EuroPar 2018 mF2C Workshop

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the mF2C consortium is proud to announce the 2nd edition of the F2C-DP workshop in EuroPar 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


2nd F2C-DP Workshop on Fog-to-Cloud Distributed Processing

Future service execution in different domains (e.g. smart cities, e-health, smart transportation, smart energy, etc.), will rely on a large and highly heterogeneous set of distributed devices, located from the edge 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 from the edge up to the cloud, including all security and privacy aspects. Ongoing efforts are already devoted to overcome some of the envisioned management challenges, today visible through two main incipient research initiatives, such as the OpenFog Consortium reference architecture or the recently proposed Fog-to-cloud (F2C).

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. The workshop aims at opening new avenues for research in a very innovative and challenging scenario, and bring together the community of researchers interested in new programming paradigms, specially tailored to combined fog and cloud computing scenarios.

As a workshop series, this second mF2C workshop invites authors to present ideas about the application of programming models applied to distributed scenarios leveraging the particular constraints of combined fog and cloud computing scenarios. Submissions must not be previously submitted anywhere and must meet the submission guidelines for regular papers in the Euro-Par conference. The accepted papers will be published at Euro-Par conference proceedings.


Workshop Chairs:

Antonio Salis (Engineering), Italy

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
  • Roberto Cascella, ECSO, Belgium
  • Gianluigi Zanetti, CRS4, Italy
  • Marcello Coppola, ST Microelectronics  Lyon, France
  • Filippo Gaudenzi, University of Milan, Italy
  • Eva Marín, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Toni Cortés, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
  • Admela Jukan, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
  • Jens Jensen, Sciences and Technology Facilities Council, UK
  • John Kennedy, Intel Research and Development, Ireland
  • Cristovao Cordeiro, SIXSQ, Switzerland
  • Matija Cankar, XLAB, Slovenia
  • Andrea Bartoli, Worldsensing, UK


Important Dates:

Paper submission: May 4th, 2018  May 27th, 2018

Author notification: June 25th, 2018

Informal camera ready for papers: July 21th 2018

Formal camera ready for papers: Oct 2nd 2018


Submission guidelines

Submissions in PDF format should be between 10 and 12 and not exceed 12 pages in the Springer LNCS style, which can be downloaded from the Springer Web site. Paper submission is handled electronically (EasyChair).  The 12 pages limit is a hard limit. It includes everything (text, figures, references) and will be strictly  enforced by the submission system. Complete LaTeX sources must be provided for accepted papers. Papers should be typeset using the single column format. All submitted research papers will be peer-reviewed. Only contributions that are not submitted elsewhere or currently under review will be considered.

The workshop proceedings will be published in a separate LNCS workshop volume after the conference.

Registered workshop participants will receive an electronic copy of the volume by email.  All authors of accepted papers will be requested to sign a Springer copyright form.


Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EasyChair through the following link: