Special Issue "Sensors and Smart Devices at the Edge: IoT Meets Edge Computing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.
Interests: Internet of Things; development methodology; smart objects; multi-agent systems; wireless sensor networks
Interests: Internet of things; cloud computing; multi-agent systems; smart grid; mobile computing
Interests: edge computing; ambient intelligence; internet of things; applied machine learning; Industry 4.0
Interests: Internet of things; edge computing; distributed artificial intelligence; multi-agent systems; ubiquitous computing
The rising demand for smart applications, as well as ballooning end-user expectations, have jointly focused huge industry investments and research interest on the network edge, with the staunch goal of unleashing the full potential of the internet of things (IoT) ecosystem. In order to establish a mutually beneficial, transparent, and inter-dependent continuum of (latency sensitive, reliable, cyber-physical, and opportunistic) IoT services, involving both heterogeneous devices and different stakeholders across different domains, the edge of things (EoT) has arisen as the seamless integration of the cloud, fog, and edge computing paradigms. Such promising synergy is still in its embryonic stage and, given the extensiveness and relative infancy of the research areas, several threats may lag EoT diffusion or overshadow its benefits. Indeed, the reliable and optimized management of processing and communication resources both at the device and infrastructural level, the dynamic trade-off between centralized and distributed approaches, and the overcoming of standardization barriers in the direction of full interoperability, are just some open issues which require novel approaches and advanced key techniques.
This Special Issue will investigate several topics under the EoT umbrella and welcomes paper submissions providing innovative research as well as technical contributions that foster the creation of a new value chain and an energized IoT ecosystem spanning from the network core to the edge.
Dr. Claudio Savaglio
Prof. Dr. Salvatore Venticinque
Prof. Dr. Atay Ozgovde
Dr. Teemu Leppänen
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- Internet of things ecosystems
- Edge computing-oriented architectures, protocols and applications
- Distributed artificial intelligence
- Social, mobile, and secure smart objects
- Big edge-of-things data