"Edge computing" is new paradigm in which the resources of a small data center are placed at the edge of the Internet, in close roximity to mobile devices, sensors, and end users, and the emerging Internet of Things. Terms such as "cloudlets," "micro data centers," and "fog" have been used in the literature to refer to these small, edge-located data centers. They all represent counterpoints to the theme of consolidation and massive data centers that has dominated discourse in cloud computing.

The edge of the Internet is a unique place. Located just one wireless hop away from associated mobile devices, it offers ideal placement for low-latency offload infrastructure to support emerging applications such as augmented reality and wearable cognitive assistance. It is an optimal site for aggregating, analyzing and distilling bandwidth-hungry sensor data from devices such as video cameras. In the Internet of Things, it offers a natural vantage point for organizational access control, privacy, administrative autonomy and responsive analytics. In vehicular systems, it marks the junction between the well-connected inner world of a moving vehicle and its tenuous reach into the cloud. New challenges and opportunities arise as the consolidation of cloud computing meets the dispersion of edge computing. SEC 2016 is a new conference that focuses on them.


Guenter Klas

Senior Manager R&D-Inter net and Network Standards, Vodafone Group

Bruce Maggs

Professor of Computer Science, Duke University

VP for Research, Akamai Technologies

Join us on , contact us at sec.chairs@gmail.com.

Important Date

Submission deadline: 23:59 EST, March 2, 2016, hard deadline, no extensions

Acceptance notifications: June 15, 2016

Posters/Demos Submission Deadline: June 30, 2016

Posters/Demos Notification: July 5, 2016

Posters/Demos Camera-ready: July 13, 2016

Camera-ready deadline: July 13, 2016

Conference: October 27-28, 2016



-Selected papers will be invited to submit a magazine-style version to IEEE Internet Computing fast track.

-IEEE instructions for camera-ready formatting can be found here.

-NSF program director will talk about the latest programs related to Edge Computing at SEC 2016.