Intelligent Security and Optimization in Edge/Fog Computing

  in Special Issue   Posted on November 2, 2017

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Fri 15 Dec 2017
Journal Impact Factor : 3.997
Journal Name : Future Generation Computer Systems
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Special Issue Call for Papers:

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

Submission Format

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

Submission Guidelines

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:

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 ( ).

Important Dates

Submission deadline: December 15th, 2017

Acceptance deadline: April 15th, 2018

Guest Editors

Meikang Qiu, Pace University, USA. E-mail:

Sun-Yuan Kung, Princeton University, USA. E-mail:

Keke Gai, Pace University, USA, E-mail:

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