Special Issue "Mobile Edge Computing"
A special issue of Computers (ISSN 2073-431X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2018)
Mobile Edge Computing/Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) is a rapidly growing area of research, coping with the many challenges that the virtualization of mobile access networks and services is creating. In particular, the elasticity created by the virtualization of network functions can only be fully exploited if an adequate management control is in place. Relevant computing architecture, protocols, orchestration algorithms, monitoring systems, and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) need to be specified to meet the various requirements that are imposed by different domains. This Special Issue targets related contributions that can be applied to the continuum of hierarchically distribution services between end devices, edge nodes and the cloud. In this context, interesting challenges related to edge connectivity, real-time enablement, optimization of data distribution and aggregation of data, edge intelligence and security arise. Therefore, the topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
- Mobile Edge and Fog Computing architectures and protocols
- Connectivity enhancements for Edge Devices
- Virtual network overlay protocols
- Network programming (SDN) aspects in MEC provisioning
- Network virtualization (NFV) aspects in MEC provisioning
- Orchestration algorithms
- Edge application design
- Heterogeneous data aggregation and modeling
- End device and Edge enhancements in support of MEC services
- End device and Edge data analytics
- Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems at the edge
- Security for distributed Edge clouds
- Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Fog and Edge applications
Dr. Alexander Willner
Dr. Stefano Secci
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- MEC (Mobile Edge Computing / Multi-access Edge Computing)
- Edge Computing
- Edge Intelligence
- Fog Computing
- NFV (Network virtualization)
- SDN (Network programming)
- Network Slicing
- IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things)
- Future Networks