3rd IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing (ICFEC 2019)

May 14th-17th, 2019, Larnaca, Cyprus

In conjunction with IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2019 (19th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing)

URL: http://www.cloudbus.org/fog/icfec2019/

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

Call for papers

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 electronics 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 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):

  • Data centers and infrastructures for Fog/Edge Computing
  • Middleware for Fog/Edge infrastructures
  • Programming models and runtime systems for Fog/Edge Computing
  • Scheduling for Fog/Edge infrastructures
  • Fog/Edge storage
  • Monitoring/metering of Fog/Edge infrastructures
  • Fog/Edge Computing applications
  • Latency/locality-critical applications
  • Legal issues in Fog/Edge clouds
  • Security and privacy – including support for new cryptographic approaches
  • Modelling Fog/Edge environments – e.g. using process networks, agent-based models, Peer-2-Peer systems, etc.
  • Performance monitoring and modelling
  • Applications of Fog/Edge Computing

Dowanload Call For Papers Here

Organisation

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

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

Program Committee Members

  • Dawei Li, Montclair State University, USA
  • Valeria Cardellini, University of Roma "Tor Vergata"
  • Javid Taheri, Karlstad University
  • Rafael Tolosana-Calasanz, Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Aravinda Rao, The University of Melbourne
  • Ke Zeng, Microsoft
  • Byung Chul Tak, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
  • Jinwei Liu, Clemson University
  • Kang Chen, Southern Illinois University
  • Ivan Rodero, Rutgers University
  • Stefan Schulte, Technische Universität Wien
  • Mohsen Amini, University of Louisiana Lafayette
  • Husnu Narman, University of Oklahoma
  • Ashiq Anjum, University of Derby, UK
  • Nitin Auluck, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar
  • Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa
  • Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna
  • Zichuan Xu, Dalian University of Technology
  • Anna Levin, IBM Haifa
  • Alex Galis, University College London
  • Zhuozhao Li, University of Chicago
  • Ana Juan Ferrer, Atos
  • Kejiang Ye, SIAT, Chinese Academy of Sciences

For more information on the organization, see organization page.

Important Dates for Submission:

Papers due: November 30, 2018 Extended to December 21, 2018

Author notifications of Acceptance: February 1, 2019

Camera Ready Paper: February 15, 2019

Registration aligned with CCGRID Deadlines: https://www.ccgrid2019.org/

Paper submission guidelines

Authors are invited to submit papers electronically in PDF format. 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 formatting templates for details: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html

Submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be returned without review. The official language of the conference is English. All manuscripts will be reviewed and judged on technical strength, originality, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees.

The proceedings will be published through the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services. Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the authors and sponsors of the conference. Submissions received after the due date, exceeding the page limit, or not appropriately structured may not be considered.

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

Publication

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 Issues

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.