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ICFEC 2018 : The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing


When May 1, 2018 - May 3, 2018
Where Washington DC, USA
Submission Deadline Dec 20, 2017
Notification Due Jan 31, 2018
Final Version Due Feb 14, 2018
Categories    computer science   edge computing   fog computing

Call For Papers


2nd IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing (ICFEC 2018)
May 1-3, 2018, Washington DC, USA


In conjunction with IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2018 (18th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing:

Keynote speaker: Prof. Kenneth P. Birman, Computer Science, Cornell University.
Building Smart Memories and Cloud Services with Derecho

**************** (Papers due: extended to Dec. 20, 2017) *************

The organizing committee is delighted to invite you to Washington DC for the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing. The Conference will be held as part of/in conjunction with IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2018, which is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery).

Call for papers

The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm promises to make "things" such as physical objects with sensing capabilities and/or attached with tags, mobile objects such as smart phones and vehicles, consumer electronic devices and home appliances such as fridge, television, healthcare devices, as part of the Internet environment. In cloud-centric IoT applications, the sensor data from these "things" is extracted, accumulated and processed at the public/private clouds, leading to significant latencies.

To satisfy the ever increasing demand for Cloud Computing resources from emerging applications such as Internet-of-Things (IoT), academics and industry experts are now advocating for going from large-centralized Cloud Computing infrastructures to micro data centres located at the edge of the network. These micro data centres are often closer to a user (geographically and in access latency) compared to the centralised cloud data centre. The aim of utilizing such edge resources is to off load computation that would have "traditionally" been carried out at the cloud data centre to a resource that is closer to a user or edge devices. This vision also acknowledges the variation in network latency from an end user to cloud data centre. Whereas the network around a data centre is often high capacity and speed, that near the user device may have variably properties (in terms of resilience, bandwidth, latency, etc).

Referred to as "Fog/Edge computing", this paradigm is expected to improve the agility of cloud service deployments in addition to bringing computing resources closer to end-users. On the one hand, the development of Fog and Edge clouds includes dedicated facilities, operating system, network and middleware techniques to build and operate such micro data centres that host virtualized computing resources. On the other hand, the use of Fog and Edge clouds requires extension to current programming models and propose new abstractions that will allow developers to design new applications that take benefit from such massively distributed systems. The use of this approach also opens up other challenges in: security and privacy (as a user now needs to "trust" every micro data centre they interact with), support for resource management for mobile users who transfer session from one micro data centre to another, and support for "embedding" such micro data centres into devices (e.g. cars, buildings, etc.).

The conference seeks to attract contributions covering both theory and practice of any of the aforementioned challenges, from the management software stack to domain-specific applications.

Topics of interest (but are not limited to):

- Data centers and infrastructures for Fog/Edge Computing
- Middleware for Fog/Edge infrastructures
- Programming models and runtime systems for Fog/Edge Computing
- Scheduling for Fog/Edge infrastructures
- Fog/Edge storage
- Monitoring/metering of Fog/Edge infrastructures
- Fog/Edge Computing applications
- Latency/locality-critical applications
- Legal issues in Fog/Edge clouds
- Security and privacy - including support for new cryptographic approaches
- Modelling Fog/Edge environments - e.g. using process networks, agent-based models, Peer-2-Peer systems, etc.
- Performance monitoring and modelling
- Applications of Fog/Edge Computing


General Chairs:

Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK

Program Chairs:

Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy
Haiying Shen, University of Virginia, USA

Publication Chairs:

Maria Fazio, University of Messina, Italy
Jia Rao, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Steering Committee

Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
Adrien Lebre (Inria, France)
Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK
Anthony Simonet (Inria, France)
Haiying Shen, University of Virginia, USA
Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy

For more information on the organization, see organization page.
Important Dates for Submission:

Papers due: extended to Dec. 20, 2017

Author notifications of Acceptance: January 31, 2018

Camera Ready Paper: February 14, 2018

Registration aligned with CCGRID Deadlines: Paper submission guidelines

Authors are invited to submit papers electronically in PDF format.
Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 10 letter-size (8.5 x 11) pages including all figures, tables and references using the IEEE format for conference proceedings. See formatting templates for details:

Submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be returned without review. The official language of the conference is English. All manuscripts will be reviewed and judged on technical strength, originality, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees.

The proceedings will be published through the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services. Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the authors and sponsors of the conference. Submissions received after the due date, exceeding the page limit, or not appropriately structured may not be considered. Authors may contact the conference chairs for more information. The paper submission online system is

Proceedings will be published through the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services. Paper submitted could be accepted as REGULAR paper (10 pages) or SHORT papers (4 pages), depending on the review scores.

Special Issue:

Authors of highly rated papers from ICFEC 2018 will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue of the Journal of Software:
Practice and Experience (SPE): Software Tools and Techniques for Fog and Edge Computing (,
published by Wiley Press.

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