Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 4th International Conference on Mobile, Secure and Programmable Networks (MSPN 2018)"

A special issue of Computers (ISSN 2073-431X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2018)

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Guest Editor
Dr. Eric Renault

Institut Mines-Télécom, Télécom SudParis, 91000 Évry, France
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Interests: HPC; cluster, grid and cloud computing; 5G networks; MANETs and VANETs; security

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

MSPN 2018 is the 4th edition of the successful International Conference on Mobile, Secure and Programmable Networking. The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for scientists, engineers and researchers to discuss and exchange novel ideas, results, experiences and works-in-process on all aspects of computer and information technology. Each year, MSPN attendees appreciate and benefit from multidisciplinary exchanges on Mobile, Secure and Programmable Networking. For more information about the conference, please use this link: http://www.adda-association.org/mspn/.

Selected papers that presented at the conference are invited to submit their extended versions to this Special Issue of the journal Computers after the conference. All submitted papers will undergo our standard peer-review procedure. Accepted papers will be published in open access format in Computers and collected together in this Special Issue website.

The conference paper should be cited and noted on the first page of the paper; authors are asked to disclose that it is a conference paper in their cover letter, and include a statement on what has been changed compared to the original conference paper; submitted papers should be extended to the size of regular research or review articles with at least 40% extension of new results, and the papers should be not exceed 30% copy/paste from conference paper.

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Keywords

  • SDN
  • Virtualization
  • Mobile, Cloud and Fog Computing
  • NFV
  • 5G Networks
  • Intent-Based Networking
  • IoT
  • VANETs
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Location-Based Services

Published Papers (3 papers)

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Open AccessArticle Position Certainty Propagation: A Localization Service for Ad-Hoc Networks
Received: 11 November 2018 / Revised: 31 December 2018 / Accepted: 2 January 2019 / Published: 7 January 2019
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Location services for ad-hoc networks are of indispensable value for a wide range of applications, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs). Each context requires a solution that addresses the specific needs of the application. For instance, IoT [...] Read more.
Location services for ad-hoc networks are of indispensable value for a wide range of applications, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs). Each context requires a solution that addresses the specific needs of the application. For instance, IoT sensor nodes have resource constraints (i.e., computational capabilities), and so a localization service should be highly efficient to conserve the lifespan of these nodes. We propose an optimized energy-aware and low computational solution, requiring 3-GPS equipped nodes (anchor nodes) in the network. Moreover, the computations are lightweight and can be implemented distributively among nodes. Knowing the maximum range of communication for all nodes and distances between 1-hop neighbors, each node localizes itself and shares its location with the network in an efficient manner. We simulate our proposed algorithm in a NS-3 simulator, and compare our solution with state-of-the-art methods. Our method is capable of localizing more nodes (≈90% of nodes in a network with an average degree ≈10). Full article
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Open AccessArticle Heuristic Approaches for Location Assignment of Capacitated Services in Smart Cities
Received: 5 October 2018 / Revised: 16 November 2018 / Accepted: 29 November 2018 / Published: 3 December 2018
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This paper proposes two heuristic approaches to solve the Multi-Service Capacitated Facility Location Problem. This problem covers assigning equipment to access points, offering multiple services in a Smart City context. The access points should offer the services to the customer and fulfil their [...] Read more.
This paper proposes two heuristic approaches to solve the Multi-Service Capacitated Facility Location Problem. This problem covers assigning equipment to access points, offering multiple services in a Smart City context. The access points should offer the services to the customer and fulfil their demand, given the coverage of the service and their capacity constraints. Both the heuristic approaches solve the assignment problem for the services separately and combine the solutions of the step together. One of them, however, updates the cost parameters between consecutive steps and produce near optimal solutions in reasonable time compared to the solution obtained from solving an integer linear programming problem exactly. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Self-Configuring IoT Service QoS Guarantee Using QBAIoT
Received: 17 October 2018 / Revised: 12 November 2018 / Accepted: 14 November 2018 / Published: 17 November 2018
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Providing Internet of Things (IoT) environments with service level guarantee is a challenging task for improving IoT application usage experience. We specify in this paper an IoT architecture enabling an IoT Service Level Agreement (iSLA) achievement between an IoT Service Provider (IoT-SP) and [...] Read more.
Providing Internet of Things (IoT) environments with service level guarantee is a challenging task for improving IoT application usage experience. We specify in this paper an IoT architecture enabling an IoT Service Level Agreement (iSLA) achievement between an IoT Service Provider (IoT-SP) and an IoT Client (IoT-C). In order to guarantee the IoT applications’ requirements, Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms should be implemented within all the layers of the IoT architecture. Thus, we propose a specific mechanism for the lowest layer of our service level based IoT architecture (i.e., sensing layer). It is an adaptation of the IEEE 802.15.4 slotted CSMA/CA mechanism enabling to take into consideration the requirements of real-time IoT services. Our access method called QBAIoT (QoS based Access for IoT) extends IEEE 802.15.4 systems by creating a new contention access period for each specified traffic class in the iSLA. Furthermore, due to the huge number of IoT connected devices, self-configuring capability provisioning is necessary for limiting human intervention and total cost of ownership (TCO). Thus, we integrate a self-configuring capability to the QBAIoT access method by implementing the MAPE-K closed control loop within the IoT High Level Gateway (HL-Gw) of our proposed QoS based IoT architecture. Full article
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