Mobile Edge Computing

Submission Deadline: 1 December 2017

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Mobile Edge Computing.

Mobile edge computing is emerging as a promising computing architecture by pushing computation and storage closer to end users with both strategically deployed and opportunistic processing and storage resources. Such mechanism is essentially different from the traditional definition of cloud computing. It can provide solutions to problems faced by mobile cloud computing and agile support to a large number of different mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) applications and services, e.g., transport, smart grid, and healthcare. However, to maximize the resource utilization and user service experiences, it is envisioned that mobile edge computing and cloud computing should be designed and operated under a seamless integrated hierarchical architecture. Still, we can see many unprecedented technical challenges for applying mobile edge computing for the emerging mobile and IoT applications.

This Special Section in IEEE Access aims to bring together researchers to report recent advances in mobile edge computing, exchange new ideas with innovative technologies and solutions towards mobile edge computing models. The Special Section will include a collection of outstanding technical research surveys and new research results, covering a wide range of topics within mobile edge computing.

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers in any of, but not limited to, the following or related topics of interest:

  • Mobile edge computing system and architecture
    • Mobile edge computing architecture
    • Integrated mobile edge, cloud computing architecture
    • Mobile edge computing services provisioning
    • Mobile edge computing service discovery and management
    • Performance evaluation and modeling
  • Mobile edge computing technologies
    • Resource pooling, virtualization and SDN
    • Communications and networking
    • Edge analytics
    • Edge storage and caching
    • Load balancing and interaction with clouds
    • Resource sharing, management and optimization
    • Quality of services
    • Security, privacy and energy awareness
  • Mobile edge computing applications and services
    • Edge computing supported IoT applications
    • Mobile applications (health, transportation, smart grid, etc.)
    • Field trials and experiments

We also highly recommend the submission of multimedia with each article as it significantly increases the visibility, downloads, and citations of articles.

Associate Editor: Yan Zhang, University of Oslo, Norway

Guest Editors:

  1. Jianhua He, Aston University, UK
  2. Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
  3. Min Sheng, Xidian University, China
  4. Hassnaa Moustafa, Intel, USA
  5. Yizhi Ren, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China
  6. Nirwan Ansari, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA


Related IEEE Access Special Sections:

  1. Mobile Edge Computing for Wireless Networks
  2. The New Era of Smart Cities: Sensors, Communication Technologies and Applications
  3. Recent Advances in Computational Intelligence Paradigms for Security and Privacy for Fog and Mobile Edge Computing


IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief: Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland

Paper submission: Contact Associate Editor and submit manuscript to:

For inquiries regarding this Special Section, please contact: Bora M. Onat, Managing Editor, IEEE Access (Phone: (732) 562-6036,