IEEE/ACM UCC 2018 mF2C Workshop

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the mF2C consortium is proud to announce the 1st edition of the Workshop on managed Fog-to-Cloud in UCC 2018,

The workshop deals with the different aspects related to innovative large and distributed computing scenarios that are envisioned as the natural evolution of current cloud scenarios. The workshop also address the different aspects of parallel programming, its applicability to those scenarios and any other software required to suitable manage such a complex scenario, including the security and privacy aspects.


 The pdf version of the workshop proposal can be downloaded here


Workshop on managed Fog-to-Cloud

Future service execution in different domains (e.g. smart cities, smart transportation, smart energy, e-health, etc.), will rely on a large and highly heterogeneous set of widely distributed devices, located from the edge up to the cloud, empowering the development of innovative services. Such a distributed scenario is demanding substantial research efforts towards a novel management architecture, enabling a coordinated and efficient management of the whole set of resources. Ongoing efforts are already devoted to overcome some of the envisioned management challenges, today visible through two main incipient research initiatives, the OpenFog Consortium reference architecture and the mF2C H2020 research project, the latter leveraging the proposed Fog-to-Cloud (F2C) concept.

In such envisioned scenario, the main objective for the proposed workshop is to set the ground for researchers, scientist and members of the industrial community to interact each other, fueling new discussions in the emerging area coming out when shifting distributed services execution towards the edge. Analyzing the way existing programming models and distributed processing strategies may support such a scenario and to what extent these solutions should be extended or just replaced, is also fundamental to support the expected evolution in edge computing, taking care of security and privacy aspects as well. The workshop aims at opening new paths and feeds for research in a very innovative and challenging scenario.

The workshop aims at bringing together the community of researchers interested in new applications, architectures, programming models, applications and systems based on these computing environments.


Workshop Chairs:

Admela Jukan (Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig), Germany

Rosa M.Badia (Barcelona Supercomputing Center), Spain

Xavi Masip (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), Spain

Ana Juan (ATOS SA), Spain


The Technical program Committee is composed by the following experts:

  • Yaser Jararweh, Carnegie Mellon University, USA / Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • Eduardo Monteiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Abdelhamid Mellouk, University Paris-Est Crèteil, France
  • Massimo Coppola, ISTI-CNR, Italy
  • Eduardo Quiñones, BSC, Spain
  • Piyush Harsh, ZHAW, Switzerland
  • Gianluigi Zanetti, CRS4, Italy
  • Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy
  • Filippo Gaudenzi, University of Milan, Italy
  • Vitor Barbosa, Universidade Federal de Viçosa (UFV), Brazil
  • Jordi Garcia, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Sergi Sanchez-Lopez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Toni Cortés, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
  • Daniele Lezzi, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
  • Jasenka Dizdarevic, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
  • Jens Jensen, Sciences and Technology Facilities Council, UK
  • Cheney Ketley, Sciences and Technology Facilities Council, UK
  • Antonio Salis, Engineering Sardegna, Italy
  • John Kennedy, Intel Research and Development, Ireland
  • Alec Leckey, Intel Research and Development, Ireland
  • Marc-Elian Bègin, SIXSQ, Switzerland
  • Cristovao Cordeiro, SIXSQ, Switzerland
  • Matija Cankar, XLAB, Slovenia
  • Andrea Bartoli, Worldsensing, UK


Important Dates:

  • Paper submission due: August 01, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2018
  • Camera-ready papers due: October 08, 2018
  • Early + author registration deadline: October 08, 2018
  • Conference: December 17-20, 2018


Manuscript Guidelines and Submission

Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed six (6) single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5×11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures, tables, and references. The proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society and will be made available online through the IEEE Digital Library, as well as through the ACM Digital Library.

Authors should submit the manuscript in PDF format. All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, rigour in analysis, quality of results, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees. Papers conforming to the above guidelines can be submitted through the UCC 2018 paper submission system.

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Further details on the publication instructions and registration information will be published on the UCC website.


Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EasyChair (to open soon)


More information on the UCC Conference can be found here

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