[hpc-announce] CfP SCIRS 2020 - International Workshop on Smart Computing, for Industrial and Real-World Systems, co-located with Smart Comp

Carlo Giannelli gnncrl at unife.it
Mon Feb 17 14:01:02 CST 2020

*SCIRS - International Workshop on Smart Computing for Industrial and 
Real-World Systems**

*Paper Submission Deadline: 22 March 2020*
Location: Bologna, Italy
Date: 22-25 June 2020
Co-located with Smart Comp 2020

The spread of the Internet of Things (IoT) in industrial environments 
has fostered the development of new Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications 
and, more in general, the advent of the Industry 4.0 revolution. The 
current trend is towards the development of connected machines able to 
interact with each other as well as to send data and access cloud and 
Internet services. In particular, real-world industrial use cases are 
usually characterized by stricter Quality of Service (QoS) requirements 
compared with traditional IoT applications, especially in terms of 
reduced latency, limited (or no) packet loss, wide and guaranteed 
bandwidth. Moreover, the integration of consolidated Operational 
Technology (OT) processes and relatively novel Information Technology 
(IT) services poses novel challenging issues in terms of safety and 
security (e.g., cyber-attacks could compromise the functionalities of 
machines also representing a risk for human operators).

Smart components and services within industrial environments represent a 
novel and promising solution not only to better support QoS 
requirements, but also to more easily reconcile safety requirements of 
OT with the openness and dynamicity typical of the IT. Moreover, the 
emergence of edge devices equipped with relatively high computational, 
memory, and storage capabilities facilitates the adoption of these 
technologies. They are not only able to increase the efficiency of 
existing industrial processes, e.g., by more promptly identifying faulty 
machines to reduce the downtime and maximize OLE/OEE KPIs, but also to 
provide new business opportunities, e.g., by widening the market 
offering industrial equipment based on pay-per-use fees.

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners 
interested in or working on innovative solutions for smart services in 
industrial environments. Experimental use cases based on real-world 
testbeds are particularly welcome. Topics of interests include but are 
not limited to:
* Real-world industrial shifting from Cloud to Fog computing
* Novel architectures for smart computing
* Middleware platforms for real-world industrial smart computing
* Integration between mobile systems and industrial smart infrastructures
* ML/AI and Edge computing in real-world shop floors
* Machine-to-machine communication, integration, and cooperation
* IoT systems for smart industrial applications
* Cyber-resiliency of industrial applications
* IT/OT integration and security
* Blockchain in industrial environments
* 5G for industrial business cases
* Innovative business models for real-world industrial smart computing

Paper submissions should be no longer than 6 pages (including 
references) and formatted according to the IEEE conference template. 
Papers must be submitted electronically through EDAS at 
https://edas.info/N27132 as PDF files.

All submitted papers will be subject to peer reviews by Technical 
Program Committee members and other experts in the field. All presented 
papers will be published in the SmartComp2020 conference proceedings and 
submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. All accepted papers will 
be EI indexed.

Program Co-Chairs
* Mirco Musolesi, University of Bologna, Italy and University College 
London, UK
* Carlo Giannelli, University of Ferrara, Italy

Carlo Giannelli, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Distributed Systems Research Group
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Ferrara
Via Saragat 1, Ferrara - 44122 - Italy

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