[hpc-announce] CfP: USENIX HotEdge 2018

Marco Guazzone marco.guazzone at di.unipmn.it
Fri Jan 19 06:37:14 CST 2018

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HotEdge '18

USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Edge Computing

JULY 10, 2018

Sponsored by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association
HotEdge '18 will be co-located with the 2018 USENIX Annual Technical 
Conference, July 11–13, 2018.


# Important Dates

* Paper submissions due: Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 11:59 pm PDT
* Notification to authors: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
* Final paper and poster abstract files due: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

# Overview

The goal of HotEdge is to bring together researchers and practitioners 
from academia and industry working on edge computing to share their 
ideas, discuss research/work in progress, and identify new/emerging 
"hot" trends in this important emerging area. The demand for low-latency 
offloading infrastructure for upcoming applications (such as augmented 
reality, wearable cognitive assistance, sensor data processing) and the 
emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) are pushing computing again 
towards disaggregation. There are many challenges in design, 
implementation, and deployment of different aspects of edge computing: 
infrastructure, networking, security, applications, etc. HotEdge would 
like to foster discussions in these areas.

The HotEdge '18 program committee is placing a strong emphasis on 
soliciting early-stage ideas. This workshop is specifically designed for 
novel ideas to get early feedback. Submissions will be judged on their 
novelty, topical relevance, and likelihood of generating discussions and 
debate. A good way to think about this is that if you are only a few 
months away from submitting to SEC, ICDCS, InfoCom, NSDI, OSDI, or SOSP, 
etc., you are probably already past the sweet spot for HotEdge. To 
promote research in practical use cases, we plan to dedicate a part of 
the program to submissions relating to novel applications of edge computing.

# Topics of Interest

HotEdge '18 welcomes innovative submissions in the broad areas of 
infrastructure, applications, security, availability, and 
interoperability in edge computing. Specific areas are below but are not 

* Edge-enabled applications
* Edge computing infrastructure and applications
* Edge-optimized heterogeneous architectures
* Edge-based analytics (including machine learning)
* Edge-based storage systems and databases
* Security and privacy in edge computing
* Interoperability between edge and cloud computing
* Fault-tolerance using edge computing
* Programming models for edge computing
* Quality of Service in edge computing

# Workshop Details

HotEdge '18 will be a one-day workshop that is divided into two parts. 
The first part of the day will be invited talks from both academia and 
industry to discuss the evolution, trends, practical challenges and 
research opportunities in edge computing. The second part of the 
workshop will feature the academic program, including paper and poster 

All accepted papers and abstracts of accepted posters will be published 
online. At least one author of each accepted paper or poster must attend 
the workshop to present the paper or poster. Presentation details and 
guidelines will be communicated to the authors of the accepted papers 
and posters. Note that authors of accepted papers will also be expected 
to prepare a poster summarizing their submission to be presented as part 
of a HotEdge '18 poster session.

# Submission Instructions

Please submit your papers (no extended abstracts) in PDF format via the 
web form, which will be available here soon. Do not email submissions.

The complete submission must be no longer than five (5) pages not 
including references. It should be typeset in two-column format in 
10-point type on 12-point (single-spaced) leading, with the text block 
being no more than 6.5" wide by 9" deep. Submissions that violate any of 
these restrictions may not be reviewed. The limits will be interpreted 
fairly strictly, and no extensions will be given for reformatting. If 
you wish, you may use the LaTeX template and style files available on 
the USENIX templates page.

There are no formal restrictions on the use of color in graphs or 
charts, but please use them sparingly—not everybody has access to a 
color printer.

The names of authors and their affiliations should be included on the 
first page of the submission.

Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues, submission 
of previously published work, or plagiarism constitutes dishonesty or 
fraud. USENIX, like other scientific and technical conferences and 
journals, prohibits these practices and may take action against authors 
who have committed them. See the USENIX Conference Submissions Policy 
for details. Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will 
not be considered. If you are uncertain whether your submission meets 
USENIX's guidelines, please contact the program co-chairs, 
hotedge18chairs at usenix.org, or the USENIX office, 
submissionspolicy at usenix.org.

Reviewing of papers will be done by the program committee, potentially 
assisted by outside referees in limited cases. Accepted papers may be 
shepherded through an editorial review process by a member of the 
program committee. All papers will be available online to registered 
attendees before the workshop. If your accepted paper should not be 
published prior to the event, please notify production at usenix.org. The 
papers will be available online to everyone beginning on the first day 
of the workshop. Accepted submissions will be treated as confidential 
prior to publication on the USENIX website; rejected submissions will be 
permanently treated as confidential.

By submitting a paper, you agree that at least one of the authors will 
attend the workshop to present it. If the workshop registration will 
pose a hardship for the presenter of the accepted paper, please contact 
conference at usenix.org.

# Conference Organizers

## Program Co-Chairs

Irfan Ahmad, CachePhysics
Swaminathan Sundararaman, ParallelM

## Program Committee

Ketan Bhardwaj, Georgia Institute of Technology
Nigel Davies, Lancaster University
Eyal de Lara, University of Toronto
Schahram Dustdar, TU Vienna
Marco Guazzone, University of Piemonte Orientale
Zhe Huang, AT&T Labs
Tim Kraska, Brown University
Padmanabhan Pillai, Intel
Rolf Schuster, Fachhochschule Dortmund
Weisong Shi, Wayne State University
Pieter Simoens, Ghent University - imec
Yu Xiao, Aalto University

## Steering Committee

Irfan Ahmad, CachePhysics
Jason Flinn, University of Michigan
Amit Gupta, Cisco Systems
Casey Henderson, USENIX Association
Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University
Weisong Shi, Wayne State University
Swaminathan Sundararaman, ParallelM

Marco Guazzone, PhD
DiSIT, Computer Science Institute
University of Piemonte Orientale
Viale T. Michel, 11
15121 Alessandria, Italy
phone: +39-0131-360484

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