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Jaime Galán-Jiménez <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 23 Jun 2021 09:41:46 +0200
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Eleventh Workshop on Management of Cloud and Smart City Systems (MoCS 2021)

https://sites.google.com/view/mocs-2021 <https://sites.google.com/view/mocs-2021>

Organized in association with IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC 2021)

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5th September 2021, Athens, Greece                           

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The last years have witnessed a permanent change of vision of cloud systems. Nowadays, the most important stakeholders such as private companies, public agencies, research communities and citizens rely on the cloud for a number of purposes, stemming from sharing hardware infrastructures to software, data, and sensing services.

The services designed for complex scenarios like Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), Internet of Things, smart cities, and the upcoming Industry 4.0, pave the path for a new era of the cloud. The complexity of human dynamics in a city can be better analyzed by decentralizing the infrastructure, integrating and opening the data and sharing the services. The MEC paradigm, standardized by ETSI, is a key enabling technology for upcoming 5G networks, whereby applications and network functions are hosted in edge cloud data centers. By being closer to the end-user, besides better supporting low-latency applications, MEC systems are a candidate architecture for such a decentralized, context-aware infrastructure. Despite such a rapid (re-)evolution of edge-cloud systems, the extremely heterogeneous smart city applications (sensing as a service, crowd sensing, etc.) makes the satisfactions of all the requirements a big challenge. In this context, emergent paradigms like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and privacy-enhancing technologies (PET), and blockchain (BC) are key enablers for edge systems to shape the development of autonomic orchestration and networking.

The MoCS workshop started following the “cloud” stream 10 years ago. The focus of the 11th MoCS edition is in the convergence of cloud paradigm in form of MEC, context and privacy-aware applications for complex scenarios like smart cities and learning-driven approaches for urban planning. The workshop aims at disseminating results on both theoretical and applicative aspects.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

	• Application of cloud and MEC systems to smart cities services.
	• Models for context-aware crowdsensing techniques at urban-level scale.
	• Human-enabled Edge Computing (HEC) paradigm.
	• Cloud to Edge continuum.
	• Edge data center deployment in urban environments.
	• Cloud quantum service model.
	• Hybrid quantum for smart city systems.
	• ML- and AI-based approaches cloud/edge-based smart city applications.
	• AI-driven models, architectures, and frameworks for edge computing.
	• Experiences on the (re)use of open platforms for cloud-integrated smart cities services.
	• Design and evaluation tools for scalability and efficient resource allocation in smart cities.
	• Design and application of cloud/edge technologies to Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).
	• Vehicular cloud architectures for provisioning of smart cities services.
	• Models and paradigms for the management of cloud/MEC services within/between data.
	• Data-driven approaches for smart transportation in urban areas.
	• Blockchain solutions for secure and reliable transactions between the counterparts in data sharing/trading.
	• Security and privacy techniques to cloud/edge-based smart city applications.
	• Post-quantum security and privacy for smart city applications.

** IMPORTANT DATES **

Submission: July 1, 2021
Notification: July 18, 2021
Camera-ready: July 25, 2021

** SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS **

Prospective authors are invited to submit original technical papers for publication in MoCS 2021. Manuscripts should be written in English with a maximum paper length of 6 printed pages for full papers and 4 pages for short papers. All manuscripts should adhere to the IEEE double column conference proceedings (https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html <https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html>). Authors are invited to submit their papers using EDAS at https://edas.info/N28544 <https://edas.info/N28544>. 

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present the paper. Only registered and presented papers will be included in the ISCC 2021 Proceedings and submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore library. The IEEE ISCC Proceedings have been indexed in the past by ISI, dblp and Scopus. This makes the IEEE ISCC Workshops publication venues with very high visibility and impact in both Computer and Communications areas.
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