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WEC 2016 : The 1st Workshop on Edge Computing


When Jun 27, 2016 - Jun 27, 2016
Where Nara, Japan
Submission Deadline Feb 21, 2016
Notification Due Mar 21, 2016
Final Version Due Apr 28, 2016
Categories    edge computing   communication   peer-to-peer   distributed

Call For Papers


The 1st Workshop on Edge Computing (WEC'16)

WEC'16 will be held in Nara, the old capital of Japan, in conjunction with IEEE ICDCS 2016

*Important dates*

Paper Submission February 21th, 2016 (Extended)
Notification of Acceptance March 21th, 2016
Final Manuscript Due April 28th, 2016
Workshop Date June 27, 2016


In many aspects of human activity (e.g. governments and companies), there is a continuous struggle between the forces of centralization and decentralization. Computing exhibits the same phenomenon; from mainframes to PCs and local networks, and now back to centralized services in data centers and clouds. It is time for the balance to shift again.

We advocate for Edge-centric Computing as a novel paradigm that will push the frontier of computing applications, data, and services away from centralized nodes to the periphery ("the edge") of the network. On the one hand, the massive proliferation of personal computing devices is opening up new human-centered designs that blur the boundaries between man and machine. On the other hand, the absence of central coordination may reduce the loss of privacy caused by centralized models for online social networks, search engines, e-commerce sites, rating and recommendation services, and so on. Edge computing architectures may include purely decentralized systems, but also hybrid ones that leverage on centralized components or global information to achieve simpler system design, better data consistency, etc. This paradigm will retain core advantages of using clouds as a support infrastructure, but will put back the control and trust decisions to the edges and allow for novel, human-
computing applications.

This workshop is a follow-up of the IEEE International Conference on P2P computing, whose last edition has been the one of 2015. The scope of the P2P conference was limited to peer-to-peer systems, while edge computing will encompass a larger audience: besides P2P, we expect papers from research fields related to topic like content delivery networks, decentralized social networks, decentralized cloud architectures. Edge computing extends fog computing by also considering the human in the loop.
To have a more complete vision of the area, please refer to the position paper that some of the members of the Program Committee have recently written, published on SIGCOMM CCR.


The conference solicits papers on both fundamental and systems aspects, and on applications of Edge Computing including but not limited to:
- Human-centered distributed systems: User engagement and experience as the drivers for distributed systems and network design
- Crowdsource sensing systems: End users as the vantage point for mobile data acquisition and sensing
- Citizen participation systems: Edge-centric Smart Cities, online social networks, socially informed networks
- Edge-centric Mobile Computing: mesh networks, actuator networks, mobile cloud computing
- Peer-to-peer systems, overlay architectures and technologies, self-organization and self-management
- Datacenter support of edge computing: distribution of applications and their data across datacenters, nano-datacenters, personal clouds, and mobile devices; programming models and middleware for Edge Computing
- Decentralized cyber-economies, blockchain architectures and decentralized cryptocurrencies, incentives, fairness, policy enforcement
- User-centric security concerns: privacy, trust, reputations, anonymity, anti-censorship
- Performance, availability, robustness, and scalability aspects of Edge Computing
- Applications of Edge Computing: virtual and augmented reality platforms, fog computing, smart cities


Both short papers (up to 6 pages) and full papers (up to 10 pages) are considered, following the IEEE 8.5" x 11" Two-Column Format.

*Program Committee*

Anwitaman Datta, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dick Epema, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Pascal Felber, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Teruo Higashino, Osaka University, Japan
Adriana Iamnitchi, University of South Florida, USA
Pedro Garcia Lopez, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain (Program Co-Chair)
Alberto Montresor, University of Trento, Italy (Program Co-Chair)
Etienne Riviere, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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