IEEE EDGE 2018 - Call for Papers

EDGE 2018 Call for Papers

Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC), IEEE Computer Society

Human beings have been cooperating, competing, and entertaining ourselves by providing and consuming all kinds of services. We build, deploy, publish, and discover services, and with the current prevailing technology, we use clouds that are formed of computers and servers connected by the Internet, and developed using wire-based and wireless technology. Many enterprises and large organizations have begun to adopt small and mobile devices, sensors and actuators that provide data and services to users or other devices, and those devices will become more intelligent as technology progresses. We must deal with huge amount of data, big data that must be transferred from/to distant, sometimes very distant sources, stored and processed by data and compute clouds. As direct service links between clouds may not enable fast enough data access, reliability could be jeopardized, availability cannot be completely guaranteed, and the entire system is subject to security attacks, there is a need for significant future improvements. Due to the sizes of enterprises and large organizations, some smaller clouds, that could be stationary as well as mobile, are being proposed to improve these metrics. This is where the concept of Edge Computing, together with the necessary and possible intelligent management and control at the edge, comes to play.

Edge Computing involves building a distributed system in which some applications, as well as computation and storage services, are provided and managed by (i) central clouds and smart devices, the edge of networks in small proximity to mobile devices, sensors, and end users; and (ii) others are provided and managed by the center cloud and a set of small in-between local clouds supporting IoT at the edge. This dual architecture defines Edge Computing: a cloud-based middle layer between the center cloud and the edges, hardware and software that provide specialized services. The research challenges include distributed process execution, system management, defining Fogs and Edges systems, managing workflow, providing Edge Computing (compute, storage, networking) services. Many open problems still exist, as they are not even properly specified, as the Edge Computing itself is not fully yet defined.

IEEE International Conference on Edge Computing (EDGE) is a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Edge computing, identify emerging research topics, and define the future of Edge computing. EDGE covers the localized resource sharing and connections with the cloud.

Topics of the EDGE 2018 include but not limited to the following:

  • Architecture of Edge Computing systems
  • Public and Private Mobile Clouds in Edge Computing
  • Software of Edge Computing
  • Hybrid Clouds in Edge Computing
  • Programming and Engineering Edge Systems
  • Functionality of Edge Computing Systems
  • Communication among Edges of an Edge Computing System
  • Communication between Edges and Central Cloud
  • Migration Services in Edge Computing Systems
  • Workflows in Edge Computing
  • Green Edge Computing
  • Reliability in Edge Computing Systems
  • Availability in Edge Computing Systems
  • Security and Privacy in Edge Computing Systems
  • Trust in Edge Computing
  • Quality of Service in Edge Computing
  • Pricing and Billing in Edge Computing
  • Applications of Edge Computing
  • Mission Critical Edge Computing
  • Autonomic, Intelligent and Adaptive Techniques in Edge Computing
  • Edge Analytics
  • Real-Time AI at the Edge
  • IoT Edge Computing

The Proceedings of EDGE is EI indexed.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted and presented papers from all ICWS tracks will appear in the conference proceedings.

Submitted Research Track and Application Track manuscripts will be limited to 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings template. Submitted Short Paper track manuscripts will be limited to 4 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages. Unformatted papers and papers beyond the page limit may not be reviewed.

Manuscripts submitted to the Research Track focusing on application or solution descriptions may be recommended to the Application Track or other tracks for further consideration if the session slots are available.

Important Dates:

Research Track:

Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 10, 2018
Decision Notification (Electronic): March 15, 2018
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date: April 6, 2018

Application Track:

Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 10, 2018
Decision Notification (Electronic): March 15, 2018
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date: April 6, 2018

Short Paper Track:

Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 10, 2018
Decision Notification (Electronic): March 15, 2018
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date: April 6, 2018

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About the Technical Committee on Services Computing

Founded in 2003, IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC) is a multidisciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Services Computing carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, engineering, standard, literary and educational areas.

Services Computing has become a cross-discipline that covers the science and technology of bridging the gap between Business Services and IT Services. The underneath breaking technology suite includes Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA), cloud computing, business consulting methodology and utilities, business process modeling, transformation and integration. This scope of Services Computing covers the whole lifecycle of services innovation research that includes business componentization, services modeling, services creation, services realization, services annotation, services deployment, services discovery, services composition, services delivery, service-to-service collaboration, services monitoring, services optimization, as well as services management. The goal of Services Computing is to enable IT services and computing technology to perform business services more efficiently and effectively.

Contact Information

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