High-Performance Computing in Edge Computing Networks

  in Special Issue   Posted on August 13, 2017

Information for the Special Issue

Special Issue Call for Papers:

Scope and objective

High-performance computing (HPC) describes the application of parallelization and distribution algorithms or techniques to connected computing units, to perform more complex tasks in a faster manner than a single unit could do alone. Over the past two decades, the operation speeds of HPC has increased exponentially. Riding on such growth, while HPC continuously advances in its traditional domain of theoretical science and software development, it is increasingly becoming a prevalent solution to a wide range of emerging telecommunication technologies.

Edge Computing Networks and Telecommunication technologies support information transmission over significant distance via distributed and connected communication devices. Rapid innovations in transmission, switching, processing, analyzing, and retrieval of information are vital for the success of a wide range of emerging telecommunication technologies, including connected sensors and IoT devices, smart grid, smart cities, software-defined networks, network function virtualization, data-driven cognitive networking, cyber security, green communications, etc. The class of computational problems that need to be tackled, such as combinatorial optimization, agent-based modelling, massive data analysis, parallel discrete event network simulations, pose new challenges in design or develop the above emerging telecommunication technologies. HPC is essential to address these computational challenges.

Greatly relevant is the contribution that modelling and evaluation techniques (both analytical and simulation based) may bring to the design and the implementation of such complex HW/SW architectures, to dominate various concurring requirements and guide decision processes that lead to an effective result.

The aim of this special issue is to explore how HPC as a research tool enhances emerging telecommunication technologies, and hence present a completing panorama of the state-of-the-art quality research efforts on applying HPC to telecommunications. In addition, the discussion of future and emerging challenges, advances, and applications of HPC and related technologies are all the interests of this special issue. It is hoped that the published research issues or solution guidelines will inspire further research in this very important area of various telecommunication system or algorithm design, as well as provide comprehensive information for researchers, students in ICT, program developers, military and government organizations, and business professionals.


Topics of Interest

This special issue solicits original, high-quality, and unpublished research work in all aspects around high-performance computing in emerging edge computing networks and telecommunication technologies. The general scope of this issue covers the theory, design, modeling, prototyping, implementation, and literature review of future HPC telecommunication systems and applications. The following is a non-exhaustive list of topics in focus of this issue:

  • High performance computing for embedded, mobile, and networking environments
  • High performance data networking, management, and analytics
  • Related theory and modelling of high-performance computing
  • High performance green communication systems and networks
  • Data-intensive HPC network management
  • Data harvesting and analytics in challenged networking
  • Role of visualization in converting large data to information
  • Stochastic analysis and optimization
  • Heterogeneity of edge systems
  • Edge-to-Cloud integration and protocols
  • Communication protocols and issues
  • Delay-tolerant networks, opportunistic communication and computing
  • High performance simulation
  • Modelling and evaluation of high performance computer based systems
  • Novel applications and communication protocols for Edge Computing
  • Applications of computing platforms (edge computing, fog computing, cloud computing, distributed memory, shared computing resources)

All manuscripts submission and review will be handled by Elsevier Editorial System http://ees.elsevier.com/jpdc. All papers should be prepared according to JPDC Guide for Authors. It is important that authors select \”SI: HPC-EdgeComNet\” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.



  • First submission date: July 1st, 2017
  • Submission Deadline: October 1st, 2017
  • Acceptance deadline: July 1st, 2018
  • The date the Special Issue is expected to be: October 1st, 2018


Guest Editorial Team

Wanqing Tu

School of Computing Science

Robert Gordon University



Prof. Florin Pop

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

University Politehnica of Bucharest



Prof. Weijia Jia

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Shanghai Jiao Tong University



Jie Wu

Department of Computer and Information Sciences

Temple University



Mauro Iacono

Dipartimento di matematica e fisica

Università degli Studi della Campania \”Luigi Vanvitelli\”


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