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

Burak Kantarci Burak.Kantarci at uottawa.ca
Sat Sep 9 21:41:04 CDT 2017

Dear colleagues,

Please see call for papers below for the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing (ICFEC 2018), which will take place in Washington, DC on May 1-4, 2018.


Best regards,

2nd IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing (ICFEC 2018)

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, support for "embedding" such micro data centres into devices (e.g. cars, buildings, etc), and mechanisms to

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 include (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 approaches

·            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

Website: http://www.cloudbus.org/fog/icfec2018/


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

Publicity Chairs

Burak    Kantarci            University of Ottawa, Canada

Carlos   Westphall         University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Bo        Sheng               University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA

Program Committee

Ashiq    Anjum              University of Derby, UK

Bharath                        Balasubramanian          ATT  Labs Research

Ivona    Brandic Technische Universität Wien

Liana    Fong                 IBM T. J. Watson Research

Alex     Galis                 UCL

Ana      Juan Ferrer       Atos

Marc    Lacoste Orange Labs

Adrien  Lèbre               Inria  / Ecole des Mines

Philipp  Leitner             University Of Zurich

Anna    Levin                IBM Research

Philippe Massonet        CETIC

Rao      Mikkilineni        C3DNA

Christine Morin INRIA

Surya    Nepal               CSIRO

Aravinda           Rao      The University of Melbourne

Ivan      Rodero Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Yogesh             Simmhan          Indian Institute of Science

Byung Chul       Tak       IBM TJ Watson Research Center

Rafael   Tolosana-Calasanz        Universidad de Zaragoza

Ke        Zeng                 Microsoft

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

Conference Dates:
May 1 - 3, 2018

Important Dates for Submission:

Call for Papers
Papers due: November 27, 2017.
Link for Submissions: https://easychair.org/my/conference.cgi?conf=icfec2018

            Author notifications of Acceptance: January 31, 2018
Camera Ready Paper: February 14, 2018

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

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 Issues:
Distinguished papers selected from the conference, after further extensions, will be recommended for submission and publication in a Special Issue of the journal:
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