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CEC Workshop 2023

October 9 - October 10

Organized by: IEEE ICNP’23 – The 31st IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols
Supported by EU Commission

Call for Papers

The Cloud-Edge Continuum is a new hyper-distributed computing paradigm that aims at seamlessly interconnecting and abstracting the computing power and storage capacity of the Cloud with the data processing capabilities of edge devices, IoT devices, and sensors. Intelligently balancing tasks in a continuum enables faster response times, lower latency, and more efficient use of network bandwidth. However, efficiently managing extremely heterogeneous Cloud and Edge resources is a pressing concern in real-world large-scale implementations. Such heterogeneity refers to differences in network capabilities, processing power, software stack, APIs, and security protocols across the Cloud-Edge Continuum infrastructure. This raises significant challenges for the network community to develop new and efficient protocols and communication services.
Given the potential benefits of the Cloud-Edge Continuum, it is important to explore the current state-of-the-art research and identify the challenges and opportunities in this area.

The Cloud-Edge Continuum (CEC) workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to discuss the latest research, trends, and challenges in ecosystems and environments based on Cloud-Edge Continuum paradigm. The primary goal of this workshop is to foster collaboration and exchange of ideas among researchers and stakeholders. The workshop can provide a platform for participants to share their experiences, best practices, case studies, and to identify emerging research areas and potential solutions to existing challenges. By bringing together experts from different domains, the CEC workshop also aims to provide insights into how Cloud-Edge Continuum can be applied in various fields, such as healthcare, transportation, smart cities, and manufacturing.

Topics of Interest

We welcome submissions of original research, work-in-progress, and proof of concepts describing original ideas and presenting new directions. We invite submissions covering the aspects around the design, development, and evaluation of architectures, technologies, and applications for the Cloud-Edge Continuum, including but not limited to:

  • Network optimization and interoperable protocols for the Cloud-Edge Continuum
  • Novel system architectures and hardware designs in the Cloud-Edge Continuum
  • Network security, data privacy, confidence, and trust in the Cloud-Edge Continuum
  • Serverless services and models for the Cloud-Edge Continuum
  • Mobile computing and distributed autonomy in the Cloud-Edge Continuum
  • AI-enabled resource allocation, federated learning, and swarm intelligence in the Cloud-Edge Continuum
  • QoS provisioning, QoE, and SLA management in the Cloud-Edge Continuum
  • Sustainable, energy and carbon efficient connectivity in the Cloud-Edge Continuum
  • Next generation smart use-cases enabled by the Cloud-Edge Continuum

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be original, unpublished work, and not under consideration at another conference or journal. Paper submissions should adhere to the IEEE Conference formatting requirements with double column and the font size must be 10 points. The length of the final paper with all its content (including references) must not exceed 6 pages. Papers must include author’s names and affiliations for single-blind peer reviewing by the PC. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop. The IEEE template available here.

Please submit your paper using workshop’s CEC’23 HotCRP link.


Workshop Chairs

  • Ahmed Khalid (Dell Technologies, Ireland)
  • Pedro García-López (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)
  • Filippo Cugini (CNIT, Italy)

Steering Committee

  • Cormac J. Sreenan (University College Cork, Ireland)
  • Pierangela Samarati (University of Milan, Italy)
  • Raúl Gracia-Tinedo (Dell Technologies, Spain)

Publicity Chairs

  • Lovorko Maric (MicroDigital, Croatia)
  • Sean Ahearne (Dell Technologies, Ireland)

Technical Program Committee

  • Ahmed Zahran (University College Cork, Ireland)
  • Aidan O’Mahony (Dell Technologies, Ireland)
  • Alan Barnett (Dell Technologies, Ireland)
  • Angelos Antonopoulos (NearBy Computing, Spain)
  • Aristotelis Kretsis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
  • Bernard Metzler (IBM, Switzerland)
  • Damu Ding (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Danh Le Phuoc (Technical University Dresden, Germany)
  • Dave Raggett (W3C, UK)
  • David Bowden (Dell Technologies, Ireland)
  • Edgard Marx (Eccenca, Germany)
  • Flavio Junqueira (Dell Technologies, Spain)
  • Hassan Mehmood (University of Oulu, Finland)
  • Iisakki Kosonen (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Javad Chamanara (Leibniz University Hannover, Germany)
  • Juan Jose Vegas Olmos (Nvidia, Germany)
  • Luca Valcarenghi (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy)
  • Marc Sánchez-Artigas (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)
  • Melanie Schranz (Lakeside Labs, Austria)
  • Michela Bertolotto (University College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Mustafa Al-Bado (Dell Technologies, Ireland)
  • Panagiotis Kokkinos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
  • Panagiotis Oikonomou (University of Thessaly, Greece)
  • Peter Pietzuch (Imperial College London, UK)
  • Raja Appuswamy (Eurecom, France)
  • Simon Rommel (Eindhoven University, Netherlands)
  • Stefano Paraboschi (University Bergamo, Italy)
  • Valerio Frascolla (Intel, Germany)


For any question or doubt, please reach us at Ahmed.Khalid@dell.com and Raul.Gracia@dell.com.


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