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Guest Editorial——Special Issue on Research Frontier in Computing, Networking and Communications

Jianming Wu1 and Ai-Chun Pang2
1.Fujitsu R&D Center (FRDC), China
2.Graduate Institute of Networking and Multimedia (INM), Taiwan

Over the last decades, the data communication industry hits a great success. With the popularity of handheld mobile devices, it is commonly believed that the amount of devices requiring network connections will soar to unprecedented volume. Users will be even more throughput-hungry and would like to enjoy multimedia services with better experience in the near future. This special issue brings together modern technologies and state-of-the-art research contributions that address the various aspects of next-generation communication networks. In the first set of four articles, the authors address challenging issues for wireless communication networks and software defined networks, and develop novel solutions accordingly.
The first article, “A new approach to coding in content-based MANETs” by Joy et al., focuses on random linear network coding (NC) in content-based mobile Ad-hoc networks (CB-MANETs), which efficiently and reliably disseminates large files under intermittent connectivity. This paper introduces both intermediate nodes and NC packets; the former is able to cache a file and exploit their processing power, storage space, and the latter is to be encoded not only at the originator but also at the intermediate caches...

doi: 10.12720/jcm.9.8.i-ii