Special Issue "Edge/Fog/Cloud Computing in the Internet of Things"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: Optical Networks;In-Operation Planning; Autonomic Networking; Monitoring; Data Analytics; Big Data for Networking; Data Visualization; Network Slicing
Interests: big data frameworks; data-centric architectures; data-center optimization; applied learning methods; deep learning and AI with supercomputing; neural networks for data-streams
Interests: secure communications; secure devices; authentications; data privacy; policy-based security
The Internet of Things (IoT) is leading a revolution by redesigning classical devices, ranging from domestic electrical appliances to industrial robots, to integrate both programmability and network connectivity, thus, resulting in smart things. This comes with the unprecedent deployment of a variety of sensors and actuators in urban and even rural areas, as well as an almost ubiquitous connectivity.
The availability of edge and fog computing starts being supported by networking infrastructures, where computing and storage resources are located not only in the cloud, but also at the edges. The flexibility of hierarchical edge/fog/cloud computing infrastructures makes possible to decide whether artificial intelligence (AI)—including data analysis, machine learning (ML) training, and decision making—applied to data coming from sensors is carried out at the edge or uploaded to the fog and cloud infrastructures, with higher computation capabilities but far from actuators and applications running in-place. Therefore, advanced edge–fog–cloud computing architectures can provide the kind of support that IoT applications need to deploy AI methods in an efficient and scalable way. This special issue will provide special focus on applications, techniques, protocols, policies and architectures for edge and fog analytics, distributing computation on the edge/fog, and interaction between fog analytics and cloud analytics.
In addition, as a result of the distributed nature of IoT and the hierarchical edge/fog/cloud computing infrastructure, multiple challenges need to be faced to prevent or mitigate security holes, including attacks like Distributed Deny of Service (DDoS) and Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) that would lead to critical/confidential information eavesdropping, stealing algorithms/software and originating blackouts in IoT-based services, and provide acceptable level of security in their operation.
To address these challenges, this Special Issue will comprise a set of original contributions focusing on some of the key challenges in the context of edge/fog/cloud computing for IoT and will provide an overview of the current technical challenges.
Some topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- IoT applications taking advantage from edge/fog/cloud distributed computing
- Distributed architectures in support of IoT applications
- Network protocols and communication issues
- Distributed data analytics, data processing, modeling and training
- Edge and Fog management protocols and policies for workload communication and distribution
- Privacy issues to prevent non-authorized data access
- Security issues including secure communications and strategies to detect and mitigate attacks.
- Securing the firmware, upgrade procedure and bootstrapping of devices.
Prof. Dr. Luis Velasco
Dr. Marc Ruiz
Dr. Lluís Gifre
Dr. Josep Lluís Berral
Assistant Guest Editors
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- Edge/fog/cloud distributed computing for IoT
- Security in IoT edge to cloud
- IoT data privacy
- Distributed IoT data analytics