[hpc-announce] FGCS Special Issue on Scalable Compute Continuum

Matteo Nardelli nardelli at ing.uniroma2.it
Mon Jul 17 03:41:40 CDT 2023

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Future Generation Computer Systems

Special Issue on Scalable Compute Continuum

The full call for papers is available on the official FGCS website:


Motivation and Scope


The “Compute Continuum” paradigm promises to manage the heterogeneity and
dynamism of widespread computing resources, aiming to simplify the
execution of distributed applications improving data locality, performance,
availability, adaptability, energy management as well as other
non-functional features. This is made possible by overcoming the
fragmentation of IoT-edge-cloud resources and their segregation in tiers,
enabling applications to be seamlessly executed and relocated along a
continuum of resources spanning from the edge to the cloud.

By distributing resources all around, the emerging Compute Continuum
paradigm supports the execution of data-intensive applications as close as
possible to data sources and end users. Besides consolidated vertical and
horizontal scaling patterns, this paradigm also offers more detailed
adaptation actions that strictly depend on the specific infrastructure
components (e.g., to reduce energy consumption, or to exploit specific
hardware such as GPUs and FPGAs). This enables the enhancement of
latency-sensitive applications, the reduction of network bandwidth
consumption, the improvement of privacy protection, and the development of
novel services aimed at improving living, health, safety, and mobility. All
of this should be achievable by application developers without having to
worry about how and where the developed application components will be
executed. Therefore, to unleash the true potential offered by the Compute
Continuum, autonomous, proactive, and infrastructure-aware management is
desirable, if not mandatory, calling for novel interdisciplinary approaches
that exploit optimization theory, control theory, machine learning, and
artificial intelligence methods.

This special issue aims to investigate and gather research contributions on
the emerging Compute Continuum, seeking solutions for running distributed
applications while efficiently managing heterogeneous and widespread
computing resources.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Scalable architectures and systems for the Compute Continuum;

- System software for cloud-edge-IoT orchestration;

- Distributed and decentralized management of resources and application
deployment in the - Compute Continuum;

- Programming models, languages and patterns for the Compute Continuum;

- Compute Continuum performance modeling and analysis;

- Compute Continuum as a service;

- Energy-efficient solutions for sustainable Compute Continuum;

- AI in the Compute Continuum;

- Scalable applications for Compute Continuum (IoT, microservices,

- Data-intensive and stream processing systems and applications in the
Compute Continuum;

- Digital Twins and industry applications in the Compute Continuum;

- Prototypes and real-life experiments involving the Compute Continuum;

- Benchmarks and experimental platforms for reproducible experiments in the
Compute Continuum.

Guest Editors


Valeria Cardellini, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy.

Patrizio Dazzi, University of Pisa, Italy.

Gabriele Mencagli, University of Pisa, Italy.

Matteo Nardelli, Bank of Italy, Italy.

Massimo Torquati, University of Pisa, Italy.

Important Dates


Submission portal opens: May 1, 2023

Deadline for paper submission: November 3, 2023

Latest acceptance deadline for all papers: March 8, 2024

Manuscript Submission Instructions


The FGCS’s submission system (https://www.editorialmanager.com/FGCS
/default.aspx) will be open for submissions to our Special Issue from May
1, 2023. When submitting your manuscript please select the article type
VSI: SI_SCC_ScalCompContinuum.

All submissions deemed suitable by the editors to be sent for peer review
will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Once your
manuscript is accepted, it will go into production to be published in the
special issue.

Looking forward to receiving your excellent submissions soon.

Best regards,

Valeria Cardellini, Patrizio Dazzi, Gabriele Mencagli, Matteo Nardelli, and
Massimo Torquati

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