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Editorial: sensing, Service and Security in Mobile Internet (MobilWare 2020)


The advances in wireless communication technologies and the proliferation of mobile devices have enabled the realization of intelligent environments for people and machines to communicate with each other, interact with information-processing devices, and receive a wide range of mobile wireless services through various types of networks and systems everywhere, anytime. A key enabler of these pervasive and ubiquitous connectivity environments is the advancement of software technology in various communication sectors, ranging from communication middleware and operating systems to networking protocols and applications.

This special issue features four selected papers with high quality.

The global epidemic model was proposed to explain influenza activities through climatological factors. Motivated by this, the first article, “The effects of climatological factors on global influenza across temperate and tropical regions”, extended the global epidemic model by interactions of climatological factors to sense the relative benefits of such interactions in explaining the global influenza epidemics, so as to improve influenza surveillance and control.

The development of medical sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT) offers many opportunities for research on disease diagnosis and prognosis in the electronic healthcare (eHealth) industry. The second article titled “Study QoS-aware Fog Computing for Disease Diagnosis and Prognosis” conducted a comprehensive survey on the diagnosis and prognosis of diseases using fog computing in the electronic healthcare (eHealth) industry that summarized the main challenges and analyzed the corresponding solutions in existing works.

In the next article, entitled “An improved recommendation algorithm for polarized population”, the authors presented a collaborative filtering algorithm adapted to polarized crowds to solve the echo chamber effect in various recommendation algorithms. The proposed algorithm can determine whether the user is a polarized crowd by using both user characteristic information and user behavior information, and make collaborative filtering that adapts to the polarized crowds, thus making different recommendation services.

The last article, entitled “A hierarchical key management scheme for cross-domain secure deduplication”, proposed a hierarchical key management scheme based on a threshold blind signature for secure deduplication. This architecture enables sub-key nodes to be distributed in multiple independent network domains and interact with master key nodes through the Internet. In addition to ensuring data encryption security, preventing brute force attacks, and satisfying convergence key security, the proposed scheme supports secure deduplication in a cross-domain environment.


The guest editors are thankful to our reviewers for their efforts in reviewing the manuscripts. We also thank the Edit-in-Chief, Dr. Imrich Chlamtac for his supportive guidance during the entire process. The special issue is sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 71901147, 41801392, 41901329, 41971354, 41971341, 61702274, 61972207, U1836208, U1836110, 61672290), the National Social Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 20BTJ062), the Foundation of Jilin Provincial Science & Technology Department (Grant No. 20180101332JC), the Science Technology Research Foundation of Jilin Province Education Department (Grant No. JJKH20210135KJ), the Research Program of Shenzhen S and T Innovation Committee, China (Grant No. JCYJ20180305125131482) the Open Fund of Key Laboratory of Urban Land Resources Monitoring and Simulation, MNR, China (Grant No. KF-2019-04-010, KF-2019-04-014, KF-2018-03-066 and KF-2019-04-034), the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, China (Grant No. 2019A1515010748 and 2019A1515011872), the Foundation of High-level University Phase II, China (Grant No. 000002110335), the Foundation of Shenzhen University for New Researchers, China (Grant No. 2019056), the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (Grant No. BK20170958), the Postgraduate Research & Practice Innovation Program of Jiangsu Province (Grant No. KYCX20 0980), PAPD, and Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP180100212, the Major Program of the National Social Science Fund of China (Grant No. 17ZDA092), the National Key R&D Program of China (Grant No. 2018YFB1003205), the Collaborative Innovation Center of Atmospheric Environment and Equipment Technology (CICAEET) Fund of China, the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions (PAPD) Fund, the National key research and development plan of China (Grant No. 2018YFB1800303), the Science and Technology Planning Project of Jilin Province (Grant No. 20200401105GX), the 13th Five-Year Science and Technology Research Project of the Education Department of Jilin Province (Grant No. JJKH20200793KJ).

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Huang, B., Zhao, L., Wang, E. et al. Editorial: sensing, Service and Security in Mobile Internet (MobilWare 2020). Mobile Netw Appl (2022).

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