Distributed Systems: Concepts and Design
Until recently, the authors were jointly responsible for several undergraduate and postgraduate courses on distributed systems at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.
George Coulouris is now an emeritus professor at Queen Mary and Westfield College and a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Laboratory for Comunications Engineering, Cambridge University, where he leads a research project on quality of service for dynamically reconfigurable multimedia systems. He has recently undertaken research on computer-supported cooperative work and its applications, middleware for distributed multimedia and security models for groupware.
Jean Dollimore was a Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary and Westfield College until her retirement. She has recently carried out research on system support for computer-supported cooperative work and security models for groupware.
Tim Kindberg is a researcher at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, where he is investigating a web-based infrastructure for mobile computing that enables the physical world to be augmented with web resources. He has previously led a research project on system support for computer-supported cooperative work, and has undertaken research on distributed operating systems and middleware for distributed multimedia systems.