Scope and Aim:
The technological enhancement in the field of smart communication from daily life to industrial applications leading towards the development of more efficient and persuasive system for the emerging phenomenon of next generation IoT. The 5G and beyond technology is already making big differences for the edge computing system and services paradigm. But in the future, the sheer volume of things which will be connected to the internet for various smart embedded products or areas such as traffic safety, automated vehicles and industrial can’t be handled by these beyond technologies as it requires low latency and high speed that leads to distributed computing to save time and bandwidth. The future technology with the evolution towards 6G demands ubiquitous edge computing (UEC) and fog computing which includes the big data architectures, protocols and management along with data security and distributive ubiquitous edge applications systems. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has designed the protocols and architectures in 3GPP ecosystem for Industrial IoT based UEC models. The 6G technology offers advanced computational services for ambient intelligent embedded systems with the optimization and resource management models using machine learning (AI). This UEC based networking extends the system design, deployment and performance management for next generation IoT applications along with secure and green networking.
The special issue will serve a platform for the academicians and industrial researchers to present their state-of-art ideas and contributions toward UEC based smart embedded protocols, architecture, modelling, simulations and systems for next generation IoT and 6G applications. The submitted work should be unpublished technical articles with substantial novel contribution towards the scope.
The list of topics in scope for this issue includes, but is not limited to:
Smart embedded systems for 6G
Ubiquitous networking for secure next generation IoT
Resource allocation and optimization in UEC
AI/ML based protocols and architecture for next generation IoT
Cloud virtualization and management for 6G applications
Machine learning techniques for Fog computing and UEC
Ambient intelligent embedded systems and architecture for 6G
Intelligent architectures for distributed computing in next generation IoT
Modelling, system architecture and deployment for 6G
Heterogeneous resource management UEC systems
Content and information centric architecture for UEC systems
Modelling and simulations for 6G architecture for IIoT application
Software defined networking for next generation IoT applications
Load balancing architecture, systems and security in 6G applications
AI based persuasive system for mobile edge computing based IIoT applications
Terahertz and cell-less protocols and hardware systems for 6G applications
Infrastructure management architecture and simulations for UEC systems
All submitted papers, included extended conference papers, will undergo a peer-reviewing process for acceptance.
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 “VSI: UECNx-IoT” option as the type of the paper during the submission process. Please direct all enquiries regarding this SI to Dr. Amrit Mukherjee.
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.
Paper submission due: March 15, 2021
Decision expected by: Aug 15, 2021
1. Prof. Prashant Pillai
Professor of Cyber Security
Director Wolverhampton Cyber Research Institute
University of Wolverhampton, UK
2. Dr. Hao Wang
Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Gjøvik, Norway
4. Dr. Sukhpal Singh Gill
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Queen Mary University of London
Bethnal Green, London E1 4NS, United Kingdom
4. Dr. Amrit Mukherjee
School of Electronics and Information Engineering
Anhui University, Hefei, China