Guest Editors:

Weisong Shi
George Pallis
Zhiwei Xu

Special Issue Papers

Scanning the Issue

By W. Shi, G. Pallis, and Z. Xu

A Survey of Virtual Machine Management in Edge Computing

By Z. Tao, Q. Xia, Z. Hao, C. Li, L. Ma, S. Yi, and Q. Li

This article provides an overview of the industrial and research projects on virtual machine (VM) management in edge computing, focusing on the virtualization frameworks and virtualization techniques, the serverless management, and the security advantages and issues that virtualization brings to edge computing.

Software-Defined Networking Enhanced Edge Computing: A Network-Centric Survey

By A. Wang, Z. Zha, Y. Guo, and S. Chen

This article discusses how software-defined networking and related technologies are integrated to facilitate the management and the operations of edge servers and various Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices.

Dependable Resource Coordination on the Edge at Runtime

By C. Tsigkanos, I. Murturi, and S. Dustdar

This article introduces a methodology and a technical framework for engineering resource coordination for the edge-enabled Internet of Things (IoT).

A Survey on Edge Computing Systems and Tools

By F. Liu, G. Tang, Y. Li, Z. Cai, X. Zhang, and T. Zhou

This article reviews existing systems and open source projects for edge computing by categorizing them from their design demands and innovations.

Ecosystem of Things: Hardware, Software, and Architecture

By L. Chao, X. Peng, Z. Xu, and L. Zhang

This article surveys the state of the art in supporting smart edge computing and makes some concluding observations with respect to hardware, system software, and ecosystem architecture.

Computation Offloading Toward Edge Computing

By L. Lin, X. Liao, H. Jin, and P. Li

This article surveys recent research efforts made on exploring computation offloading toward edge computing.

Edge Computing Security: State of the Art and Challenges

By Y. Xiao, Y. Jia, C. Liu, X. Cheng, J. Yu, and W. Lv

This article reviews the most influential and basic attacks as well as the corresponding defense mechanisms that can be practically applied in edge computing systems.

Privacy Techniques for Edge Computing Systems

By F.-Y. Rao and E. Bertino

This article discusses approaches for privacy-preserving data aggregation at the edge, focusing on techniques by which the edge can provide services to users while assuring the user privacy as well as privacy-preserving crowdsourcing techniques.

Deep Learning With Edge Computing: A Review

By J. Chen and X. Ran

This article provides an overview of applications where deep learning is used at the network edge. Computer vision, natural language processing, network functions, and virtual and augmented reality are discussed as example application drivers.

Edge Video Analytics for Public Safety: A Review

By Q. Zhang, H. Sun, X. Wu, and H. Zhong

This article provides a survey on applications, algorithms, and platforms that have been proposed to facilitate edge video analytics for public safety.

Edge Computing for Autonomous Driving: Opportunities and Challenges

By S. Liu, L. Liu, J. Tang, B. Yu, Y. Wang, and W. Shi

This article surveys the designs of autonomous driving edge computing systems. In addition, it presents the security issues in autonomous driving as well as how edge computing designs can address these issues.

Wireless Edge Computing With Latency and Reliability Guarantees

By M. S. Elbamby, C. Perfecto, C.-F. Liu, J. Park, S. Samarakoon, X. Chen, and M. Bennis

This article discusses the feasibility and potential of providing edge computing services with latency and reliability guarantees. It proceeds by presenting selected use cases that reflect the interplay between edge computing and ultrareliable low-latency communication (URLLC).

Edge Intelligence: Paving the Last Mile of Artificial Intelligence With Edge Computing

By Z. Zhou, X. Chen, E. Li, L. Zeng, K. Luo, and J. Zhang

This article conducts a comprehensive survey of the research efforts on edge intelligence. It provides an overview of the architectures, frameworks, and emerging key technologies for deep learning model toward training and inference at the network edge.