In the past few years, Fog computing has emerged as a new computing-infrastructural paradigm and has received considerable attention in various application domains such as intelligent manufacturing, smart transportation, mobile communications, etc. Fog computing extends computing infrastructure to network edges to provide computation, networking, and storage services between end devices and data centers. Fog computing enhances the benefits from smart devices operational not only in network perimeter but also under cloud servers. Fog-enabled services can be deployed anywhere in the network, and with these services provisioning and management, huge potential can be visualized to enhance intelligence within computing networks to realize context-awareness, high response time, and network traffic offloading. To design and implementation of Fog computing systems, various challenges concerning system design and implementation, computing and communication, workload balance and allocation, system integration, architectures, algorithms and protocols, and application-based implementations are needed to be addressed. Apart from these, another concerning factor of Fog computing technology which requires attention from the researchers is the security and privacy issue.


The special issue expects high-quality research papers that cover the topics of interest that include, but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical foundation and models for Fog/Edge computing
  • Real-time data processing architectures for Fog/Edge computing
  • Real-time (Intelligent) data analytics for Fog/Edge computing
  • Security and privacy issues and solutions in Fog/Edge computing
  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning based techniques integration for Fog/Edge Computing
  • Communication and networking protocols for Fog/Edge computing environments
  • Trust and Reputation issues in Fog/Edge computing
  • QoS and QoE (quality of experience) for Fog/Edge computing
  • Artificial Intelligence enabled Fog/Edge computing techniques and methodologies
  • Fog/Edge computing networking services, including SDN, network function virtualizations, and novel network services
  • Fog/Edge computing and Cloud computing collaboration and services
  • Role of smart mobile devices in Fog/Edge computing
  • Mobility in Fog/Edge computing
  • Mobile Grid/Cloud as Edge computing infrastructure
  • Resource selection in Fog/Edge environment
  • Mitigating Big data using Fog/Edge computing
  • Energy efficiency and management for Fog/Edge computing infrastructure
  • Security techniques and algorithms for Fog/Edge computing
  • Extensive surveys on Fog/Dew/Edge computing and other related computing paradigms: open issues, challenges, and opportunities

Important dates:

  • Submission: March 16, 2019  January  30, 2019
  • Author notification: April 10, 2019  March 30, 2019
  • Revised papers: May 5, 2019  April 30, 2019
  • Final decision: May 20, 2019
  • Camera Ready papers due: June 10, 2019
  • Publication: June 30, 2019

Submission guidelines:

Original and unpublished works on any of the topics aforementioned or related are welcome. The SCPE journal has a rigorous peer-reviewing process and papers will be reviewed by at least two referees. All submitted papers must be formatted according to the journal's instructions, which can be found at:

Special issue editors:

  • Rudra Rameshwar, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, Punjab, India
  • Pijush Kanti Dutta Pramanik, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India
  • Anand Nayyar, Duy Tan University, Danang, Vietnam