Welcome to the 1st IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing (ICFEC’2017)

The organizing committee is delighted to invite you to Madrid for the 1st IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing. The Conference will be held as part of/in conjunction with IEEE/ACM CCGrid, which is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery).

Call for papers

To satisfy the ever increasing demand for Cloud Computing resources, academics and industry experts are now advocating for going from large-centralized Cloud Computing infrastructures to smaller ones, massively distributed at the edge of the network. 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. Co-located with the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid) in Madrid, Spain on May 14th 2017, the first IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing will be a forum gathering a large community around all the challenges related to this new generation of Utility Computing. On the one hand, the development of Fog and Edge clouds includes dedicated facilities, operating system, network and middleware techniques to build and operate a set of small and geographically distant data centers that host virtualized computing resources. On the other hand, the use of Fog and Edge clouds requires to extend current programming models and propose new abstractions that will allow developers to design new applications that take benefit from such massively distributed systems.

The conference seeks to attract theoretical and technical contributions to any of the aforementioned challenges, from the management software stack to domain-specific applications.

Topics of interest

  • 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

Organisation

  • General Chairs: Omer Rana, Rajkumar Buyya, Ashiq Anjum
  • Program Chairs: Anthony Simonet, Shangguang Wang, Adrien Lebre

For more information on the organization, see organization page.

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: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html

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 https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fec2017.

Publication

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 (6 pages), depending on the review scores.

Special Issues

We are working on an agreement with IEEE in order to select distinguished papers from the conference and, after further extensions, recommended them for submission and publication in a Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing journal.