Special Issue "Fault Tolerance in Cloud/Edge/Fog Computing"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903). This special issue belongs to the section "Network Virtualization and Edge/Fog Computing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Ali Ebnenasir
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Collection Editor
221 Rekhi Hall, Department of Computer Science, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Dr., Houghton, MI 49931, USA
Interests: dependable and distributed computing; software engineering; formal methods; cyber-physical systems
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Prof. Dr. Sandeep S. Kulkarni
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Collection Editor
1135 Engineering Building, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Interests: operating systems; distributed systems; fault tolerance; software engineering; cloud computing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Internet of Things (IoT) has brought a new era of computing that permeates in almost every aspect of our lives. Low-end IoT devices (e.g., smart sensors) are almost everywhere, monitoring and controlling the private and public infrastructure (e.g., home appliances, urban transportation, water management system) of our modern life. Low-end IoT devices communicate enormous amount of data to the cloud computing centers through intermediate devices, a.k.a. edge devices, that benefit from stronger computational resources (e.g., memory, processing power). To enhance the throughput and resiliency of such a three-tier architecture (i.e., low-end devices, edge devices and the cloud), it is desirable to perform some tasks (e.g., storing shared objects) on edge devices instead of delegating everything to the cloud. Moreover, any sort of failure in this three-tier architecture would undermine the quality of service and the reliability of services provided to the end users.

The focus of this Special Issue is on theoretical and experimental methods that incorporate fault tolerance in cloud and edge computing, and have the potential to improve the overall robustness of services in three-tier architectures. The topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Faults and failures in cloud and edge computing.
  • State replication on edge devices under the scarcity of resources.
  • Fault tolerance mechanism on the edge and in the cloud.
  • Models for the predication of service latency and costs in distributed fault-tolerant protocols on the edge and in the cloud.
  • Fault-tolerant distributed protocols for resource management of edge devices.
  • Fault-tolerant edge/cloud computing.
  • Fault-tolerant computing on low-end devices.
  • Load balancing (on the edge and in the cloud) in the presence of failures.
  • Fault-tolerant data intensive applications on the edge and the cloud.
  • Metrics and benchmarks for the evaluation of fault tolerance mechanisms in cloud/edge computing.


Dr. Ali Ebnenasir
Prof. Dr. Sandeep S. Kulkarni
Collection Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Fault tolerance
  • Cloud computing
  • Edge computing
  • Resource-constrained devices
  • Distributed protocols
  • State replication

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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