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Services and Communications in Fog Computing
Fog computing is an emerging research area that targets on providing services and communications in the space between end users and remote clouds. In the current cloud-based Internet-of-Things (IoT) model, smart devices (such as sensors, smartphones) exchange information through the Internet to cooperate and provide services to users, which could be citizens, smart home systems, and industrial applications. As a result, Fog computing is a new paradigm that entitle cloud computing and services to meets the enhanced communications requirements of low latency, location awareness and mobility support.
The Fog computing is located just one wireless hop away from associated end nodes, such as mobile devices, sensors and end users. Services are hosted at the edge of network, consequently, this reduces service latency, improves quality of service and provides a superior experience for end users. Hence, Fog computing paradigm offers ideal placement for low-latency offload infrastructure to support emerging applications that demand real-time or predictable latency, such as vehicle automation, augmented reality and wearable cognitive assistance.
Moreover, due to the capability to support a wide geographical distribution, Fog computing is well positioned for big data aggregating, analyzing and distilling bandwidth-hungry sensor data from devices. In IoT, Fog computing offers a natural vantage point for organizational access control, administrative autonomy and responsive analytics. In vehicular systems, Fog computing marks the junction between a moving vehicle and the Cloud. Fog computing-enabled 5G radio access networks can improve network performance, enable direct device-to-device wireless communications and support the growing trend of network function virtualization.
Despite the several advantages, realizing Fog computing imposes many new challenges. For example, how to compose, deploy and manage distributed fog services, how to enable highly scalable and manageable Fog computing, how the end users should interact with the cloud, and how to enable users to control their communication services provided by operators. Addressing these challenges necessitates rethinking of the key requirements and potential opportunities for services and communications in Fog computing. This special issue aims to bring together researchers to publish state-of-art research findings of services and communications in Fog computing.
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2017
Acceptance Notification (1st round): July 15, 2017
Minor Revision Due: August 10, 2017
Final Decision Due: September 5, 2017
Final Manuscript Due: September 25, 2017
Publication Date: November 15, 2017
Ao Zhou, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Mikhail M. Komarov, National Research University, Russia
Stephen S. YAU, Arizona State University, USA
    Fog computing infrastructure and applications for services and communications
    Fog computing resources allocation and management for services and communications
    Fog-based real time applications for 5G network
    Load balancing and service selection/composition at the edge of network
    Admission control for services and communications in Fog computing
    Pricing and billing models for services in Fog computing
    Deployment strategies of Fog services and communications
    Service interactions and management between the Fog and the cloud
    Fog-based radio access technology for 5G network, IoT, and vehicular systems.
China Communications seeks original, UNPUBLISHED research papers reporting substantive new work in various aspects of Information Centric Networking. Papers MUST clearly indicate your contributions to the field of Information Centric Networking and properly cite related work in this field.
Papers should be submitted in two separate .doc files (preferred) or .pdf files: 1) Main Document (including paper title, abstract, key words, and full text); 2) Title page (including paper title, author affiliation, acknowledgement and any other information related with the authors’ identification) through the Manuscript Central. Please register or login at http://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/chinacomm, then go to the author center and follow the instructions there. Remember to select “Feature Topic: Services and Communications in Fog Computing – November Issue, 2017” as your manuscript type when submitting; otherwise, it might be considered as a regular paper.Each submission must be accompanied by the following information:
● an abstract of about 150 words
● 3-8 keywords
● original photographs with high-resolution (300 dpi or greater); eps. or tif. format is preferred
● sequentially numbered references. The basic reference format is: author name, "article name", issue name(italic), vol, no., page, month, year. for example: Y.M Huang, "pervateture in wireless hetergeneous..",IEEE Journal on Selected Areas, vol.27, no. 5, pp 34-50, May, 2009.
● brief biographies of authors (50-75 words)
● contact information, including email and mailing addresses
Please note that each submission will normally be approximately 4500 words, with no more than 20 mathematical formulas, accomplished by up to 10 figures and/or tables.

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