[ecoop-info] CFP: ACM Transactions on Internet Technology SI on Fog, Edge, and Cloud Integration for Smart Environments

gmerlino at unime.it gmerlino at unime.it
Tue Oct 17 16:38:04 CEST 2017

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Call for Papers for a Special Section on 

Fog, Edge, and Cloud Integration for Smart Environments 

in ACM Transactions on Internet Technology


An emerging theme that combines elements of cloud computing and the Internet of Things is centered on exploiting the capabilities of embedded smart devices that are closer (geographically and in terms of latency) to users and their decision-making. Fog Computing tries to distribute some of the resources and services of computation, communication, control & storage away from centralized data centers, by exploiting the concept of cloudlets. Edge Computing extends such concept incorporating also IoT devices. 

The integration between Cloud, Edge and Fog computing gives rise to research challenges spanning from: design & implementation of mechanisms and policies for device management to issues in the enrollment of mobile devices and users, from trust and identity management in federated environments to distributed data analytics algorithms and frameworks. A central challenge is the effective orchestration of capabilities across edge devices and centralized data centres (which can be multiple hops away from a user). 

The objectives of this special section is to focus on novel solutions and innovative approaches that contribute to enhance the synergy between the Cloud, Fog and Edgecomputing, and the use of these in smart environments and applications (e.g. smart cities, smart homes/building, industry 4.0). 

Topics of interest include:

Theoretical Foundations 
- Modelling languages and notations 
- Policy-based provisioning and resource management 
- Porting and development of applications & services 
- Configuration management and adaptation 
- Security: policies, privacy & access control 

Resource Management Mechanisms 
- Devices/infrastructures configuration and management 
- Architectures and reference models 
- Security, Identity and trust management 
- Mobile Crowdsensing 
- Performance monitoring & evaluation 
- Service placement, migration and adaptation 

- Case studies: smart cities, Industry 4.0, smart homes/buildings, intelligent transport, or other areas 
- Scalable data analytics & stream processing 
- Scenarios demonstrating practical use and deployment 
- Revenue-generating applications and services

Special Section Editors 

Francesco Longo, University of Messina, Italy (flongo at unime.it)
Antonio Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy (apuliafito at unime.it) 
Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK (ranaof at cardiff.ac.uk)

Important deadlines 
Submission: 1 December 2017 
Preliminary decisions: 15 March 2018 
Revised manuscripts: 15 April 2018 
Final decisions: 15 June 2018 
Final manuscripts: 15 July 2018 
Publication: 1 December 2018

Submission Instructions 

Please select "Special Section: Fog, Edge, and Cloud Integration for Smart Environments" in the Manuscript Central website

Contact email address: fog.acmtoit at gmail.com


Dr. Giovanni Merlino, PhD
research fellow @ Dept. of Engineering, University of Messina
Contrada di Dio, 98166, Sant'Agata - Messina, Italy
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email: gmerlino at unime.it

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