Special Issue "Cryptography and Symmetry in Fog Computing: Trends and Challenges"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 121

Special Issue Editor

School of Cyber Science and Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Interests: cryptography; information security
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the development of the Internet of Things and wearable devices, medical systems are faced with the problem of handling and maintaining large amounts of physiological data and bio-signals collected by wearables. The conventional cloud-based architecture fails to manage the large amounts of data collected by the wearable medical sensors for life-critical feature monitoring and real-time analysis. It is common to apply distributed computing paradigms combined with the Internet of Things and wearable devices to realize scalable and real-time medical treatment.

Fog computing is thought to be a promising paradigm for the future of medical systems by processing and storing data for the cloud service. Fog nodes can extract emergent bio-data, such as blood pressure and pulse data, via communication through multiple wearable nodes. Moreover, the fog nodes can communicate and work collaboratively to conduct real-time bio-feature monitoring, which can reduce the latency of medical treatment. As fog computing plays an important role in modern medical systems, reliable, trusted and privacy-preserving fog computing for medical systems is required.

Thus, this Special Issue will mainly focus on the emerging fog computing techniques and cryptography related to symmetry/asymmetry phenomena. Please note that all submissions need to fall within Symmetry’s scope.

Topics will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Fog computing architecture;
  • Reliable fog computing algorithms;
  • Privacy-preserving fog computing;
  • Lightweight decentralized protocols for IoT;
  • Medical data access control in fog computing;
  • Data management in fog computing with cloud service;
  • Fog computing network;
  • Coordinate computing in fog nodes;
  • Data aggregation for multiple fog nodes;
  • Cryptography;
  • Symmetry.

Prof. Dr. Debiao He
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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