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The IEEE International Conference on Edge Computing (IEEE EDGE 2018) since 2017

The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Edge Computing (EDGE 2018) is a prime international forum, owned by IEEE since 2017, 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 (see history). EDGE covers the localized resource sharing and connections with the cloud.

Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Services Computing (TCSVC), 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.

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 first IEEE Workshop on Cooperative Edge (Coop-EDGE)

Edge Computing can provision storage and computation resources in the proximity of mobile devices, which can offer the users low-latency and high-bandwidth access to both information and computation resources. In addition, edge servers can help to reduce the resource demand in backhaul networks by serving users locally. However, in practical systems, the resources provisioned at edge servers are limited. In addition, users’ demands are highly dynamic and bursty in both spatial and temporal domains, due to mobility. As a result, the performance of system can be potentially degraded. In such cases, neighboring edge servers can cooperatively exploit their capacities to serve users’ demands and improve the latter’s performance. In addition, the remote cloud with sufficient resources can interact with edge servers to exploit their respective advantages. Through cooperative edge systems, the user performance expects to be significantly improved in a cost-effective manner.

In this regard, it is crucial study cooperation in edge systems, considering the heterogeneous capacities of edge servers, spatial and temporary imbalance of users’ demands, diverse user quality of service (QoS) requirements, etc . Our aim is to promote the benefits of cooperative edge system in the networks. The Edge workshop on Cooperative Edge aims to serve as a forum for researchers from academia, government and industries, to exchange ideas, present new results, and provide future visions on these topics.

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Manuscript Guidelines and Submission Information

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All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted papers with confirmed presentation will appear in the conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Each conference/congress will publicly announce the winners of its Best Paper Award, and Best Student Paper Award. The authors of selected papers will be encouraged to submit extended and enhanced versions of their papers to the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) and other suitable journals.

Submitted Regular and Workshop Papers will be limited to 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings template. Submitted Work-In-Progress Papers will be limited to 4 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages. Unformatted papers and papers beyond the page limit may not be reviewed.

Important Dates

Regular Papers:

Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 10, 2018 March 7, 2018 (Final)
Decision Notification (email): March 15, 2018 April 18, 2018 (Extended)
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date: April 6, 2018 May 26, 2018 (Extended)

Workshop and Work-In-Progress Papers:

Full Paper Submission Due Date: January 10, 2018 March 7, 2018 (Final)
Decision Notification (email): March 15, 2018 April 18, 2018 (Extended)
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date: April 6, 2018 May 26, 2018 (Extended)

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About the Technical Committee on Services Computing

Founded in 2003, IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee on Services Computing (TCSVC) 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. IEEE TCSVC membership details are available at

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