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Electrical and Computer Engineering

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International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology (ICDCIT 2006)

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Distributed Computing and Internet Technology

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International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology (ICDCIT 2006)

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December 20-23, 2006


Bhubaneswar, India


Futuristic computers will only be thought of in the context of their ubiquitous connectivity. Net-centric computing isn’t communications or networking per se, although it certainly includes both. With the changes in the computing and networking environment we need a different paradigm for distributed computing. The area of net-centric computing encompasses the embedded systems but is much larger in scope. In the near future, many hardware devices will be interconnected in large and highly dynamic distributed systems, using standard communication protocols on standard physical links [1][3][5][6][7][8]. Such types of systems exist only for computers interconnected by TCP/IP networks, or for hardware devices interconnected in small areas by using specific protocols for the physical link, such as Bluetooth, Ethernet or X-10.

In this paper we review Net-Centric computing in the perspective of Hardware requirements, Embedded system design, Middleware, Control, IT and provide an insight into the issues and challenges ahead.


This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of a proceeding published as Somani A.K., Kher S. (2006) Net-Centric Computing: The Future of Computers and Networking. In: Madria S.K., Claypool K.T., Kannan R., Uppuluri P., Gore M.M. (eds) Distributed Computing and Internet Technology. ICDCIT 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4317. The final authenticated version is available online at DOI: 10.1007/11951957_2. Posted with permission.

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