Special Issue: “14th EAI International Conference on Communications and Networking in China (Chinacom 2019)”

Theme and Scope

The recently emerged new computing paradigms, such as Edge / Fog computing, try to distribute services away from centralized data centers by exploiting the concept of cloudlets. To satisfy the ever-increasing demand for cloud services from emerging applications such as Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Blockchains, researchers are encouraged to use services located at the edge of the network rather than large-centralized cloud services. While the Edge / Fog services that are utilized to offload computation are usually closer to a user compared with the centralized cloud services.

Edge / Fog computing, on one hand, brings services closer to users, on the other hand, requires extension to current service computing models. And the use of edge and fog computing paradigms brings additional difficulties and challenges in terms of resource allocation, performance optimization, energy cost, link switch, and so on. Moreover, the use of these new computing paradigms also brings additional challenges in security and privacy issues. Therefore, it becomes a necessity to integrate the Edge / Fog computing techniques into the traditional service computing paradigm.

This special issue will provide a systematic overview and state-of-the-art research in Internet Technology, Computing, IoT and Computer Engineering Technology, with a special focus on Edge / Fog computing and Blockchain technologies, and will outline new developments in fundamental, approaches, methodologies, software systems, and applications in these areas. Submissions should consist of novel ideas, original results, theoretical and applied research in following topics, but not limited to:

  • Service discovery and recommendation in Edge / Fog
  • Scheduling of Edge / Fog services
  • Security and privacy issues in Edge / Fog computing
  • Resource planning, monitoring, management in Edge / Fog
  • Energy-efficient models in Edge / Fog environment
  • Link switch in Edge / Fog computing
  • Light-weight service-oriented applications for Cyber-Physical System
  • Context (e.g., time, location…)-aware Edge / Fog applications
  • Underlying technologies associated with big data, IoT and Blockchain
  • Any other related topics

Instructions for Manuscripts

Selected Manuscripts from “14th EAI International Conference on Communications and Networking in China (Chinacom 2019)”

Each paper, written in English, the maximum words number in each paper should be below 8,000 words, including references and illustrations. More information can be found at https://jit.ndhu.edu.tw/ . Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at https://jit.ndhu.edu.tw/about/submissions#authorGuidelines  Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/internet-tech .  When submitting papers, authors should specify that the manuscript is for Special Issue on “14th EAI International Conference on Communications and Networking in China (Chinacom 2019)”. The manuscript template can be found at https://jit.ndhu.edu.tw/about/submissions#authorGuideline.


Important dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 15, 2020

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: September 20, 2020

Revise Manuscript Due: October 20, 2020

Final Manuscript Due: November 20, 2020

Tentative Publication Date: 4th Quarter, 2020


Guest Editors

Prof. Honghao Gao

Shanghai University, China



Prof. Yuyu Yin

Hangzhou Dianzi University, China



Dr. Ankang Liu

University of Southern California, USA

Email: ankangli@usc.edu