Wednesday, July 4, 2018

[DMANET] TOPIC 2018 (Workshop with PODC) - early registration extended to July 6th, call for participation


*TOPIC 2018 Call for Participation*

Theory and Practice for Integrated Cloud, Fog and Edge Computing Paradigms
- TOPIC 2018

In conjunction with the 37th ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed
Computing (PODC 2018) <>
Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, UK
*27 July 2018*

*NOTICE:** Early registration extended to July 6th, 2018* - For
registration, click


*Highlights: *

*Keynote speakers:*

· Christian Scheideler (Paderborn University)

- Eiko Yoneki, University of Cambridge


*Conference program - please see below or at

For details on all colocated workshops and tutorias click

For information on traveling information, please see the following page:

For information on hotel reservations, please see the following page:


*Description :*

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.

*Workshop Programme: *

Keynote 1 Prof. Christian Scheideler, Paderborn University
9:00 - 9:45 *Relays: Towards a Link Layer for Robust and Secure Fog

Session 1
09:45-10:00 *Distributing Computations in Fog Architectures* Krishnamurthy
Vidyasankar (Memorial University, Canada)

10:00 - 10:15 S*cheduling at the Edge for Assisting Cloud Real-Time Systems
*Lorenzo Corneo and Per Gunningberg (Uppsala University, Sweden)

10:15 - 10:30 *Enabling Exclusive Shared Access to Cloud of Things
Resources *Ahmed Alrawahi, Kevin Lee, Jon Robinson and Ahmad Lotfi
(Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom)

Coffee Break (10:30 - 11:00)

Keynote 2 Dr Eiko Yoneki, University of Cambridge
11:00 - 11:45 *Digital Epidemiology: Using Raspberry Pi DTN Network for
Sensed Data Collection *

Lunch and Tutorial (12:00 - 14:00)

Session 2
14:00 - 14:15* GoEdge: A Scalable and Stateless Local Breakout Method*,
Kazuya Okada Shigeru Kashihara, Nao Kawanishi, Nobuo Suzuki, Keizo Sugiyama
and Youki Kadobayashi (Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute
International, Japan)

14:15 - 14:30 *A Novel NFV Schedule Optimization Approach with Sensitivity
to Packets Dropping Positions* Chengxiang Li and Lin Cui (Jinan University,

Panel Discussions (14:30 - 15:00)

Coffee Break and Networking (15:00-16:00)

*Keynote Speakers: *

*Prof. Dr. Christian Scheideler*.
Prof. Scheideler received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science
from the Paderborn University, Germany, in 1993 and 1996. After being a
postdoc at the Weizmann Institute, Israel, for a year, a postdoc at
Paderborn for two more years, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins
University, USA, for five years, and an associate professor at the
Technical University of Munich, Germany, for four years, he is now a full
professor at the Dept. of Computer Science, Paderborn University, and has
served as the department chair from 2013 to 2017. He is (co)author of more
than 100 publications in refereed conferences and journals and has served
on more than 50 conference committees. His main research focus is on
distributed algorithms and data structures (in particular, for peer-to-peer
systems, wireless networks, and programmable matter), and the design of
algorithms and architectures for robust and secure distributed systems.
Among his various professional activities, he is a member of the editorial
boards of the Journal of the ACM and the Journal of Computer and System
Sciences, and he is the general chair of the ACM SPAA conference since 2015.

*Dr Eiko Yoneki.*
Dr Yoneki is a senior researcher leading a group on 'Data Centric Systems'
in the Systems Research Group of the University of Cambridge Computer
Laboratory. She is also a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute in
London. Eiko has received her PhD in Computer Science from the University
of Cambridge. Prior to academia, she worked for IBM in US, Japan, Italy and
UK, where she received the highest Technical Award. Her research interests
span distributed systems, networking and databases, including large-scale
graph processing. Her current research focusses on auto-tuning of data
processing/analytics framework to deal with complex parameter space using
machine learning approaches for efficient parallel processing on scheduling
and load balancing. She also works on several projects with African and
South American countries, including 'digital epidemiology', understanding
of human interactions in rural societies by applying wireless/sensing
technology, and advanced modelling of infectious disease spread. She also
works on supporting farmers by early detection of crop bugs or diseases by
applying sensing and image analysis with machine learning.

*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, Brazil
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


What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it;
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
-- John Anster, from a "very free translation" of Goethe's *Faust*

* Contributions to be spread via DMANET are submitted to
* Replies to a message carried on DMANET should NOT be
* addressed to DMANET but to the original sender. The
* original sender, however, is invited to prepare an
* update of the replies received and to communicate it
* via DMANET.