireless Sensor Networks and Service Delivery
  • Remote Health Care
  • Smart Grids and Service Delivery
  • Submission Procedure

    Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 15, 2010, a 1-2 page summary of the proposed chapter, including:
  • chapter title
  • authors, affiliation, contact information, and primary author contact
  • abstract
  • outline
  • selected related publications by the author(s)
  • Final chapters are expected to be approximately 20 pages in length using the publisher's template.

    Authors will be notified by February 28, 2010 about the status of their proposals and will be sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 30, 2010 or earlier.

    All submitted chapters must not have been published elsewhere and will undergo a double-blind peer review by at least two referees. Contributors will also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.


    This book is scheduled to be published by River Publishers.

    For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in early 2011.

    Important Dates

    Feb 15, 2010: Proposal Submission Deadline
    February 28, 2010: Notification of Acceptance
    June 30, 2010: Full Chapter Submission
    August 15, 2010: Review Results Returned
    October 15, 2010: Final Camera-Ready Chapter Submission
    November 15, 2010: Camera-Ready Manuscript to Publisher

    Chapter Proposals

    Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically to: "editors at samrg dot org" with Subject: book chapter proposal