Scope and Aim:
Cloud Computing and Wireless Sensor Networks have received tremendous attention from both academia and industry, due to the numerous exciting applications in the Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems, e.g., industrial process control, video surveillance, structural health monitoring, mobile commerce, mobile learning, and mobile gaming. Sensor-Cloud is the product of combining WSNs and Cloud Computing, allowing truly pervasive computation between the physical world and the cyber world.
However, new trustworthiness and privacy challenges need to be addressed to accelerate the development of these integrated applications. First, Sensor Network Provider (SNP), Cloud Service Provider (CSP), and Cloud Service User (CSU) are included in the Sensor-Cloud system. Without trust and reputation management as well as management of CSPs and SNPs, other parties with low trust and reputation are highly likely chosen. Second, in the Sensor-Cloud system, the data is generally related to privacy while the storage space is shallow in WSNs. If massive data is stored in the cloud, it is easy to be disclosed. Third, due to sensors’ weak abilities in processing and communication, it is difficult for underlying networks to afford enough computation ability for solving these new arriving trustworthiness and privacy problems.
Furthermore, lots of new computing models and technologies are arising, such as fog computing, edge computing, artificial intelligence, big data, and the Internet of Things. This calls for the urgent need to consider and develop new mechanisms to fill the gap between WSNs and cloud computing. Future sensors and cloud-integrated systems need to close the trustworthiness and privacy gap in the face of challenges in different circumstances.
This Special Issue is proposed to bring together researchers to exchange the state-of-art research results to tackle the trustworthiness and privacy issues of sensor-cloud systems.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Concepts, theory, standardization and modeling, and methodologies for sensor-cloud systems
Trustworthiness model and architecture in sensor-cloud
Data protection in sensor-cloud systems
Security in cloud computing and pervasive/ubiquitous computing
Data trustworthiness in sensor-cloud systems
Trust and reputation evaluation in sensor-cloud
Data protection and data integrity in sensor-cloud systems
Privacy issues in sensor-cloud systems
Privacy metrics and policies in sensor-cloud systems
Reliability issues in sensor-cloud systems
Security computing clouds for cyber-physical systems
Security and applications in sensor-cloud systems
Mobile sensing applications, detection, transmission and tracking in sensor-cloud systems
Trustworthiness levels and relations, metrics, and measures for sensor-cloud systems
Edge computing in sensor-cloud systems
Intelligent algorithm and applications for sensor-cloud systems
All original manuscripts that fit within the scope are welcome.
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: TPSCS” option as the type of the paper during the submission process. Please direct all enquiries regarding this SI to Tian Wang.
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 31, 2021
Final decision: July 31, 2021
Tian Wang (Lead Guest Editor)
Huaqiao University, China
Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, U.K
University of California, USA