Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach (IJITSA)

Special Issue On: Service Computing Innovations in the Cloud, Edge and Fog Environment

Submission Due Date

Guest Editors
Prof. Sang-Bing Tsai, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Zhongshan Institute, China

Prof. Lianyong Qi, Qufu Normal University, China

Dr. Yuan Yuan, Michigan State University, USA

Dr. Xuyun Zhang, Macquarie University, Australia

Dr. Chia-Huei Wu, Minghsin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

With the ever-increasing popularity of service computing technology, a wide range of computational resources or services (e.g., news, food and commodities) are emerging rapidly on the Web (Dastjerdi et al., 2016; Tao et al., 2014), which benefit the development, deployment and maintenance of lightweight service-oriented business systems significantly (Jula et al., 2014; Wang et al., 2014; Wang et al., 2016). Through selecting or composing appropriate web services, an enterprise or organization can accelerate its system development, optimize system performances and gain more profits (Liu et al., 2017; Shih et al., 2019; Zhang et al., 2016).

The recently emerged new computing paradigms (e.g., cloud, edge and fog), on one hand, widen the scope of applications of services computing technology (Deng et al., 2014; Wang et al., 2017; Mahmud et al., 2018), on the other hand bring additional difficulties and challenges in terms of resource load (Vaquero et al., 2014; Shi et al., 2016), energy cost (Roman et al., 2018), link switch (Zhang et al., 2018), quality optimization (Guan et al., 2018; Gong et al., 2018), and so on. Therefore, it becomes a necessity to combine the advantages of both the services computing technology and the cloud/edge/fog computing paradigms. This special session aims to highlight the cutting-edge research and applications related to the “Service Computing Innovations in the Cloud, Edge and Fog Environment”.

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Tao F, Cheng Y, Da Xu L, et al. CCIoT-CMfg: cloud computing and internet of things-based cloud manufacturing service system. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 2014, 10(2): 1435-1442.
Jula A, Sundararajan E, Othman Z. Cloud computing service composition: A systematic literature review. Expert systems with applications, 2014, 41(8): 3809-3824.
Wang S, Liu Z, Sun Q, et al. Towards an accurate evaluation of quality of cloud service in service-oriented cloud computing. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 2014, 25(2): 283-291.
Wang S, Zhou A, Yang F, et al. Towards network-aware service composition in the cloud. IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 2016.
Liu C, Cao Y, Luo Y, et al. A new deep learning-based food recognition system for dietary assessment on an edge computing service infrastructure. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, 2017, 11(2): 249-261.
Shih Y Y, Wang C Y, Pang A C. Fog Computing Service Provision using Bargaining Solutions. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, 2019.
Zhang Y, Lei T, Wang Y. A service recommendation algorithm based on modeling of implicit demands. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS). IEEE, 2016: 17-24.
Deng S, Huang L, Taheri J, et al. Computation offloading for service workflow in mobile cloud computing. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2014, 26(12): 3317-3329.
Wang S, Zhao Y, Huang L, et al. QoS prediction for service recommendations in mobile edge computing. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 2017.
Mahmud R, Kotagiri R, Buyya R. Fog computing: A taxonomy, survey and future directions. Internet of everything. Springer, Singapore, 2018: 103-130.
Vaquero L M, Rodero-Merino L. Finding your way in the fog: Towards a comprehensive definition of fog computing. ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, 2014, 44(5): 27-32.
Shi W, Cao J, Zhang Q, et al. Edge computing: Vision and challenges. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2016, 3(5): 637-646.
Roman R, Lopez J, Mambo M. Mobile edge computing, fog et al.: A survey and analysis of security threats and challenges. Future Generation Computer Systems, 2018, 78: 680-698.
Zhang P Y, Zhou M C, Fortino G. Security and trust issues in Fog computing: A survey. Future Generation Computer Systems, 2018, 88: 16-27.
Guan Y, Shao J, Wei G, et al. Data security and privacy in fog computing. IEEE Network, 2018, 32(5): 106-111.
Gong W, Qi L, Xu Y. Privacy-aware multidimensional mobile service quality prediction and recommendation in distributed fog environment. Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, 2018.

This special issue pursues to improve our theoretical academic and professional applied knowledge on the service computing innovations in the Cloud, Edge and Fog environment, as well as on their specific contexts for being applied separately.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be addressed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following ones:

• service recommendation in cloud/edge/fog
• service selection and composition in cloud/edge/fog
• service quality evaluation in cloud/edge/fog
• security, privacy and trust in service systems
• resource load balance in cloud/edge/fog
• energy cost optimization in cloud/edge/fog
• link switch and task scheduling in cloud/edge/fog
• Light-weight service-oriented applications for smart devices
• Context (e.g., time, location…)-aware service applications
• Underlying technologies associated with big data and Internet of Things
• Any other related topics

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Service Computing Innovations in the Cloud, Edge and Fog Environment on or before December 31, 2020. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Prof. Sang-Bing Tsai
Guest Editor
International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach (IJITSA)