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FRAME 2024 : 4th Workshop on Flexible Resource and Application Management on the Edge

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Link: https://www.accordion-project.eu/frame2024/
 
When Jun 3, 2024 - Jun 4, 2024
Where Pisa, Italy
Abstract Registration Due Feb 12, 2024
Submission Deadline Feb 19, 2024
Notification Due Mar 25, 2024
Final Version Due Apr 14, 2024
Categories    cloud/edge continuum   distributed orchestration   distributed infrastructures   cybersecurity
 

Call For Papers

Call for papers

FRAME 2024: The 4th Workshop on Flexible Resource and Application Management on the Edge

Affiliated with the 33th ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HDPC) 2024

Website of the workshop:

https://www.accordion-project.eu/Frame2024/

This year besides regular, short, and work-in-progress papers we open an additional session dedicated to demos.

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Cloud computing architectures and related paradigms are gaining an ever-increasing degree of popularity and interest
both from the industrial and the scientific community. They allow customers to “outsource” the management of physical
resources by renting a variable amount of resources according to their actual needs, in a pay-per-use fashion. Research
and technological efforts in this field keep expanding with the emergence of Edge computing infrastructures, as new
problems and exploitation opportunities surface. Cloud and Edge infrastructures can work together to fulfill requirements
from a variety of applications, composing the so-called Cloud/Edge Continuum. Clouds must provide appropriate levels of
performance to large groups of different users, whereas Edge resources act as a first layer of computing capacity that
is close to the user, enabling reduced latency and increasing the exploitable portion of network bandwidth. Edge
infrastructures typically belong to different administrative domains, are resource constrained with respect to central
Clouds, and are composed of a very heterogeneous set of resources, introducing new challenges in the fields of security,
orchestration, and resource management. From a business point of view, organizations can benefit from the distributed
nature of Edge computing to deploy dedicated services on a context-driven, tenancy-driven or time-driven basis to serve
certain areas. From a technological perspective, the scalability, interoperability, and efficient (de-)allocation of
resources at the edge can enable a whole new set of scenarios. Interactive and time-sensitive services can be extended
towards the edge, thereby closing the proximity gap with (potential) users. Data collection can happen within
geographically/administratively bounded areas, ensuring compliance with data privacy and data retention policies.
Real-time data-driven decisions can be promptly taken on the spot, without the need to wait for data to travel to the
Cloud and back and allowing collaborative and interactive systems to perform live data processing fully exploiting the
closest available devices. The immersive data processing of Extended Reality (XR) applications such as VR, AR and
Holography is a key example where dynamically shifting computation towards the network edges can also allow for a better
computation to communication trade off, smoother connections and improved perceived QoE and collaboration. An even wider
range of heterogeneous resources is nowadays available thanks to the integration of HPC-clusters and hardware-accelerated
devices within Cloud platforms, leading to the scenario known as Hybrid Cloud HPC HC-HPC). The HC-HPC paradigm can aim at
new tradeoffs in advanced system solutions by combining the computational prowess of HPC clusters, the dynamic management
of virtually limitless resources of Cloud Computing, and the low-latency of Edge devices, overcoming the limitations of
HPC systems designed for their peak performance and bringing cost savings as well as increased dynamic scalability and
reliability.
Improvement and innovation opportunities like these call for new solutions and theoretical frameworks. The 4th
International Workshop on Flexible Resource and Application Management on the Edge (FRAME 2024) aims at bringing together
cloud and edge computing experts from academia and industry to identify new challenges, discuss novel systems, methods
and approaches for the management of resources in cloud-edge infrastructures, as well as to promote this vision toward
academia and industry stakeholders.

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Topics of interest

Topics of interest for the workshop include but are not limited to the following ones:

* Monitoring of Resources and Applications at the Edge
* Efficient management of storage at the Edge
* Efficient orchestration and Resources management for the Cloud/Edge continuum
* Fault detection and prevention in the Cloud/Edge continuum
* Adaptive management of Applications in the Cloud/Edge continuum
* Application Models for the Cloud/Edge continuum
* Lightweight virtualization tools and techniques for Edge devices
* Novel Computing and Data Architectures for the Cloud/Edge Continuum and Federations
* Edge OS approaches for hyper-distributed applications
* ML/AI techniques and algorithms for Cloud/Edge orchestration
* Distributed, decentralized and privacy-preserving ML/AI in the Continuum
* Neural Network architectures for edge computing such as TinyML and compressed neural networks.
* QoE/QoS modeling and assessment for the Cloud/Edge continuum
* Distributed infrastructures, architectures, network protocols for ultra-low latency
* Techniques and methods for streaming 3D and VR data in Continuum platforms
* Next-gen applications in the Continuum like AR, VR and Holography
* Workflows on highly heterogeneous and distributed platforms
* Cybersecurity, privacy, rights and sensitive/strategic data management in the Cloud/Edge Continuum
* Infrastructure as Code and automation in the Cloud/Edge Continuum
* Hybrid Cloud HPC and integration of HPC and Continuum platforms

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Important Dates

12 February, 2024 Title and abstract submission
19 February, 2024 Submission of regular papers, WIP papers, and demos
25 March, 2024 Notification of acceptance
14 April, 2024 Camera-ready paper submission
3-4 June, 2024 HPDC conference

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Submissions and attendance

Accepted papers will be published in the conference Proceedings and in the ACM digital Library. Submitted papers must be
original work that has not appeared in and is not under consideration for another conference or a journal. Every
submitted paper will be reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee. Reviewing will be single blind.
Authors are invited to submit papers of the following types and lengths, in the ACM Proceedings format style:


* Regular papers (maximum 8 pages, + 1 extra page) should present innovative works whose claims are supported by solid
justifications.
* Short papers (maximum 4 pages, + 1 extra page) should target position papers
* Work-in-Progress (maximum 2 pages, + 1 extra page) should be new and promising approaches that still await full
development and validation.
* Demo presentation contributions (maximum 2 pages, + 1 extra page, see below

This year FRAME introduces as a new type of contribution, the “demos”. We call for demo-like presentations of prototypes,
results of projects, and features of Continuum and HPC systems which are relevant to the workshop theme. Specific rules
are applied to demos as we strive for quick, effective, and fast-paced presentations of systems that are related to the
main workshop topics. The demo review and selection will be made considering the relevance, novelty, and degree of
maturity of the demoed system. Live demos are encouraged, but video and presentation based ones are accepted. A backup
video is anyway mandatory for all demos on final submission, submitting a draft video for review is possible and advised.
Each demo slot will consist of 15 minutes for the demo/video (at least 5 minutes) and the presentation (up to 10 minutes),
plus 5
minutes for Q&A. Long-abstract like papers of the demos will appear in the proceedings, the demo video may also be
submitted as accompanying media.
Detailed instructions will be posted on the workshop web site, but feel free to contact the organizers for any question or
issue.

Publication

FRAME proceedings will be published by ACM in the HPDC proceedings companion book, as in previous years. The authors must
be prepared to sign a copyright transfer statement. At least one author of each accepted paper/demo must register to the
workshop by the early registration date (TBD), attend and present the work.

A Journal special issue - we are working to organise a Journal Special Issue dedicated to the topics of the workshop.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their work. Further details will be provided
in the advance CFP of the workshop.

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Organizers

* Massimo Coppola, ISTI-CNR, massimo.coppola@isti.cnr.it, General Chair
* Luca Ferrucci, University of Pisa, luca.ferrucci@unipi.it, Program Co-Chair
* Hanna Kavalionak, ISTI-CNR, hanna.kavalionak@isti.cnr.it, Program Co-Chair
* Ioannis Kontopoulos, Harokopio University, kontopoulos@hua.gr, Program Co-Chair

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Program Committee

* Jörn Altmann, Seoul National University
* Ferran Diego Andilla, Telefonica
* Lorenzo Blasi, HPE
* Emanuele Carlini, ISTI-CNR
* Patrizio Dazzi, University of Pisa
* Karim Djemame, University of Leeds
* Maria Fazio, University of Messina
* Katsiaryna Labunets, University of Utrecht
* Antonis Makris, Harokopio University
* Theodoros Theodoropoulos, Harokopio University
* Andrea Michienzi, University of Pisa
* Alberto Montresor, University of Trento
* Matteo Mordacchini, IIT-CNR
* Marcelo Pasin, University of Neuchâtel
* Raffaele Perego, ISTI-CNR
* Evangelos Psomakelis, ICCS-NTUA
* Laura Ricci, University of Pisa
* Nishant Saurabh, University of Utrecht
* Domenico Talia, University of Calabria
* Alberto Terzi, HPE
* Konstantinos Tserpes, ICCS-NTUA
* José Luis Vázquez-Poletti, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
* Massimo Villari, University of Messina
* John Violos, ICCS-NTUA
* Artsiom Yautsiukhin, IIT-CNR

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