Middleware for the Computing Continuum 2024

A special issue of Computers (ISSN 2073-431X). This special issue belongs to the section "Cloud Continuum and Enabled Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2025 | Viewed by 329

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Department of Computer Science & Engineering (DISI), University of Bologna, 40136 Bologna, Italy
Interests: distributed systems; industrial internet of things; industrial digital twins; edge cloud computing; resource orchestration in cloud/edge
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Department of Computer Science & Engineering (DISI), University of Bologna, 40136 Bologna, Italy
Interests: wireless sensor and actuator networks; middleware for sensor and actuator networks; vehicular sensor networks; edge computing; fog computing; online stream processing of sensing dataflows; IoT and big data processing; pervasive and mobile computing; cooperative networking; cyber physical systems for Industry 4.0
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
Interests: network modeling and optimization; IoT; cyber–physical systems; smart grid systems; network economics; wireless networks; social networks; cybersecurity; resource management; reinforcement learning; human behavior modeling; concentrated solar power systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 1st International Workshop on Middleware for the Computing Continuum (Mid4CC) 2024 will be held in Bologna, Italy on December 11-15, 2024. The aim of this workshop is to seek proposals of platforms, software prototypes, tools, libraries, etc. that act and characterize as a middleware for the CC, i.e., a software layer that sits atop the CC and offers end users high-level services and functions to implement their applications. More details see: https://mid4cc.netsons.org/2024/index.html.

After the workshop, the authors of various high-quality full papers will be invited to submit revised and extended versions of their workshop papers for publication in this Special Issue of Computers, which is a journal published by MDPI, in an open-access format. These papers will be selected based on the ratings achieved during the conference review process, the quality of the authors’ conference presentation, and the expected impact on the research community. Each submission included in this Special Issue should contain at least 50% new material in the form of technical extensions, in-depth evaluations, or additional use cases, as well as a change in the title, abstract, and keywords. These extended submissions will undergo a peer-review process based on this journal’s rules of action.

We also encourage original research work related to the topic of the secure design, deployment, and operation of the current and future computing continuum. Topics of interest to this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following subjects:

  • Resource scheduling, monitoring and orchestration
  • Service provisioning in the continuum
  • Implementation of data pipes along the continuum
  • Data governance in the continuum
  • Scalable storage architectures in the continuum
  • Service reuse and data caching
  • End-to-end provisioning of network services in the continuum
  • Network economics and pricing mechanisms in the continuum
  • QoS and SLA management across heterogeneous environments
  • Support for seamless service migration
  • Support for the implementation of dependable systems and applications
  • DevOps platforms for the continuum
  • Benchmarking environments in the continuum
  • Tools for security, privacy and trust management across multiple domains
  • Tools for Cloud/HPC integration.

Dr. Giuseppe Di Modica
Prof. Dr. Paolo Bellavista
Dr. Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou
Dr. Antonino Galletta
Guest Editors

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