Special Issue on the computing power network

Published 12 November, 2022


The sixth generation (6G) of wireless technology is expected to bridge the physical and virtual worlds with communication, perception and interaction capacity. Computing power is the cornerstone of this fusion system, connecting all wireless and wired devices smoothly. However, computing power, and the network it utilizes, are usually independently planned, constructed and operated, resulting in a mismatch of services and resources.

To address these issues, the computing power network (CPN) is emerging as a promising solution. For versatile computing power and simplex computing power, CPN adopts unified models not only to link them with each other, but also to integrate them together based on multiple enabling networks.

This special issue will feature the latest research on the CPN from both academia and industry. We are interested in investigating necessary requirements, application scenarios, network architecture, key technological breakthroughs and compatible verification.

Topics covered:

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Definition of uses cases, application scenarios and techno-economic analysis
  • The new network architecture of the CPN
  • The CPN in non-terrestrial networks
  • Computing power modelling
  • Computing-aware routing
  • Computing power trading in the CPN
  • Security and privacy in the CPN
  • The CPN for the metaverse
  • A decentralised and blockchained system for the CPN
  • Distributed and federated learning in the CPN
  • Cloud and edge computing in the CPN
  • The CPN in emerging applications, such as the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicle systems and virtual reality systems
  • Task offloading/resource management in heterogeneous computing scenarios
  • Integrated scheduling and orchestration issues
  • CPN-empowered semantic communication system design and optimisation
  • Experimental testbeds or network prototypes for the CPN

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: 31 March 2023
  • First notification: 30 June 2023
  • Revised version deadline: 31 July 2023
  • Final notification: 31 August 2023
  • Publication date: February 2024

Submission instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online; please select the article type: The Computing Power Network.

Guest Editors:

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