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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Fog/Edge Computing in Internet of Things"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Internet of Things".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Antonio J. Jara

University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Institute of Information Systems, Technopole 3, Sierre Vallais, Switzerland
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Interests: Internet of things; smart cities; security; edge computing; fog computing
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Houbing Song

Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, USA
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Interests: cyber-physical systems; Internet of things; cybersecurity and privacy; edge computing; big data analytics; wireless communications and networking
Guest Editor
Dr. Rodrigo Román-Castro

Edificio de Investigación Ada Byron C/ Arquitecto Francisco Peñalosa, 18, 29071 Málaga, Spain
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Phone: +34-951-952914
Fax: +34-951-952749
Interests: Internet of things; security; edge computing; Industry 4.0; security architectures

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The rapid growth of mobile applications and the Internet of Things have placed severe demands on cloud infrastructure, which has led to moving computing and data services towards the edge of the cloud, inside the so-called “edge computing”. There are multiple instantiations of this concept, such as “fog computing” and “multi-access edge computing”. Yet even if they differ in certain aspects of their underlying design and infrastructures, they all follow the same goals: To reduce data transfer times, remove potential performance bottlenecks, and increase data security and enhance privacy while enabling advanced applications such as swarms of drones and robots, smart city infrastructure, and manageable and upgradable smart building and home infrastructures.

Although the concept of “edge computing” has enormous potential, there are still various open challenges in several topics related to its integration and interaction with the Internet of Things, both in terms of infrastructure support (e.g., security, mobility mechanisms) and application support (e.g., data analytics). Moreover, Internet of Things applications can take advantage of the specific features of “edge computing”, facilitating the creation of novel services (e.g., privacy helper agents). Therefore, for this Special Issue, we solicit papers that cover numerous topics of interest that include, but are not limited to:

  • Integrated communication and computing design for fog/edge computing-based IoT
  • Theoretical foundation and models for fog/edge computing-based IoT
  • Intelligent (real time) data analytics for fog/edge computing-based IoT
  • Security and privacy in fog/edge computing-based IoT
  • Machine learning for fog/edge computing-based IoT
  • Communication and network architecture and protocols for fog/edge computing-based IoT
  • Data management in fog/edge computing-based IoT
  • Decision support in fog/edge computing-based IoT
  • Integrated testbed and case studies for fog/edge computing-based IoT
  • Novel services in fog/edge computing-based IoT
Dr. Antonio J. Jara
Prof. Dr. Houbing Song
Dr. Rodrigo Román-Castro
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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