The 2nd Workshop on Integrating Edge Computing, Caching, and Offloading in Next Generation Networks
at the IEEE INFOCOM 2018, 15-19 April 2018, Honolulu, HI, USA
Cloud computing has been widely adopted to enable convenient access to a shared pool of computing resources. Nevertheless, as the distance between the cloud and the edge device is usually large, cloud computing services may not provide guarantees to low latency applications, and transmitting a large amount of data (e.g., in big data analytics) from the device to the cloud may not be feasible or economical. To address these issues, edge (fog) computing has been proposed to deploy computing resources closer to end users. Edge computing allows edge devices to perform computation offloading to offload their computational tasks to the edge server, which executes the computational tasks on behalf of the edge devices. Another new technology called information-centric networking (ICN) has been extensively studied in recent years. In-network caching is used in ICN to reduce the duplicate content transmission in networks. ICN-based caching has been recognized as one of the promising techniques for future wireless/wired networks. Recently, there is a phenomenal burst of research activities in integrating edge computing, caching, and offloading in next generation networks. From the perspective of applications (e.g., video), network, cache and compute are underlying resources enabling these applications. How to manage, control and optimize these resources can have significant impacts on the performance of applications. Edge computing, caching, and offloading are hot research topics at the IEEE INFOCOM. Many researchers are working on the related topics. Following the very successful IEEE INFOCOM’17 Workshop on Integrating Edge Computing, Caching, and Offloading in Next Generation Networks (IECCO) organized by us, we’d like to propose this workshop again at INFOCOM’18. We believe that this workshop will attract a significant number of submissions of good quality.
Submission: Jan. 6th, 2018
Dec. 30th, 2017
Decisions: Feb. 7th, 2018
Camera ready: Feb. 28th, 2018
Past History of the Workshop
o IEEE INFOCOM’17 Workshop on Integrating Edge Computing, Caching, and Offloading in Next Generation Networks (IECCO), Atlanta, USA
We received more than 50 submissions for IECCO 2017. Totally, 15 high-quality papers were accepted at the Full-Day Workshop. We invited a keynote speaker, Prof. Yuanyuan Yang (SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Department of Computer Science and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at SUNY Stony Brook University, New York, USA). Accumulatively, more than 150 people attended our workshop.
o IEEE INFOCOM’15 Workshop on Mobile Cloud and Virtualization (MCV’15), Hong Kong, China
We received more than 40 submissions for MCV’15. 10 papers were accepted at the half-day workshop. More than 40 people attended the workshop.
o IEEE INFOCOM’14 Workshop on Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC’14), Toronto, Canada
We received more than 50 submissions for MCC’14. 12 papers were accepted at the workshop. We invited a keynote speaker, Dr. Baochun Li (Bell Canada Endowed Chair in Computer Engineering, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto). More than 50 people attended the workshop.
o IEEE INFOCOM’2012 Workshop on Green Networking and Smart Grids (GNSG’12), Orlando, FL, USA
We received more than 50 submissions for GNSG 2012. 14 papers were accepted at the workshop. We invited a keynote speaker, Prof. S. Massoud Amin (from University of Minnesota). More than 40 people attended the workshop.
o IEEE INFOCOM’2011 Workshop on Green Communications and Networking (GCN’11), Shanghai, China.
We received more than 50 submissions for GCN 2011. 15 papers were accepted at the workshop. We invited a keynote speaker, Dr. Shugong Xu (Technical Committee Co-chair, Green Touch Consortium; Director, Access Network Technology Research, Huawei Corporate Research). More than 50 people attended the workshop.
o IEEE INFOCOM’2010 Workshop on Cognitive Wireless Communications and Networking (CWCN 2010), San Deigo, CA, USA.
We have received more than 40 submissions for CWCN 2010. 15 papers were accepted at the workshop. We invited a keynote speaker, Prof. Anant Sahai (from University of California, Berkeley). More than 40 people attended the workshop.