Cloud computing provides a large number of resources and services to users. However, time-critical applications have to cope with the problem of latency. Fog Computing complements and extends cloud computing to its edge. It addresses the issue of latency by placing micro data centers closer to the end users and thus closer to where the data are generated.
The Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles and smart cities are areas strongly related to - and in many aspects dependent on - Fog Computing, entailing many challenges, such as security, reliability and energy efficiency. Consequently, appropriate systems and innovative algorithms are required in order to effectively leverage the full potential of Fog Computing.
The scope of this Special Issue is to present state-of-the-art research covering a variety of concepts in Fog Computing, particularly focused on modelling, simulation and performance evaluation of such platforms.
Papers for the Special Issue must provide a substantial novel contribution, and authors must carefully situate their work with regard to the relevant scientific literature. They must clearly address research issues ofFog Computingand show therole of modelling and simulationin this research area.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Real-time fog computing applications
Performance evaluation and modelling of fog computing systems
Dew computing applications
Internet of Things applications
Cloud and fog computing collaboration
Security and privacy in fog computing
Data storage and processing in fog computing
Micro data center management for fog computing
Big data analytics in fog computing
Resource management and orchestration in fog computing