Special Issue on Advances in Mobile Edge Computing and Fog Computing

Submission Deadline: Jan. 20, 2019

  • Special Issue Editor
    • Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Shanghai, China
    • Lu Wang
      College of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China
    • Guanhua Wang
      Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, USA
    • Yuanwei Liu
      Department of Informatics, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
    • Jie Chen
      College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar
    • Yuanming Shi
      School of Information Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai, China
    • Yu Xia
      College of Computer Science, Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu, China
    • Xiaoyu Ji
      College of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
    • Yongpan Zou
      College of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China
    • Bowen Chen
      School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Soochow University, Suzhou, China
    • Subrota Kumar Mondal
      Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
  • Introduction

    Internet of Things as a new Internet evolution greatly impels the revolutionary development of network. With the explosion of “things” (expected to be 50 billion devices by 2020), current computing models (e.g. centralized cloud computing) and network architecture face many challenges and limitations in meeting the higher demands of ultra-low latency, huge data processing/computation, and high bandwidth, brought by IoT applications and other emerging services (like 4K videos, VR, AR, etc.). To deal with these challenges, the concept of edge computing is proposed, which attempts to push the computing intelligence and capabilities to the network edge closer to the end users. The recently emerging edge computing models include Mobile Edge Computing (MEC, standardized by ETSI), Fog Computing (proposed by Cisco), Cloudlet (developed by CMU), Micro data center (developed by Microsoft Research), and so on. These approaches, which all aim to move computation, data and control from remote cloud DC to the network edge, to some extent, conceptually partially overlaps and are also complementary. The edge computing enables IoT services to meet the requirements of low latency, high scalability and energy efficiency, as well as mitigate the traffic burdens of the transport network. However, there are still many challenges and open issues needed to be solved in edge computing, such as mobility-aware service migration problems, security and privacy concerns, the deployment optimization of edge servers, the cooperation way between Fog/Cloudlet/Edge computing and cloud computing, the resilience of edge computing system, new edge computing architectures, and so on.

    This special issue encourages high quality submissions related to edge computing techniques. Experts and scholars from both industry and academia are encouraged to demonstrate their latest research progress, achievements and potential directions in this area.

    Aims and Scope:
    Mobile edge computing architecture
    Fog computing
    Real-time communication between end users and MEC servers
    Adoption of SDN/NFV techniques in MEC systems.
    Security and privacy of edge computing
    Survey on edge computing: open issues, challenges, and opportunities.
    Mobility-aware service migration
    Cooperation of edge computing, fog computing and cloud computing
    Computation offloading techniques
    Performance analysis/evaluation of MEC systems
    MEC functionalities virtualization
    Recovery scheme of failed MEC systems
    MEC based data analytics
    Admission control for MEC
    Pricing and billing models for MEC
    Novel applications and services making use of MEC

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ajnetcom.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

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