5G network does not interfere with the other wireless signals and can transmit data at a higher speed. Since 5G utilizes a higher frequency bandwidth, it cannot travel the longer distance and penetrate through solid objects. The speed of 5G assures faster connections compared with other generation networks. To attain fastest data transmission, data centers should be closer to the sources. Edge computing plays a critical role by bringing a distributed system of network and enhancing reliability, performance, and cost. In the distributed system of computing, local or device-to-device (D2D) or base station cell caching is possible along with D2D or base station cell offloading. Discussing about the architecture of the distributed system encompasses a base station, data centers, and mobile users. All the devices should be interlinked through a base station or data centers. Caches can be stored in one user or the base station and accessed from local or D2D. Protocol should be decentralized and connect edge computing with caches and offloading tasks such as virus scanning, searching. By integrating edge computing with caching and offloading in 5G networks, the system allows faster handling of real-time data and analysis.
This special issue on architecture and protocols for integrating edge computing, caching, and offloading in 5G networks gives us an ideal platform to share innovative concepts and discussions related to the architecture and protocols for integration of edge computing, caching and offloading in 5G networks promoting reduced usage of bandwidth. Suitable Topics of interest include but not specified to:
Lower latency computation offloading infrastructure for 5G network
Optimization of workload for integrating edge computing, caching and offloading
Complexity and performance analysis for integrating edge computing in 5G networks
Policies and regulations based discussions for 5G network and edge computing integration
Energy efficient software and services for edge computing and caching in 5G
Security architecture and management for 5G networks
Emerging applications of malware attack and intrusion detection in mobile based communication networks
Cloud and data center management for customers using next generation communication networks
Signal processing for integrating edge computing with caching and offloading in 5G
Intelligent edge computing for liability and trust in 5G technologies
Data protection and information sharing in integrated 5G networks
General information for submitting papers to JSA can be found at https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-systems-architecture. Submissions should be made online at https://www.editorialmanager.com/jsa/. Please select the “SI: 5G Networks-Edge” option as the type of the paper during the submission process. Please direct all enquiries regarding this SI to Priyan Malarvizhi Kumar.
JSA has adopted the Virtual Special Issue model to speed up the publication process, where Special Issue papers are published in regular issues, but marked as SI papers. Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis. Therefore, authors are encouraged to submit papers early, and need not wait until the submission deadline.
Submission deadline: 24 August 2020
All decisions finalized: 15 June 2021
Dr. PriyanMalarvizhi Kumar
Middlesex University, UK.
Email: P.Malarvizhikumar@mdx.ac.uk P.Malarvizhikumar@ieee.org
Dr. Hari Mohan Pandey
Department of Computer Science,
Edge Hill University, UK
Dr. Gautam Srivastava
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science