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AFEC 2020

The 1st IEEE International Workshop on Advances in Fog/Edge Computing (AFEC 2020)


In conjunction with the 29th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2020)

August 3 - August 6, 2020, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA






THE WORKSHOP SCOPE

Recent rapid advances in Mobile Cellular Networks, Cloud Computing, and Big Data have introduced Fog/Edge Computing as an interesting topic to the research community. Since its first appearance, the Fog/Edge Computing has received much attention from practitioners, scholars, and the general public. Considering that we are in the era of big data, many applications, such as the Internet of Things, Mobile Social Networks, and Smart City, keep generating data and interacting with the remote data centers all the time, which creates unique requirements and new challenges on the computation, storage, and communication. Thanks to the idea of the Fog/Edge Computing, tasks can be mitigated from the heavy-weighted data center to local devices, which not only reduces the workload of the data center but also accelerates the average serving speed. Many new techniques have been developed and are adopted in the Fog/Edge Computing. Due to the benefits of using Fog/Edge Computing, many emergent applications are now available for individuals, business enterprises, and governments. To this end, this workshop aims to create a platform for scholars, industry professionals, and government officials to discuss and share new research ideas and technologies in the Edge/Fog Computing and related applications.






TOPICS OF INTEREST

This workshop solicits original, unpublished contributions in all aspects of fog/edge computing, from a fog device to cyber-physical systems to Internet of Things, from theory to systems and applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Mobile Cloud Computing Systems
  • Data centers for Fog/Edge Computing
  • Infrastructures for Fog/Edge Computing
  • Security Issues in Fog/Edge Computing
  • Privacy Issues in Fog/Edge Computing
  • Cloudlet based computing
  • Resource allocation, scheduling, and management
  • Resources monitoring and reporting mechanism
  • Middleware for Fog/Edge infrastructures
  • Applications of Fog/Edge Computing
  • Modelling of Fog/Edge Computing
  • Fog/Edge storage and management
  • Deployment strategies of Fog/Edge infrastructures
  • Quality of Service in Fog/Edge Computing
  • Edge-to-Fog-to-Cloud
  • Latency-critical Fog/Edge applications
  • Locality-critical Fog/Edge applications
  • Communications in Fog/Edge Computing Systems
  • Big Data in Fog/Edge Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence in Fog/Edge Computing
  • Blockchain in Fog/Edge Computing
  • Internet of Things in Fog/Edge Computing
  • Software Defined Networks in Fog/Edge Computing





WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS

General Chairs

  • Wei Chang, Saint Joseph's University
  • Ning Wang, Rowan University

Website Chair

  • Jiacheng Shang, Temple University

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact the following email addresses: wchang<AT>sju<DOT>edu and wangn<AT>rowan<DOT>edu.






IMPORTANT DATES

  • Papers submission: March 15, 2020 March 29, 2020 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: April 27, 2020
  • Camera-ready paper due: May 11, 2020
  • Workshop date: August 6, 2020





INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

Submitted manuscripts must be formatted in standard IEEE camera-ready format (double-column, 10-pt font) and must be submitted via Easychair (https://easychair.org/account/signin) as PDF files (formatted for 8.5x11-inch paper). The manuscripts should be no longer than 6 pages. Two additional pages are permitted if the authors are willing to pay an over-length charge at the time of publication (manuscripts should not exceed 8 pages). Submitted papers cannot have been previously published in or be under consideration for publication in another journal or conference. The workshop Program Committee reserves the right to not review papers that either exceeds the length specification or have been submitted or published elsewhere. Submissions must include a title, abstract, keywords, author(s) and affiliation(s) with postal and e-mail address(es).

Submission Link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icccn2020






REVIEW AND PUBLICATION OF MANUSCRIPTS

Submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop Program Committee and judged on originality, technical correctness, relevance, and quality of presentation. An accepted paper must be presented at the ICCCN 2020 venue by one of the authors registered at the full registration rate. Each workshop registration covers up to two workshop papers by an author. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the ICCCN proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference, including IEEE Xplore® Digital Library if the paper is not presented by the author at the conference.






AFEC 2020 PAPER SUBMISSION TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Authors declare that the submission is original and has not been submitted to other venue or under consideration by other venues.
  • Paper titles and/or author names cannot be changed and/or added to the papers once papers are submitted to AFEC 2020 for review and in the final camera-ready manuscript.
  • If the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must register at full rate and present it in person at the conference. Accepted and paid paper(s) but not presented onsite by the registered author(s) (for any reason, including visa issues, travel problems, etc.) will be published in the conference proceedings only. We strongly encourage that all authors of accepted papers apply for an entry visa to Hawaii in case one author cannot get the entry visa.





REGISTRATION

Please note that at least one author of each accepted paper needs to register and present the paper at the workshop.

Please refer to the main conference ICCCN 2020 for registration information.






CONFERENCE VENUE

Please refer to the main conference ICCCN 2020 for hotel and local information.






TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE

  • Md Zakirul Alam, Fordham University, USA
  • Nhu Ngoc Dao, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Si Chen, West Chester University, USA
  • Yang Chen, Temple University, USA
  • Aiman Erbad, Qatar University, Qatar
  • Qin Liu, Hunan University, China
  • B. D. Deebak, Vellore Institute of Technology, India
  • Shancang Li, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
  • Mamatas Eleftherios´╝îUniversity of Macedonia, Greece
  • Jiacheng Shang, Temple University, USA
  • Ali Shoker, VORTEX CoLab, Portugal
  • Zichuan Xu, Dalian University of Technology, China
  • Duc Van Le, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Longfei Wu, Fayetteville State University, USA
  • Arvind Kiwelekar, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, India
  • Dawei Li, Montclair State University, USA