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Publication Date

Manuscript Submission Deadline

Special Issue

Call for Papers

In recent years, cloud computing has become an emerging technology for many network applications that deeply change our daily lives. Various cloud-based platforms today are deployed to support new applications for complex tasks such as face recognition, autonomous systems, intelligent robotics, etc. In order to fit these applications, distributed cloud systems are a novel and attractive approach compared with the traditional centralized ones. Distributed cloud systems can realize an efficient and powerful net-working system for data by including, various networking components finish the task of not only collecting and transmitting data but also process data. Particularly, novel technologies such as the edge computing systems present a practical and promising approach, which unites smaller, more agile interconnected devices spread across geographies and let them serve as the distributed cloud nodes. This is an emerging type of distributed architecture that allocates workloads to various end devices.

In this Special Issue, we aim to thoroughly investigate the novel solutions of advanced data collection, transmission, storage, and processing methods for converged computing and communications of distributed cloud. Particularly, we seek novel solutions for novel data processing, compression, verification methods to fulfill the efficiency and robustness needs of data collected by the edge computing devices to serve the intelligent tasks. For instance, instead of existing general data compression and transmission, we expect solutions such as task-oriented data compression and rebuilding methodologies that can achieve better efficiency and robustness of computing for specific intelligent tasks. We welcome submissions from both academia and industry that address the fundamental challenges and opportunities in distributed cloud. The topics of interest of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • The Convergence of Computing and Communications
  • New Architecture Design for Distributed Cloud
  • Intelligent Resource Management in Distributed Cloud
  • High Performance Computing Techniques in Distributed Cloud
  • New Communication Infrastructure and Components for Distributed Cloud
  • Novel Communication Mechanism in Distributed Cloud
  • Semantic Communications in the Distributed Cloud
  • Novel Theories and Paradigms of the Data Processing Solutions in Distributed Cloud
  • Novel Data Storage Techniques in Distributed Cloud
  • Big Data Assessment Metrics and Evaluation Criteria in Distributed Cloud
  • Lightweight Hardware Verification in Distributed Cloud

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should conform to the standard format as indicated in the “Information for Authors” section of the Paper Submission Guidelines.

All manuscripts to be considered for publication must be submitted by the deadline through Manuscript Central. Select “May 2023/DistributedCloud” from the drop-down menu of Topic titles.

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 15 December 2022
Initial Decision Notification: 15 February 2023
Revised Manuscript Due: 15 March 2023
Final Decision Notification: 31 March 2023
Final Manuscript Due: 10 April 2023
Publication Date: May/June 2023

Guest Editors

Meikang Qiu (Lead Guest Editor)
Dakota State University, USA

Gerard Memmi
Telecom Paris, France

Chong Li
ComputeCoin, USA

Cheng Zhang
Ibaraki University, Japan

Sukun Li
Adelphi University, USA