[hpc-announce] CFP - IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing (ICFEC 2019)

Rajkumar Buyya rbuyya at unimelb.edu.au
Sat Aug 11 07:57:05 CDT 2018

3rd IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing (ICFEC 2019)
May 14th-17th, 2019, Larnaca, Cyprus
In conjunction with IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2019 (19th IEEE/ACM International 
Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing)
URL: http://www.cloudbus.org/fog/icfec2019/

The organizing committee is delighted to invite you to Larnaca, Cyprus 
for the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing. The 
Conference will be held as part of/in conjunction with IEEE/ACM CCGrid, 
2019, which is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and ACM 
(Association for Computing Machinery).

Call for papers

The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm is incorporating “things” from the 
physical world into the Internet environment to enhance the monitoring 
and intelligent control of physical, digital and social systems. Such 
things include smart infrastructures like power grids with sensing and 
actuation capabilities, mobile platforms like smart phones and vehicles, 
and consumer electronics and appliances such as refrigerators and 
healthcare devices. In cloud-centric IoT applications, the observational 
streams from these things at the edge of the network are extracted, 
accumulated and processed centrally at public/private clouds, and the 
responses are communicated back to the things, leading to significant 
latencies and bandwidth costs.

To satisfy the ever-increasing demand for computing resources from 
emerging applications such as IoT, academics and industry experts are 
now advocating to supplement large cloud data centers with micro data 
centres. These micro data centres, also called Fogs, are located at the 
edge of the network, closer to a user (in the spatial and/or network 
topology) than cloud data centres. Further, edge devices such as smart 
phones and gateways themselves have non-trivial compute capacity and are 
even closer to the user. As a result, it is possible to utilize such 
edge and fog resources to off-load computation that would traditionally 
have been carried out at the cloud.

Referred to as “Fog/Edge computing”, this paradigm is expected to 
improve the agility of cloud service deployments, make use of 
opportunistic and cheap computing, and leverage the network latency and 
bandwidth diversities between these resources. On the one hand, the 
development of fog and edge computing infrastructure requires examining 
operating systems, virtualization and containers, and middleware 
techniques for fabric management. On the other hand, the use of fog and 
edge computing paradigm requires extensions to current programming 
models and development of new abstractions that will allow developers to 
design novel applications that can benefit from such massively 
distributed systems. This also opens up other challenges in: security, 
privacy and trust of the edge and fog resources; resource management for 
mobile, transient and constrained resources; distributed data, state and 
context management; and emerging domains like autonomous vehicles and 
deep learning over such platforms.

The conference seeks to attract contributions covering both theory and 
practice over system software and domain-specific applications in these 
areas. Some representative 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 
     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
     Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy

Program Chairs:

     Haiying Shen, University of Virginia, USA
     Yogesh Simmhan, Indian Institute of Science, India

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 30, 2018

Author notifications of Acceptance: February 1, 2019

Camera Ready Paper: February 15, 2019

Registration aligned with CCGRID Deadlines: https://www.ccgrid2019.org/
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.

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 (6 pages), depending on the 
reviewer recommendations.
Special Issues

Authors of highly rated papers from ICFEC 2019 will be invited to submit 
an extended version to a special issue that we expect to appear with the 
Journal of Software: Practice and Experience (SPE) published by Wiley Press.

Dr. Rajkumar Buyya, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor
Director, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Lab
School of Computing and Information Systems
The University of Melbourne
Room 7.22, Doug McDonell Building, Parkville Campus
Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
URL: http://www.buyya.com | http://www.cloudbus.org/~raj

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