Submission Deadline: 01 March 2020
IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Edge Computing and Networking for Ubiquitous AI.
Edge computing has become an important solution to break through the bottleneck of emerging technology development by virtue of its advantages of reducing data transmission, decreasing service latency and easing cloud computing pressure. It can also be applied to extensive application scenarios, such as smart city, manufacturing, logistics and transportation, healthcare, and smart grid. In these scenarios, transmitting massive data and requests generated by edge devices to the cloud data center is no longer the only option, and the edge computing architecture can be complementary to the cloud. Among several application scenarios, such as network optimization, intelligent manufacturing, and real-time video analytics, the combination of Deep Learning (DL) and edge computing shows its advantages.
For example, the DL model trained for face recognition can be deployed on the edge architecture to achieve real-time identity verification. In addition, from predictive maintenance to network and resource management, many researchers are paying attention to “artificial intelligence” plus “edge computing,” aiming to enhance the computing, storage and communication capabilities of edge computing networks through artificial intelligence techniques, especially Deep Reinforcement Learning (DRL). With the increment of smart devices and the diversification needs, the network environment is becoming more complex. Traditional network technologies rely on fixed mathematical models, which are not applicable in a rapidly changing network environment. The emergence of artificial intelligence can effectively solve this problem. When network devices face some complex and fuzzy network information, artificial intelligence technology relies on its powerful learning and reasoning ability to extract valuable information from massive data, and can realize intelligent management.
However, such ubiquitous intelligence potentially enabled by both edge computing and learning still faces a major challenge, i.e., the effective deployment fashion of the learning model on the collaborated “edge-cloud” architecture is still not determined. The deployment of deep learning models should concern the training and inference of them, and the edge computing architecture shall be well devised.
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