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Fog Computing for Intelligent Systems Special Issue

Editorial Board
Editors in Chief:
  • Trung Q. Duong (Queen's University Belfast)
  • Bao Le (Duy Tan University)
Special Issue Editors:
  • Mithun Mukherjee (GUDP)

With the development of computer technologies, industrial automation significantly reducesthe cost. Cloud computing in industrial networks continues to provide services related tostorage and computation by managing a pool of high cost resources. However, to meet specific requirements such as low end-to-end delay, fast response, cloud computing suffersfrom long delay from cloud data centers to the user end while processing a large amount of data.

On the other hand, due to the distribution of applications and services closer to the end-users, academics and industry experts are now advocating for going from large-centralized cloud computing infrastructures to a range of computing nodes located at theedge of the network. Basically, the fog computing extends the services and resources of thecloud closer to users, which facilitates the leveraging of available services and resources inthe edge networks.

Fog computing with the features (e.g., low latency, location awareness,and capacity of processing large number of nodes with wireless access) to support heterogeneity and real-time applications is an attractive solution to delay- and resource-constrained industrial networks and intelligent systems.However, with the benefits of fog computing, the research challenges arise regarding fogcomputing.

For instance, how to handle different protocols and data format from highly dissimilar data sources in fog layer? How to determine which data should be processed in cloud or be processed in fog layer while designing computation offloading strategies?Moreover, the privacy and security mechanisms within fog servers are also key design considerations. Developing sustainable infrastructures, protocols are major research challenges for fog computing.

  • Architecture for fog computing in intelligent system
  • Content and service distribution models for fog computing
  • Caching, replication and relaying models for fog computing
  • Theoretical and experimental evaluation of information-centric networks for fogcomputing
  • Fog and mobile edge computing security and related considerations for intelligent system
  • Real-time communication interfaces and protocols
  • Fog-enabled data services• Fog computing as an enabler for Augmented and Virtual Reality applications
  • Fog computing as an enabler for 5G
  • 5G Quality of Service (QoS) improvements techniques using SDN, NFV and MEC
  • The challenges and open issues in fog computing for intelligent system
Manuscript submission deadline:
Notification of acceptance:
Submission of final revised paper:
Publication of special issue (tentative):
Spring 2018

Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems