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
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
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Dipartimento di matematica e fisica
Università degli Studi della Campania \”Luigi Vanvitelli\”