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Call for Papers - Edge/Cloud-based Secure, trustable, and privacy-conscious digital twins

Guest Editors:
Aftab Ali: PhD, School of Computing, Ulster University, Belfast, United Kingdom    
Farrukh Aslam Khan: King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Mohand Tahar Kechadi: University College Dublin, Ireland     
Liming Chen: Ulster University, Belfast, United Kingdom

Submission Status: Closed   |   Submission Deadline: 31 January 2024

This collection is no longer accepting submissions.

Journal of Cloud Computing is calling for submissions to our Collection on Edge-Cloud based Secure, trustable, and privacy-conscious digital twins. 

Since its inception, the term ""digital twin,"" which has become one of the defining phrases for trends in the modern era, has been used extensively to describe a wide range of digital simulation models that run alongside real-time processes related to social, economic, and physical systems. It is also feasible that the latency that exists between the time that data is received from the fundamental system and the time that the users who are physically located in the closest proximity to the system are able to use is often short enough to permit effective corrective actions. We will undoubtedly be able to gain ever-deeper insights into the nature of reality and its virtual form as we move closer to having digital twins. We are about to start a collective exploration of how close we can get to the real thing.

About the collection

Data will significantly increase as a result of the interdependence of digital twin solutions growing. The likelihood of data leakage or privacy violation consequently rises, necessitating new privacy and security protection solutions. This special issue on Edge/Cloud-based Digital Twin will offer a high-profile, cutting-edge forum for researchers, engineers, and practitioners to present the most recent developments and innovations in the field of secure digital twins, as well as to pinpoint new areas for future research and chart the course of the field. Due to the fact that edge computing, in which resources such as processing and storage are located closer to the data source, can reduce the amount of time spent waiting for data to be transmitted while simultaneously improving both security and privacy. The edge/cloud-based digital twin will provide flexibility and will enhance the processing capability.  This thematic series' overarching objective is to collect the most pertinent active research initiatives in the field of edge-based digital twin security and privacy. We are looking for papers that propose new research directions, introduce novel methodologies, and develop novel techniques in the area of secure advanced edge-based digital twin theories, methods, implementations, and applications.

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  1. Virtual and augmented reality digital twins are becoming increasingly prevalent in a number of industries, though the production of digital-twin systems applications is still prohibitively expensive for many s...

    Authors: Ben Roullier, Frank McQuade, Ashiq Anjum, Craig Bower and Lu Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cloud Computing 2024 13:51
  2. Owing to the emergence and rapid advances of new-generation information and digitalization technologies, the concept of model-driven digital twin has received widespread attentions and is developing vigorously...

    Authors: Jiaxing Guo, Dongliang Zhao, Chunxiang Gu, Xi Chen, Xieli Zhang and Mengcheng Ju
    Citation: Journal of Cloud Computing 2024 13:28

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This Collection welcomes submission of Research Articles. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system SNAPP. During the submission process, under the section additional information, you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Emerging quantum phenomena in van der Waals materials" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.