Edge Computing and Fog Computing on the Internet of Things

A special issue of Big Data and Cognitive Computing (ISSN 2504-2289).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 284

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Department of Computer Science, University of Oviedo, 33007 Oviedo, Spain
Interests: Internet of Things; web engineering; mobile devices; artificial intelligence; big data; modeling software with DSL and MDE
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the interconnection of heterogeneous and ubiquitous objects between themselves. However, each day we have more devices connected to it and therefore we have new challenges. Some of them can be solved using Edge Computing and Fog Computing.

Edge Computing has started to improve communication, closing to the edge the process of data. However, we cannot do that all the time. Nonetheless, when we can, the latency, the server requirements, and the data transmitted are lower.

On the other hand, Fog Computing allows doing this computation between the edge and the servers. Furthermore, in this case, we have a similar problem in Edge Computing: When and What we have to send and process the data using Fog Computing? In addition, can we mix Edge Computing and Fog Computing? These are important questions to answer in this Special Issue because both offer many advantages in improving the applications. They can provide better scaling, improve the quality of services and the security, or give support for more devices.

This Special Issue explores the opportunities and challenges in Edge Computing and Fog Computing. Currently, we have many open issues and challenges to improve that need to be addressed in the Edge Computing and Fog Computing field. Then, the topics of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following items:

  • Edge Computing for the Internet of Things
  • Fog Computing for the Internet of Things
  • Software Architecture, Middleware, and Platforms
  • Applications
  • Smart Home, Smart City, Smart Town, Industrial Internet of Things, and Smart Earth
  • Big Data
  • Data processing
  • Smart Objects, Sensors, and Actuators
  • Energy Consumption
  • Protocols
  • Embedded Systems
  • Quality of Service
  • Machine Learning Techniques, Algorithms, and Applications
  • Privacy, Cryptography, and Security
  • Load Balancing and Scheduling
  • Interoperability, standardization, and integration
  • Challenges and Issues
  • Consensus
  • Model-Driven Engineering for facilitating to any people
  • Cloud Robotics

Dr. Cristian González García
Guest Editor

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  • Internet of Things
  • Edge Computing
  • Fog Computing
  • Big Data
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Smart Objects

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