This Special Issue aims to push computation and data services toward the edge of the network, closer to the origin of the demand in order to mitigate network load as well as improve service quality by reducing end-to-end latency and overall backhaul bandwidth demand. Potential research directions are fostered for this Special Issue, ranging from security and privacy issues to SwarmFEC deployment, from mobility management to resource optimization, and from joint coordination of aerial vehicles to wireless communications.
Call For Paper
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
Communication models and protocols for SwarmFEC;
Dynamic fog/edge computing deployment in drone swarms;
Cooperative computing and scheduling strategy in SwarmFEC;
Costs of applications migration and workloads in SwarmFEC;
SwarmFEC support for the Internet of Things (IoT);
Security and privacy in services deployment for SwarmFEC;
Resource allocation and mobility models for energy management in SwarmFEC;
Software-defined networking support for SwarmFEC;
Optimization, learning, and AI to manage application deployment in SwarmFEC;
Spectrum coexistence and optimization for SwarmFEC communications;
SwarmFEC modeling, simulation, emulation, and experimentation.