[hpc-announce] Call for Papers: IEEE GLOBECOM Workshop on Information-Centric Edge Computing (ICEC)

Spyridon (Spyros) Mastorakis mastorakis at cs.ucla.edu
Sun Jun 2 13:06:17 CDT 2019

IEEE GLOBECOM Workshop on Information-Centric Edge Computing (ICEC) 
9-13 December 2019, Waikoloa, HI, USA

Workshop link: https://globecom2019.ieee-globecom.org/workshop/ws-28-information-centric-edge-computing <https://globecom2019.ieee-globecom.org/workshop/ws-28-information-centric-edge-computing>
Call for papers: https://globecom2019.ieee-globecom.org/sites/globecom2019.ieee-globecom.org/files/2019-ICEC-CFP.pdf <https://globecom2019.ieee-globecom.org/sites/globecom2019.ieee-globecom.org/files/2019-ICEC-CFP.pdf>

Scope and Topic List

Recent years have witnessed exponential growth of data traffic due to ubiquitous portable devices, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, and novel user-centric applications such as augmented/virtual reality. In the meantime, the network infrastructure is in the process of transforming from a hardware-dominated landscape to an increasingly virtualized and software-defined system with storage and computation being offloaded to the edge/fog to reduce network traffic and latency, promote service elasticity and resource sharing, and alleviating the processing load on resource constrained devices. In a parallel effort, Information-Centric Networking (ICN) paradigm has been proposed, providing an alternative to traditional host-centric IP architecture. The recent discussions in the Future Internet Architecture community debated ICN as a perfect candidate for provider-agnostic distributed computation such as fog and edge computing. In ICN, computation can be executed remotely by any node in the network which supports the required compute capabilities which makes the client and the network agnostic of the list of providers and their corresponding IP mapping. The intersection of edge/fog computing and ICN, although compelling, poses new concerns including efficient offloading, security and privacy risks, service orchestration and sharing, and its economical dynamics in multi-stakeholder environments. Given the nascency of the information-centric edge computing domain, further exploration of this integration is imperative; in particular the opportunities and challenges resulting from the need to support massive amounts of shared contents and processing, software defined architectures, virtualized network functions, and the emerging distributed technologies.

The IEEE ICEC workshop 2019 has the integration of edge/fog computing and ICN as the central theme, with focus on security vulnerabilities and privacy concerns, service and infrastructure virtualization, data and computation offloading, and economical aspects of resource. The ICEC workshop aims to serve as a place for the meeting of minds from the ICN, NFV, and SDN communities to explore effective integration. The workshop welcomes submissions from both researchers and practitioners from academia and industry that explore challenges and advances in architectures, algorithms, protocols, middleware, and technologies in the current Internet or in the future clean-slate Internet. We also encourage work-in-progress and position papers that describe highly original ideas, present new directions, or have the potential to generate insightful provocative discussions. The workshop invites submissions of unpublished work on the following topics (but not limited to):

         Architectures and protocols for edge/fog computing in future Internet architectures
         Trends and challenges of integrating edge computing in ICN
         Computation offloading in the future Internet
         Reliability and availability in information-centric mobile edge networks
         Trust management, security, and privacy in edge computing enabled ICN
         Accounting, access control, and integration of novel technologies, such as distributed ledger technology
         Security vulnerability assessment and novel attack vectors of edge computing in ICN
         Edge applications in challenged information-centric networks (e.g., disaster scenarios)
         Integration of software defined networking in information-centric networking edge
         Network function virtualization in an edge-enabled Internet architecture
         Service function chaining and orchestration in multi-access edge computing
         Optimizing edge infrastructures with SDN and NFV including hardware acceleration technologies
         Advanced tools for automated design, deployment, validation and management of edge computing
         Edge performance improvement, interoperability, and scalability studies
         Improvements in future communication infrastructure enabled by SDN and NFV including 5G, public, private and hybrid edge clouds
         Network slicing with mobile edge computing
         Industrial Internet-of-things and edge computing
         Economic landscape of edge/fog computing in a multi-stakeholder environment
         Pricing and billing in multi-tenant edge computing
Important dates

Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2019 (11:59 PM, EST)
Notification of acceptance: August 15, 2019
Camera-ready version: September 15, 2019
Workshop day: December 13, 2019


Technical papers will be presented in the full-day workshop. The authors are encouraged to submit original, unpublished, and proof-of-concept research, not currently under review by another conference or journal, addressing state-of-the-art research development to encourage conversations and suggestions from the community. All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) including figures and references.

Download Standard IEEE conference templates for Latex formats: https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html <https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html>

You may also use one of the following templates for Microsoft word: A4, US letter. Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process, and all the submissions must be done through EDAS.

Submission Guideline: https://globecom2019.ieee-globecom.org/authors/call-symposium-papers <https://globecom2019.ieee-globecom.org/authors/call-symposium-papers>
Submission Link: https://edas.info/N26300 <https://edas.info/N26300>

Spyridon (Spyros) Mastorakis
Personal Website: http://cs.ucla.edu/~mastorakis/ <http://cs.ucla.edu/~mastorakis/>
Internet Research Laboratory
Computer Science Department

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