[hpc-announce] CFP: IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing (ICFEC 2018)

Rajkumar Buyya rbuyya at unimelb.edu.au
Sat Nov 25 17:59:46 CST 2017


2nd IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing (ICFEC 2018)
                   May 1-3, 2018, Washington DC, USA

                            Call for Papers

**************** (Papers due: extended to Dec. 10, 2017)  *************

The organizing committee is delighted to invite you to Washington DC for 
the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing. The 
Conference will be held as part of/in conjunction with IEEE/ACM CCGrid, 
which is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and ACM (Association for 
Computing Machinery).
Call for papers

The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm promises to make “things” such as 
physical objects with sensing capabilities and/or attached with tags, 
mobile objects such as smart phones and vehicles, consumer electronic 
devices and home appliances such as fridge, television, healthcare 
devices, as part of the Internet environment. In cloud-centric IoT 
applications, the sensor data from these “things” is extracted, 
accumulated and processed at the public/private clouds, leading to 
significant latencies.

To satisfy the ever increasing demand for Cloud Computing resources from 
emerging applications such as Internet-of-Things (IoT), academics and 
industry experts are now advocating for going from large-centralized 
Cloud Computing infrastructures to micro data centres located at the 
edge of the network. These micro data centres are often closer to a user 
(geographically and in access latency) compared to the centralised cloud 
data centre. The aim of utilizing such edge resources is to off load 
computation that would have “traditionally” been carried out at the 
cloud data centre to a resource that is closer to a user or edge 
devices. This vision also acknowledges the variation in network latency 
from an end user to cloud data centre. Whereas the network around a data 
centre is often high capacity and speed, that near the user device may 
have variably properties (in terms of resilience, bandwidth, latency, etc).

Referred to as “Fog/Edge computing”, this paradigm is expected to 
improve the agility of cloud service deployments in addition to bringing 
computing resources closer to end-users. On the one hand, the 
development of Fog and Edge clouds includes dedicated facilities, 
operating system, network and middleware techniques to build and operate 
such micro data centres that host virtualized computing resources. On 
the other hand, the use of Fog and Edge clouds requires extension to 
current programming models and propose new abstractions that will allow 
developers to design new applications that take benefit from such 
massively distributed systems. The use of this approach also opens up 
other challenges in: security and privacy (as a user now needs to 
“trust” every micro data centre they interact with), support for 
resource management for mobile users who transfer session from one micro 
data centre to another, and support for “embedding” such micro data 
centres into devices (e.g. cars, buildings, etc.).

The conference seeks to attract contributions covering both theory and 
practice of any of the aforementioned challenges, from the management 
software stack to domain-specific applications.

Topics of interest (but are not limited to):

     Data centers and infrastructures for Fog/Edge Computing
     Middleware for Fog/Edge infrastructures
     Programming models and runtime systems for Fog/Edge Computing
     Scheduling for Fog/Edge infrastructures
     Fog/Edge storage
     Monitoring/metering of Fog/Edge infrastructures
     Fog/Edge Computing applications
     Latency/locality-critical applications
     Legal issues in Fog/Edge clouds
     Security and privacy – including support for new cryptographic 
     Modelling Fog/Edge environments – e.g. using process networks, 
agent-based models, Peer-2-Peer systems, etc.
     Performance monitoring and modelling
     Applications of Fog/Edge Computing


General Chairs:

     Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
     Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK

Program Chairs:

     Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy
     Haiying Shen, University of Virginia, USA

Publication Chairs:

     Maria Fazio, University of Messina, Italy
     Jia Rao, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Steering Committee

     Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
     Adrien Lebre (Inria, France)
     Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK
     Anthony Simonet (Inria, France)
     Haiying Shen, University of Virginia, USA
     Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy

For more information on the organization, see organization page.
Important Dates for Submission:

Papers due: November 27, 2017 --> extended to Dec. 10, 2017

Author notifications of Acceptance: January 31, 2018

Camera Ready Paper: February 14, 2018

Registration aligned with CCGRID Deadlines: http://ccgrid2018.seas.gwu.edu/
Paper submission guidelines

Authors are invited to submit papers electronically in PDF format. 
Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may 
not exceed 10 letter-size (8.5 x 11) pages including all figures, tables 
and references using the IEEE format for conference proceedings. See 
formatting templates for details: 

Submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be returned without 
review. The official language of the conference is English. All 
manuscripts will be reviewed and judged on technical strength, 
originality, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and 
relevance to the conference attendees.

The proceedings will be published through the IEEE Computer Society 
Conference Publishing Services. Submitted papers must represent original 
unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other 
conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be 
rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but 
not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of 
the authors and sponsors of the conference. Submissions received after 
the due date, exceeding the page limit, or not appropriately structured 
may not be considered. Authors may contact the conference chairs for 
more information. The paper submission online system is 

Proceedings will be published through the IEEE Computer Society 
Conference Publishing Services. Paper submitted could be accepted as 
REGULAR paper (10 pages) or SHORT papers (4 pages), depending on the 
review scores.

Special Issue:

Authors of highly rated papers from ICFEC 2018 will be invited to submit 
an extended version to a special issue of the Journal of Software: 
Practice and Experience (SPE): Software Tools and Techniques for Fog and 
Edge Computing 
published by Wiley Press.

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