Mobile Service Computing with Internet of Things

Submission Deadline: 31 March 2019

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Mobile Service Computing with Internet of Things.

Service computing is a bridge among systems, man, and cybernetics, which covers the science and technology of connecting the gap between business and IT services, and has attracted increasing attention from both industry and academia. The services of IoT are defined as software artifacts that are autonomous, self-described, reusable, and highly portable. They’re the basic units for building rapid, low-cost, secure, and reliable applications. Thus, the service computing paradigm saves on development costs that would otherwise be spent creating new software components for each new business process.

Due to the rapid developments in mobile devices and wireless technologies, mobile devices play an increasingly important role in our daily lives. Thus, there is great potential in mobile technology   and many opportunities for traditional service computing in the mobile environment. Services are no longer limited to traditional contexts and platforms. They can be deployed on mobile devices or cloud servers and delivered over wireless networks. Mobile service computing is undoubtedly enabling us to provide and access services anytime and anywhere, which greatly facilitates our life, work, and studies. However, the application of mobile service computing still faces challenges due to key limitations such as constant mobility, limited capability, restricted power, unguaranteed security, etc., which bring great challenges for both service provision and consumption.

The goals of this Special Section in IEEE Access are (1) to present the state-of-the-art research on mobile service computing with IoT, and (2) to provide a forum for experts to disseminate their recent advances and views on future perspectives in the field.

In this Special Section, we invite articles that present new theories, methods and techniques applied to mobile service computing. We particularly encourage articles demonstrating novel strategies to new types of mobile service computing domains such as mobile cloud computing, mobile edge computing, etc.  Applications may be drawn by investigating the usage of novel methods for all aspects of the mobile service computing system, including system design, performance optimization, algorithm design, scheduling methods, energy saving, and security management.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Service description in mobile environments for IoT
  • Performance optimization in mobile environment
  • Quality evaluation for mobile services of IoT
  • Mobile service selection, recommendation and composition
  • Mobile service provisioning
  • Energy efficiency in mobile service computing
  • Mobile service offloading
  • Smart Technologies for mobile service computing
  • Formal Modeling and Verification for mobile service computing
  • Big data and data analysis for mobile service computing
  • Resource management in mobile service environments
  • Security and privacy in mobile service computing
  • Mobile device management (configuration, performance, and capacity)
  • Mobile network and communication services in IoT

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


Associate Editor: Tie Qiu, Tianjin University, China

Guest Editors:

  1. Shuiguang Deng, Zhejiang University, China
  2. Wenbing Zhao, Cleveland State University, USA
  3. Javid Taheri, The University of Sydney, Australia
  4. Weiming Shen, University of Western Ontario, Canada


Relevant IEEE Access Special Sections:

  1. Emotion-aware Mobile Computing
  2. Recent Advances in Socially-aware Mobile Networking
  3. Emergent Topics for Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems in Smartphone, IoT, and Cloud Computing Era

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

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