Submission Deadline: 31 December 2020
IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Reliability in Sensor-Cloud Systems and Applications (SCSA).
The sensor-cloud system (SCS) integrates sensors, sensor networks, and cloud for managing sensors, collecting data, and decision-making. The integration provides flexible, low-cost, and reconfigurable platforms for monitoring and controlling the applications, including emerging applications of the Internet of things (IoT), machine to machine, and cyber-physical systems. Though the SCS has received tremendous attention from both academia and industry because of its numerous exciting applications, it suffers from issues with reliability.
The reliability of the SCS is the ability to perform required functions at or below a given failure rate for a given period of time. The required functions are identified as correctly providing measurement results. Sensor data can be faulty due to system faults or security attacks during the sensor data acquisition and collection, and data processing/decision-making on the cloud. There is also the possibility of not receiving the data at all or received data is compromised. Sensor data is also susceptible to errors and interference such as noise. Furthermore, to save sensor resources, end-users are becoming more dependent on cloud processing and decision-making. This enables significant interactions between sensors and between sensors and the cloud. As a result, the required functions can be extended to cover more concerns, including system design and integration, system continuity, real-time responsiveness, data security, and prevention of privacy intrusions, etc. This is why practitioners and engineers must also be able to measure imprecision and true reliability for both the data and the system that deals with the data. When designing and developing the SCS for real applications, the reliability verification at any level is required.
This Special Section aims to collect and publish state-of-art research results to solve the reliability concerns of sensor-cloud systems.
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