[hpc-announce] ICFEC 2019, co-located with CCGRID: Call for Papers

Yogesh Simmhan simmhan at iisc.ac.in
Wed Sep 19 02:59:32 CDT 2018

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The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing (ICFEC 2019)
May 14th-17th, 2019, Larnaca, Cyprus
In conjunction with
The 19th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid)


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

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 electronic 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 research 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):

                Programming Models for Internet of Things (IoT) & Fog/Edge environments
                IoT gateways and hubs: architecture, performance, deployment
                Performance models for integration IoT & Cloud systems
                Data centers and infrastructures for Fog/Edge Computing
                Middleware for IoT, Fog/Edge infrastructures
                Scheduling for IoT, Fog/Edge resources
                Storage and metadata management for Fog/Edge Computing
                Monitoring/metering of IoT, Fog/Edge infrastructures
                Real-time, locality-sensitive and mission-critical applications
                Legal and management/governance issues
                Security, privacy and trust
                Modelling and simulation environments

Important Dates
Papers due: November 30, 2018
Notifications of Acceptance: February 1, 2019
Camera Ready Paper: February 15, 2019

Registration will be aligned with CCGRID Deadlines: http://www.ccgrid2019.org

Submission Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit papers electronically in PDF format for peer-review. Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is currently not under review at any other conference or journal. All manuscripts will be reviewed and judged on technical strength, originality, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees. The official language of the conference is English.

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 IEEE's publishing website for LaTeX and MS Word templates: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html

Submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be returned without review.

The online portal for paper submission is at: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icfec2019

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 Issue
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.


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

Publicity Chairs
Burak Kantarci, University of Ottawa, Canada
Carlos Westphall, University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Zhuozhao LI, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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

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