Call for Papers: Challenges on Cloud and Network Virtualization in IoT Environmentsontent Item

Guest Editors:

In the last few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been rapidly developed due to device miniaturization and cost reduction. It aims at connecting all objects through the Internet. These cooperative systems can provide fast, cost-effective, and safe solutions for many applications, including Smart City, Autonomous Vehicles, and drones. Furthermore, every IoT device could sense a sensitive data, such as a number of people alive in an important building or the quantity of brake oil in an Autonomous Vehicle when it is located in an emergency, which should not be unintentionally revealed. Because so many devices are used, there is a possibility of data leakage and privacy breaches. A virtualization method is applied to each device to prevent this. To prevent adversaries from identifying the owners of the original data and the sensitive information they generated, privacy-preserving technology is employed. Many IoT devices are battery powered and/or equipped with substandard hardware that does not allow them to properly respond to user applications. Additionally, the amount of energy being consumed by IoT devices is a huge problem while maintaining privacy. The Special Issue aims to address this important challenge by drawing tutorial and research papers on the current state of the art.

Submission Guidelines:

Articles submitted for publication in this special issue must be original and cannot be under consideration for publication in any other journal or conference. Authors must follow the formatting and submission instructions of the journal, and follow the "Submit Online" link on that page. Please make sure you mention in your cover letter that you are submitting to this special issue.

A possible topic might include, but not be limited to:

  • IoT-based smart city models based on virtualization
  • Virtualization models for IoT applications
  • Privacy-preserving approach in IoT services deployment
  • Network Virtualization and Software defined based network virtualization
  • Software-defined networking as a privacy-preservation tool
  • Supporting privacy-preservation in the semantic web
  • Mathematical modeling for privacy protection.
  • Cloud computing in IoT
  • Software-defined networking and edge computing
  • Network virtualization implementations on smart cities
  • Edge computing implementations in smart cities
  • etc.

Prospective authors should follow standard author instructions for Cluster Computing and submit their manuscripts online at . During the submission process, there will be steps to designate the submission to this special issue.

Submission Deadline (Tentative):

  • Submission deadline:  January 15, 2022
  • First decision: March 152022
  • Revision and resubmission deadline: May 30, 2022
  • Paper acceptance: July 30, 2022

Guest Editors:

Dr. Amir Javadpour, Guangzhou University, China.

Amir Javadpour ( received the BSc in Information commutation technology (ICT) in 2010 from Tamishan University of Behshahr, Iran, and received his MSc degree in 2014 in Medical Information Technology Engineering from University of Tehran, Iran. He is a Ph.D. holder of Computer Science / Mathematics from Guangzhou University, China. His research interests include Cloud computing, Software-Defined networking (SDN), Wireless Body Area Network (WBANs), Big Data, Intrusion detection systems (IDS), the Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning, Wireless Sensor Network. Furthermore, he has published several papers in several domains with his colleagues in highly ranked journals and several ranked conferences. He also served in academic works such as reviewing papers from several well-known venues such as IEEE communication magazine, Springer, TPC of several conferences, and so on.

Dr Pedro Pinto, IPVC, Portugal.

Pedro Pinto received the M.S. degree in communication networks and services from the University of Porto, Portugal, and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications jointly from the Universities of Minho, Aveiro, and Porto, Portugal. He is currently a Professor, the Director of the M.S. degree in cybersecurity, and the Data Protection Officer with the Instituto Polit├ęcnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal. He is also a member of the INESC TEC Research Institution. He has published and reviewed several papers in international conferences and journals, and his research interests include areas of computer networks, data privacy, and cybersecurity.

Forough Ja'fari, Senior Cybersecurity and Computer Science, Guangzhou University, China.

Forough Ja'fari Senior Cybersecurity and Computer Science, Received her BSc and Master in Computer Network Engineering. Bachelor | Sharif University of Technology  |Master | Guangzhou University |. Her more research interests include Cloud Computing, Software-Defined networking (SDN), Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning.

Weizhe Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology (Harbin) & (Shenzhen)

Dr. Weizhe Zhang is currently a Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor in School of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, China. He received his B.Eng, M.Eng and Ph.D. degree of Engineering in computer science and technology in 1999, 2001 and 2006 respectively from Harbin Institute of Technology. He has been a visiting professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA, from Aug. 2013 to Aug 2014. He has been a visiting scholar at the Department of Computer Science, University of Houston (UH), USA, from Aug. 2005 to Feb 2006. Dr. Zhang has published more than 240 scientific papers in the well-established journals including IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, and in the reputable conferences such as IEEE ICDM, IEEE ICPP, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE MSST, IEEE ICC, IEEE CLUSTER, IEEE IPDPS, IEEE ICPADS, ACM CIKM, IFIP NPC etc. He conducts research in cloud computing, high performance computing, parallel and distributed system, real-time computing and computer security. He is a senior member of the IEEE, Lifetime member of ACM, and distinguished member of CCF (China Computer Federation).