Special Issue "Secure and Energy-Aware Computation Offloading of IoT Sensors in Mobile Edge Computing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2019
Sensing technology is fast becoming a part of our lives. It is often expected to continuously sense, collect, and upload various physiological data to improve quality of life. These requirements put a significant demand on improving communication security and reducing the power consumption of the system. As a consequence, traditional computing and mobile communication primarily designed for human being-oriented applications are facing tremendous challenges. Mobile Edge Computing and Communication (MECC) integrates the radio access network, the software defined network, device to device communications, and cloud/edge technologies. With MECC, devices or nodes with storage, computing, and caching capabilities can be deployed in close proximity with sensing devices and act as middleware between cloud and local networks. Computation-excessive and latency-stringent applications can be offloaded to nearby devices through device to device communications or to nearby edge nodes through cellular or other wireless technologies. It is expected that together with MECC, critical issues faced by sensing devices such as short battery life, limited computing capability, and stringent latency can be greatly alleviated.
This Special Issue aims to attract contributions covering both the theory and practice of any of the aforementioned challenges, from the management software stack to domain-specific applications, bringing together state-of-the-art technical solutions and prototype implementations for future MECC. In particular, it focuses on system modelling, design, architecture, implementation, assessment, adaptation, and management of MECC applications and services with wearable devices, together with communication protocols and sharing mechanisms. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Communications among edges, communication between edges and central cloud, mobile and wearable communications, wearable sensor networks, smart communication technologies;
- Sensing and wearable devices, implantable devices, wearable sensors;
- Powering wearable devices, energy harvesting techniques, power management, and constraints optimization;
- Architecture of MECC, system design, ambient intelligence-driven system, systems designs combining wearable MECC features, and ubiquity;
- Transmission/networking technologies;
- Deployment of wearable devices;
- Trends in mobile/wearable/implantable devices;
- Trends in mobile/wearable/implantable services and technologies;
- Assistive, patient body-driven technology;
- Novel application models;
- Service migration in Edge Computing systems;
- Reliability and availability;
- Security, privacy, and QoS/QoE.
Dr. Robert Hsu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- IoT Sensors
- Mobile Computing
- Edge Computing
- Computation offloading
- wearable communication