[ecoop-info] SmartEdge 2018 - Friday Dec 1st, 2017 - Final CFP

Nadeem, Tamer nadeem at cs.odu.edu
Tue Nov 28 00:56:11 CET 2017

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Call For Papers
The Second International Workshop on Smart Edge Computing and Networking (SmartEdge 2018)
In Conjunction with IEEE PerCom 2018 (http://www.percom.org/)
March 23, Athens, Greece

We are approaching a fundamental shift in the computational era as the number of smart edge devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets, smart watches, smart glasses, smart meters, connected vehicles, etc.) is expected to exceed 4 billion by the end of 2018. Recent surveys on mobile consumers show that these edge devices become the significant source for wireless data access as well as data generation. While edge devices generate a vast amount of valuable data, the same devices also offer a massive infrastructure for computing. Similarly, smartphones already possess more storage capacity than all servers combined. For example, it is expected that the collective computing and storage capacity of smartphones will surpass all worldwide servers by 2017. Moreover, it is expected that individual devices will exhibit server-like features in the coming decade.

The rapid growth of peer sharing businesses have shown that individuals are increasingly willing to share their homes, cars, and even meals when they are rewarded for it. It is reasonable, then, to infer that the owners of the devices will be willing to  share their data and infrastructure in return for a reward. Developments in technologies to address the trust deficit, such as blockchain and other decentralized consensus systems, can enable untrusted parties to transact. Moreover, the explosion of edge devices coupled with a growing proliferation of cloud-based applications requires a new breed of intelligent edge computing infrastructures to deliver optimal performance to a variety of users, devices, and applications sharing the network edge.

SmartEdge’18 aims at bringing together experts from several research communities spanning pervasive & mobile computing, wireless networks, embedded systems, Internet of Things, big data, and data analytics to discuss data needs and interests, challenges to be addressed, tools to be developed, and new research problems on edge wireless infrastructure, edge mobile systems, rich set data accessed or generated by edge devices and the Internet of Things.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
* Edge systems, applications and services
* Interactions between the edge and the cloud
* Architecture of edge systems
* Wireless communications and networking architecture for edge systems
* Resource indexing, monitoring, and metering
* Device-to-Device communication and cooperation
* Fault-tolerance, availability and replication for the edge
* Collective context awareness
* Edge-based data management and data analytics
* Edge-based quality of service and experience
* Load balancing and resource management for the edge
* Edge authentication, authorization, and billing
* Security and privacy for edge systems
* Blockchain and other consensus approach for edge systems
* Internet-of-Things, fog computing, cloud-let computing
* Energy efficiency and spectral efficiency enhancements for the edge
* Programming models and toolkits for edge systems
* Software defined networking (SDN) for the edge
* Co-existence of wireless technologies in the edge
* Crowdsourcing and crowd sensing for edge systems
* Buffering, queuing, and caching in the edge
* Edge-based cyber-physical solutions
* Smart devices and wearable technologies
* Self-driving and connected vehicles, V2V/V2X
* Human factors for edge computing
* Machine learning techniques for smart mobile and edge systems
* Mobile augmented reality systems on the edge

Workshop Co-Chairs
Tamer Nadeem, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Glenn Ricart, US Ignite, USA
Theodoros Salonidis, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

TPC Committee
- Kevin Chan, Army Research Lab, USA
- Jinzhu Chen, General Motors Research & Development, USA
- Landon Cox, Duke Univ, USA
- Utsav Drolia, NEC Research, USA
- Khalid Elgazzar, Univ of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
- Carol Fung, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
- Abhimanyu Gosain, Northeastern University, USA
- Emir Halepovoc, AT&T Research Labs, USA
- Khaled Harras, CMU, Qatar
- Ahmed Helmy, University of Florida, USA
- Pan Hui, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
- George Iosifidis, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
- Puneet Jain, HP Labs, USA
- Shubham Jain, Old Dominion University, USA
- Thanasis Korakis, University of Thessaly, Greece
- Iordanis Koutsopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
- Ulas Kozat, Huawei, USA
- Kin Leung, Imperial College London, UK
- Rick McGeer, US Ignite, USA
- Tadashi Okoshi, Keio University, Japan
- Giovanni Pau, UPMC - LIP6, France
- Peter Van Roy, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
- Moustafa Uddin, Nokia-Bell Labs, USA
- Moustafa Youssef, Egypt-Japan Univ. of Science. & Tech. (E-JUST), Egypt

Submission Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished work, not currently under review by other conferences, workshops or journals. Full papers should be restricted to 6 camera-ready pages (in 10pt font, double column, US letter size, 8.5 x 11 inches, IEEE format), including text, figures, and references. Authors must follow the formatting guidelines at http://www.percom.org/?q=cfp and http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting. Papers must be submitted electronically to https://edas.info./newPaper.php?c=23951

Key Dates
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017 (11:59 PM Anywhere on Earth) - (firm)
Acceptance Notification: December 23, 2017
Camera-Ready Deadline: January 12, 2018

Best Regards,
Tamer Nadeem, Glenn Ricart, Theodoros Salonidis -- SmartEdge 2018 Workshop Co-Chairs

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