Call for Papers

The rigid requirement for low-latency, high-throughput data processing by advanced mobile applications in the context of Internet-of-Things (IoT) or augmented reality (AR) has pushed the de facto computing paradigm – cloud computing, to evolve to its next generation, which is coined as edge computing. In this emerging paradigm, computing and storage resources are deployed in close proximity to mobile devices, augmenting their capabilities in real time within only few-hop (or even one-hop) distance. The major benefits of edge computing include reduced latency thus enabling critical interactions in sophisticated mobile applications and shrunk traffic volume on the core network as data streaming all the way to the distant data center is no longer required. With the maturity of new communication technologies such as 5G where high-bandwidth low-latency communication becomes reality, the boundary between mobile devices and the edge infrastructure will be further blurred and edge computing will become more appealing.

The 2nd International Workshop on Edge Computing and Networking (ECN) aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry who are working on novel edge computing and networking technologies as well as their integration, to exchange research ideas and identify new research challenges in this emerging field. ECN focuses on all aspects about the modeling, design, implementation, and measurement of future edge computing and network systems.

Topics of Interest

  • Edge computing architecture and framework
  • Lightweight virtualization for edge computing
  • Edge resource management
  • Edge computing system modeling and analysis
  • Edge caching and storage
  • Cooperation solutions for cloud and edge integration
  • Edge mobility modeling and management
  • Performance measurement of edge computing systems
  • Edge machine learning and data analytics
  • Novel applications for edge computing (e.g., IoT, VR/AR, UAV)
  • Emerging edge communication technologies (e.g., mmWave, VLC)
  • Multi-access edge management
  • Novel edge network protocols and algorithms
  • Edge network performance measurement
  • Edge infrastructure security and data privacy
  • Trusted computing on the edge infrastructure



Title: Edge Intelligence: The Convergence of Humans, Things, and AI

Abstract: Edge AI and Human Augmentation are two major technology trends, driven by recent advancements in edge computing, IoT, and AI accelerators. As humans, things, and AI continue to grow closer together, systems engineers and researchers are faced with new and unique challenges. In this talk, we analyze the role of Edge computing and AI in the cyber-human evolution, and identify challenges that Edge computing systems will consequently be faced with. We take a closer look at how a cyber-physical fabric will be complemented by AI operationalization to enable seamless end-to-end Edge intelligence systems.

Bio: Schahram Dustdar is Full Professor of Computer Science (Informatics) with a focus on Internet Technologies heading the Distributed Systems Group at the TU Wien. He is Chairman of the Informatics Section of the Academia Europaea (since December 9, 2016). He is elevated to IEEE Fellow (since January 2016). From 2004-2010 he was Honorary Professor of Information Systems at the Department of Computing Science at the University of Groningen (RuG), The Netherlands. From December 2016 until January 2017 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Sevilla, Spain and from January until June 2017 he was a Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley, USA. He is a member of the IEEE Conference Activities Committee (CAC) (since 2016), of the Section Committee of Informatics of the Academia Europaea (since 2015), a member of the Academia Europaea: The Academy of Europe, Informatics Section (since 2013). He is recipient of the ACM Distinguished Scientist award (2009) and the IBM Faculty Award (2012). He is Co-Editors-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Internet of Things (TIOT) and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, ACM Transactions on the Web, and ACM Transactions on Internet Technology and on the editorial board of IEEE Internet Computing. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Computing (an SCI-ranked journal of Springer).


09:00 - 10:00 Keynote speech

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 - 12:00 Session 1: Edge computing management (Chair: Antonio Fernández Anta)

  • Disaggregated cloud management for edge computing
    Rafael Moreno-Vozmediano, Eduardo Huedo, Ruben Santiago Montero, Ignacio Martin Llorente (UCM, Spain)
  • OpenStack generalization for hardware accelerated clouds
    Ahmet Erol, Alper Yazar (ASELSAN, Turkey), Ece Güran Schmidt (METU EEE, Turkey)
  • Ad-hoc edge cloud: a framework for dynamic creation of edge computing infrastructures
    Ana Juan Ferrer, Joan-Manuel Marquès, Josep Jorba (Universitat Obserta de Catalunya, Spain)

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 - 15:00 Session 2: Edge networking (Chair: Paolo Casari)

  • An energy-aware cache coordination scheme in content centric networking
    Zhizhen Peng, Guoqiang Zhang, Qian Gao (Nanjing Normal University, China)
  • Improving TCP performance and reducing self-induced congestion with receive window modulation
    Francesco Ciaccia (UPC & Clevernet, Spain), Oriol Arcas-Abella, Ivan Romero (Clevernet, Spain), Diego Montero (Universidad de Cuenca & Clevernet, Ecuador), Rofolfo Milito (Clevernet, USA), René Serral-Gracià (UPC, Spain), Mario Nemirovsky (Clevernet, USA)
  • DUE distribution and pairing in D2D communication
    Weifeng Lu, Xiaoqiang Ren, Jia Xu (Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Big Data Security and Intelligent Processing, China), Siguang Chen, Lijun Yang (Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China), Jian Xu (Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China)

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 - 16:30 Session 3: Edge computing and networking applications (Chair: Lin Wang)

  • A reference architecture based on edge and cloud computing for smart manufacturing
    Johannes Vater, Lars Harscheidt (BMW, Germany), Alois Knoll (TU Munich, Germany)
  • A QoE-aware video distribution and path optimization approach for real-time video networking
    Na Zhang, Huigui Rong, Junyi Li, Sheng Xiao, Hongbo Jiang (Hunan University, China)

16:30 - 16:45 Closing remarks


Submitted manuscripts must be formatted in standard IEEE camera-ready format (double-column, 10-pt font) and must be submitted via EasyChair 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).

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 2018 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.

Import Dates

  • Submission deadline: April 14, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: May 10, 2019
  • Camera-ready due: May 17, 2019



Workshop Co-Chairs

Paolo Casari
IMDEA Networks, Spain
Antonio Fernández Anta
IMDEA Networks, Spain
Lin Wang
VU Amsterdam, Netherlands

Technical Program Committee

Mohsen Amini Salehi, University of Louisiana Lafayette, USA
Stergois Anastasiadis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Jordi Arjona Aroca, Valenciaport Foundation, Spain
Christian Becker, University of Mannheim, Germany
Roberto Canonico, Universita di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Themistoklis Charalambous, Aalto University, Finland
Manuel Diaz, University of Malaga, Spain
Jörg Domaschka, Universität Ulm, Germany
Patricia Endo, Universidade de Pernambuco, Brazil
Arsham Farshad, Lancaster University, UK
Claudio Fiandrino, IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain
Felix Freitag, University Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Jussi Kangasharju, University of Helsinki, Finland
Boris Koldehofe, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Zhiyong Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
George Pallis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Amir Payberah, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Dario Sabella, Intel, USA
Sébastien Varrette, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Christian Vitale, KIOS Research Center, Cyprus
Shiqiang Wang, IBM T.J. Watson, USA
P-O Östberg, Umeå University, Sweden

Previous Editions

  • ECN 2018, co-located with ICCCN 2018, Hangzhou, China, August 2, 2018