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Call For Papers
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SmartEdge 2020
The Fourth International Workshop on Smart Edge Computing and Networking

http://www.people.vcu.edu/~tnadeem/SmartEdge20/

In Conjunction with IEEE PerCom 2020 (http://www.percom.org/)
March 23-27, Austin, TX, USA
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We are approaching a fundamental shift in the computational era as the
number of connected smart devices and Internet of Things (IoT) devices
(e.g., smartphones, tablets, smart watches, smart glasses, smart meters,
connected vehicles, etc.) are expected to exceed several billions in the
next few years. Recent studies show that it is expected that the amount of
data generated at the edge of the Internet by smart and IoT devices will be
vast, incredibly rich, extremely valuable, and becoming the key enabler for
data-rich edge systems and applications in several smart computing domains
like smart homes, connected health, and smart cities. Therefore, it becomes
very obvious that it’s far more efficient and practical to manage and
process data as close to its source as possible (the edge of the Internet)
instead of a massive and centralized traditional storage (the cloud).

Moreover, in recent years, the world has seen many major breakthroughs in
machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) research. By
integrating the advances in smart devices and edge systems with the
advances in machine learning, the future role of smart edge systems,
networks, and applications is becoming limitless and it's expected to
revolutionize the future of the world within the next few years. This is
especially important as edge systems generate ever-growing and evolving
collections of data, calling for dedicated ML/AI techniques capable of
handling streaming and lifelong learning problems.

SmartEdge'20 aims at bringing together experts from several research
communities spanning pervasive & mobile computing, wireless networks,
embedded systems, Internet of Things, machine learning, big data, and data
analytics to discuss data needs and interests, challenges to be addressed,
tools to be developed, and new research problems on edge wireless
infrastructure, edge mobile systems, rich data sets accessed or generated
by edge and Internet of Things devices. Papers describing prototype
implementations of edge applications and systems are particularly welcome.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
* Architecture of edge systems.
* Buffering, queuing, and caching at the edge.
* Blockchain and other consensus approaches for edge systems
* Co-existence of wireless technologies at the edge.
* Device-to-Device communication and cooperation.
* Data collection and analytic techniques for mobile systems and
applications.
* Edge systems, applications, and services
* Edge-based data management and data analytics
* Edge-based quality of service and experience.
* Edge authentication, authorization, and billing.
* Edge-based cyber-physical solutions.
* Energy efficiency and spectral efficiency enhancements for the edge.
* Fault-tolerance, availability and replication for the edge.
* Human factors for edge computing.
* Interactions between the edge and the cloud.
* Internet-of-Things, fog computing, cloud-let computing, and related ideas.
* Load balancing and resource management for the edge.
* Machine learning techniques for cloud and edge systems, mobile sensing,
applications, and services.
* Machine learning for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smart cities, and
cyber-physical systems.
* Mobile augmented reality and virtual reality systems on the edge.
* Programming models and toolkits for edge systems.
* Personalized/transfer learning for edge mobile systems.
* Resource indexing, monitoring, and metering.
* Security and privacy for edge systems.
* Software defined networking (SDN) for the edge.
* Smart devices and wearable technologies.
* Self-driving and connected vehicles, V2V/V2X.
* Theoretical foundations of machine learning for edge systems and
applications.
* Wireless communications and networking architecture for edge systems.
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Submission Guidelines
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Authors are invited to submit original unpublished work, not currently
under review by other conferences, workshops or journals. Full papers are
limited to a maximum length of 6 pages and must adhere to IEEE format (in
10pt font, double column, US Letter size, 8.5 x 11 inches), including text,
figures, and references. Authors can purchase one additional page for the
camera-ready version. Authors must follow the IEEE Computer Society author
guidelines. The IEEE conference Latex and Word templates can be found at
https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html.
Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files through the EDAS link
https://edas.info/N26597.  Workshop papers will be included and indexed in
the IEEE digital libraries (Xplore). Each accepted workshop paper requires
a full PerCom registration (no registration is available for workshops
only).


Key Dates
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Submission Deadline: December 13th, 2019 (Extended) (11:59 PM Anywhere on
Earth)
Acceptance Notification: January 3rd, 2020
Camera-Ready Deadline: January 31st, 2020


Best Regards,
SmartEdge 2020 Chairs
Tamer Nadeem, Glenn Ricart, Theodoros Salonidis


MORE INFORMATION - Please visit
Workshop webpage: http://www.people.vcu.edu/~tnadeem/SmartEdge20/
PERCOM webpage: http://www.percom.org/

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