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Cyber-Physical-Social Clouds: Future Insights

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Raj Ranjan, Dr Ellis SolaimanORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by IEEE, 2016.

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Rapid advances in IoT (e.g. mobile computing, man-machine, machine-machine communications, and smart phone networks) will cause a paradigm shift in the design of CPSC applications and operations, by bringing improvements not only to the quality of service (QoS) but also to quality of experience (QoE), cost efficiency, reliability, security, and energy efficiency. Moreover, resources in data centers and cloud infrastructures have to be efficiently managed and scheduled to optimize reliability and scalability of CPSC under various constraints of QoS and QoE. Besides, CPSCs are expected to deal with data directly coming from trans-domain applications (e.g. traffic accident detection in smart transportation, energy management in smart grid, health monitoring and evaluation), which could be in various forms such as GPS coordinates, flood level, temperature, rainfall rate, vehicle speed, electricity consumption, etc. How to coordinate various applications of heterogeneous systems and facilitate a deeper integration, interaction and personalization of the physical, cyber, and social domains is an important challenge. In order to build the next generation CPSC applications and services, it is essential to address the challenges introduced by IoT and Clouds while leveraging on their advantages.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Ranjan R, Jayaraman P, Solaiman E, Georgakopulos D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems

Year: 2016

Volume: 1

Issue: 1

Pages: 11-14

Print publication date: 02/02/2016

Online publication date: 02/02/2016

Acceptance date: 30/01/2016

Date deposited: 20/04/2016

Publisher: IEEE