Special Issue "Advanced Quality of Service Approaches in Edge Computing"

A special issue of IoT (ISSN 2624-831X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Giovanni Nardini
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Guest Editor
Department of Information Engineering, University of Pisa, Largo Lucio Lazzarino 1, 56122 Pisa, PI, Italy
Interests: 5G/B5G networks; multi-access edge computing; resource allocation algorithms; modeling and simulation; performance evaluation of computer networks
Dr. Carlo Puliafito
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Guest Editor
Department of Information Engineering, University of Pisa, Largo Lucio Lazzarino 1, 56122 Pisa, PI, Italy
Interests: mobile edge/fog computing; distributed computing; Internet of Things; serverless computing; service continuity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Internet of Things (IoT) has undoubtedly become part of everyday life, affecting several sectors such as, for instance, industry, urban mobility and healthcare. This trend is going to be exacerbated by the continuous evolution of mobile networks, from 5G to beyond-5G and 6G, which will allow IoT devices to enjoy extremely fast and ubiquitous connectivity to the Internet. In this context, Edge Computing is key to supporting the diffusion of low-latency IoT applications, by bringing a cloud-like computational environment to the network edge, hence closeness to the end devices.

Nevertheless, the stringent Quality of Service (QoS) requirements of applications in several scenarios, such as safety- and mission-critical ones, require careful design of the Edge Computing system, as well as of the underlying communication infrastructure and the edge-based applications themselves. Moreover, the high heterogeneity of applications and devices may lead to different, possibly conflicting, QoS requirements. As a result, tradeoffs may need to be considered in the deployment of the Edge Computing system.

The scope of this Special Issue is to investigate advanced architectures, algorithms and protocols in the field of Edge Computing and next-generation mobile networks addressing QoS properties such as data rate, latency and error rate, but also additional aspects such as scalability, mobility, reliability, and energy efficiency.

The topics of interest of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • QoS-aware architectures for Edge Computing systems.
  • QoS-driven design of edge-based applications and services.
  • QoS requirements for verticals based on Edge Computing.
  • QoS-oriented resource allocation for Edge Computing systems and mobile networks.
  • QoS-driven orchestration and migration of services in Edge Computing systems.
  • Artificial Intelligence for QoS in Edge Computing systems.
  • QoS-aware Network Function Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking for Edge Computing.
  • Network slicing approaches for QoS in Edge Computing systems.
  • Modeling and simulation of QoS in Edge Computing systems.
  • Performance evaluation of Edge Computing-based applications and services.
  • Performance evaluation of Edge Computing-enabled networks.
  • Real experiments and testbeds of Edge Computing systems.

Dr. Giovanni Nardini
Dr. Carlo Puliafito
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. IoT is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Edge Computing
  • Fog Computing
  • Quality of Service
  • Internet of Things
  • Mobile networks
  • 5G/B5G
  • Performance evaluation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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