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Special Issue "Recent Advancement in Edge/Fog Computing for Intelligent IoT Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Christos Anagnostopoulos Website E-Mail
School of Computing Science; University of Glasgow
Interests: context-awareness; in-network processing; distributed machine & adaptive learning; stochastic optimization; bio-inspired computing; mobile & distirbuted computing; inferential & predictive analytics
Co-Guest Editor
Dr. Kostas Kolomvatsos Website E-Mail
Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Interests: Intelligent Systems adopting Machine Learning, Soft Computing and Computational Intelligence for Pervasive Computing
Co-Guest Editor
Dr. Dimitrios Pezaros Website E-Mail
School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
Interests: network and service management; network function virtualisation (NFV); software-defined networking (SDN); network security and resilience; cloud data centre networking; closed-loop; measurement-based network control; adaptive resource provisioning; network traffic analysis and modelling; network anomaly detection

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, Fog & Edge Computing (FEC) has appeared as a new paradigm that extends existing fundamental computing infrastructure to the network edges to provide computation, networking, and intelligent real-time services between end/mobile devices, IoT devices, networking elements, sensors, and data centers. The FEC paradigm has been considered to effectively mitigate loads on data centers, to support Artificial Intelligence (AI)-led services, and to increase 5G services at the network edge. The FEC eco-system is capable of processing large amounts of contextual data locally for supporting in-network decision making, data analytics (predictive analytics, exploratory data analysis, network analytics etc) and knowledge/data management in the network edge. Therefore, FEC applications along with the IoT field are essential technical directions that enable smart homes/hospitals/cities, intelligent vehicles/unmanned vehicles, intelligent network management services, smart supply chain, e-health, automation, and a variety of other AI-led computing and networking environments. These features make FEC paradigm suitable for context-aware, intelligent, real-time and location-sensitive applications as it can be envisaged as an interface between IoT and Cloud. This Special Issue intends to collect cutting-edge research from both academia and industry, with emphasis on current intelligent application developments and future directions in distributed intelligence, self-organizing 5G networks, AI-led applications for IoT, distributed computation and analytics in IoT environments providing a unique opportunity for both technology and applied science to meet. We invite authors to submit their original papers. Potential topics include:

• Theoretical Foundation and (Distributed) Computing models for FEC Applications
• Distributed Intelligence and Distributed Machine Learning for FEC Applications
• Advances in AI-led SDN/NFV for FEC Applications
• Intelligent IoT Management and Networking Services
• Self-evolving, self-organizing FEC Networking Applications
• FEC-based Intelligent Data and/or Knowledge Management Services (data analytics)
• Intelligent Tasks Management for supporting FEC Applications
• Intelligent caching for large-scale contextual data in FEC Applications
• Quality of Experience/Quality of Service for FEC
• Bio-inspired FEC Applications in large-scale networks (e.g., UxVs, WSNs, IoT)
• Advances in Soft-computing for FEC Applications
• Decision Support & novel Services in FEC-based IoT

Dr. Christos Anagnostopoulos
Dr. Dimitrios Pezaros
Dr. Kostas Kolomvatsos
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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