Wednesday, May 9, 2018

[DMANET] TOPIC 2018 (workshop in conjuction with PODC 2018): Final call for papers

*——TOPIC 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS ——Theory and Practice for Integrated Cloud,
Fog and Edge Computing Paradigms - TOPIC 2018Workshop in conjunction with
the 37th ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC
2018)Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, UK, 27th July 2018*

*The confirmed keynote speakers are:* • Prof. Dr. Christian
Scheideler, Paderborn University, Germany
• Dr Eiko Yoneki, Cambridge and Alan Turing Institute, London

**Articles will appear in ACM Digital Library**

*Scope*Proliferated adoption of IoT has given rise to the fog and edge
computing paradigms. As opposed to cloud computing, both fog and edge
computing allow computation on data taking place closer to end users, thus
improving data privacy and application performance. Nevertheless, the cloud
will always exist to provide the last resort for computationally heavy
tasks. The aim of this workshop is to capture and present research from a
wide range of emerging topics related to modelling, designing and analysing
of integrated cloud, fog, and edge computing paradigms. These have
different ownership and operating objectives, preventing delivery of
seamless network services across network/operator boundaries that is needed
to support efficient pervasive and ubiquitous computing. For instance, it
is difficult, if not impossible, to run operator A's content caching, data
analytics and/or packet inspection services in operator B's cloud/fog/edge
networks. Conventional techniques for cloud do not work well in such an
emerging integrated environments since they make assumptions about unified
networks and systems with highly reliable and low latency connectivity.

This workshop aims to bring together practitioners and theoreticians
characterise such cloud, fog, and edge integrated systems, and to explore
theoretical underpinning necessary for modelling, designing, analysing and
optimising of networks and systems that have heterogeneous connectivity
(e.g., intermittent and highly reliable), owned by different owners and
operators, for supporting pervasive and ubiquitous computing. Since there
is no single organisation can control all of the devices across all
networks, we anticipate that there will be strong need for addressing the
gap on policy enforcement, billing and access to data, etc. Security and
privacy issues will also need tackling due to the need for business secrecy.
Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

• Underpinning theory for integrated cloud, fog and edge
• Distributed algorithms
• SDN and NFV for cloud, fog and edge
• Distributed and decentralised system configuration and management
• Cross layer design and optimisation
• Systems and networks co-design
• Experience on integrated cloud, fog and edge deployment
• Big data analytics for IoT
• Simulation and performance evaluation
• Cross cloud, fog, and edge network policy management
• Cross cloud, fog, and edge security and privacy
• Compact routing

We invite academic and industrial practitioners to submit papers for this
workshop. Potential authors can contact the workshop organisers with a
draft abstract if they would like to confirm it is within scope and
relevance to this workshop.

*Paper Submission*We invite *regular papers* written in English that have
not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. We also
invite *short
research statements* that outline new emerging ideas for fostering
discussion and collaboration in the workshop. Submitted manuscripts should
be structured as technical papers and may not exceed *6 pages for regular
papers and 3 pages for short research statements* including figures, tables
and references using the templates available at

• Electronic submission only (via submission server)
• Submission requires the willingness of at least one of the authors
to register and present the paper
• All selected papers for this workshop are peer-reviewed and will
be published in ACM Digital Library

To submit your paper, please access the submission system at: TOPIC 2018
Submission System

*Important DatesPaper submission due: 14th May 2018 *
Notification of acceptance: 28th May 2018
Final camera-ready papers due: 4th June 2018
Workshop date: 27th July 2018

*Workshop Co-Chairs*Posco Tso - Loughborough University, UK
Amitabh Trehan - Loughborough University, UK
Iain Phillips - Loughborough University, UK
Lin Cui - Jinan University,China

*Publicity Chair*Thiago Genez - University of Bern, Switzerland

*Technical Programme Committee*Luiz Bittencourt - University of Campinas,
Rafael Gomes - State University of Ceara, Brazil
Kiho Lim – University of South Dakota, USA
Edmundo Madeira - University of Campinas, Brazil
Lars Nagel – Loughborough University, UK
Stephen Strowes – RIPE Network Coordination Centre, Netherlands
Eiko Yoneki – University of Cambridge, UK
Zhongliang Zhao - University of Bern, Switzerland
Michael Mackay - Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Jonas Lefevre - Loughborough University, UK
Takahiro Shinagawa - University of Tokyo, Japan
Erkki Harjula - University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

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