Edge/fog computing is considered a potential characteristic novel technique that powers up the implementation of cloud computing in industry 4.0. The edge server layer is expected to be a medium that intelligently optimize the use of the computing resources. This technology innovation has begun to drive new levels of performance and productivity in multiple domains. Meanwhile, cloud computing also is becoming a major enabler of various industrial innovations. Within the transformations, edge/fog computing is a quick powered component that combines cloud computing with other network-based techniques, such as Internet-of-Things (IoT) and web services. Even though edge/fog computing has a great potential to speed up the next generation of the networking implementations, security and privacy concerns still are restricting its applications. The threats exist at different layers due to more parties are involved in the service processes. Both detecting threats and finding out solutions are significant. Building up an intelligent security mechanism in edge/fog computing is an urgent mission in an advanced network setting.
This special issue aims to gather recent research work in security and privacy topics and discuss, evaluate, and improve the novel approaches of data protections in edge/fog computing. Our primary focus will address novel security mechanisms in edge/fog computing, advanced secure deployments for large scaled edge/fog computing, intelligent secure solutions, and new efficient data encryption strategy of edge/fog computing.
Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
Trust in social networks in edge/fog computing in edge/fog computing
Security policy, model and architecture in edge/fog computing
Security in social networks in edge/fog computing
Security in parallel and distributed systems in edge/fog computing
Security in mobile and wireless communications in edge/fog computing
Security in cloud/pervasive computing in edge/fog computing
Privacy in parallel and distributed systems in edge/fog computing
Privacy in cloud/pervasive computing in edge/fog computing
Privacy in mobile and wireless communications in edge/fog computing
Privacy in e-commerce and e-government in edge/fog computing
Privacy in network deployment and management in edge/fog computing
Computational forensics in edge/fog computing
Cyber-physical system forensics in edge/fog computing
Data mining for forensics in edge/fog computing
The submitted papers must be written in English and describe original research which is not published nor currently under review by other journals or conferences. Author guidelines for preparation of manuscript can be found at https://www.journals.elsevier.com/future-generation-computer-systems.
All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through Elsevier Editorial System (EVISE). The authors must select “VSI: IntelEdgeCom” when they reach the \”Article Type\” step in the submission process. The EES website is located at: https://www.evise.com/profile/#/FGCS/login
Guide for Authors
This site will guide you stepwise through the creation and uploading of your article. The guide for Authors can be found on the journal homepage (https://www.elsevier.com/journals/future-generation-computer-systems/0167-739x/guide-for-authors ).
Submission deadline: December 15th, 2017
Acceptance deadline: April 15th, 2018
Meikang Qiu, Pace University, USA. E-mail: email@example.com
Sun-Yuan Kung, Princeton University, USA. E-mail: kung@Princeton.edu
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