Call for Papers

Workshop on Information-Centric Fog Computing (ICFC)

 

Overview

Fog Computing aims to support the Internet of Things (IoT) through ultra low latency, ultra fast data processing, high security and reliability and highly efficient resource utilisation. However, the current approaches to Fog/edge Computing have raised some concerns with respect to privacy; for example, extending CDN DNS redirection and private key delegation models to numerous applications increases the likelihood of exposing the edge to further attacks. There is also the challenge of supporting hierarchical and/or multi-access scenarios that go beyond traditional telco-controlled access provision. Furthermore, providing compute resources at the VM-level of granularity may not be suitable for some lightweight and short-lived functions, especially for IoT. These challenges call for alternative networking models that can support higher fluidity in distributing in-network functions, in addition to allowing fast and scalable processing and exchange of information.

Over the recent years, Information-centric Networking (ICN) has emerged as a networking paradigm that places information exchange, for the purpose of its processing, in the foreground. ICN brings advantages related to the security, management and dissemination of information, through flexible and information-based routing policies; combining these advantages with the ability to temporarily and spatially decouple communication entities, ICN seems well suited for the Fog Computing paradigm, since computation can happen at the right place any time by virtue of publishing and subscribing to it.

This workshop aims at stimulating research focused on the networking models, communication frameworks and security solutions required to facilitate Fog Computing. The research directions will focus on accommodating the requirements of data processing and information networking within emerging, information-focused, networking paradigms such as ICN. This is reflected in a number of aspects, including: enabling short-term content caching, fluid distribution of in-network functions, high-speed data analysis, programmable control and management planes, resiliency and security of fog networks, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, coordinated management, resource consumption, privacy and orchestration of data processing and information production. The outcomes of the workshop should leviate communication frameworks that have the ability to accommodate the immense expansion of business models, applications and services, within future Fog networks.

The workshop solicits papers that address aspects of the above areas with a main focus on facilitating networking solutions that enable dynamic and flexible fog networking through joining concepts of softwarisation and virtualisation paradigms for better management and dissemination of information. We encourage papers that address cross-­layer research issues in any combination of these areas, bridging the gaps between IoT, Fog/edge Computing, ICN, Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) and SDN.

 

Topics of Interest

The list of topics include (but not limited to):

      Information-Centric Fog models

      Content and service distribution models in Fog computing

      Caching, replication and relaying models in Information-centric Fog networks

      Dynamic in-network computation, e.g., Named Function Networking

      Implementation insights of Fog & Information-­centric Networking architectures

      Virtualisation in Fog systems and Information­-centric Networking

      Security and privacy challenges in Fog computing

      Novel compensation models, such as utilising block chains

      Computation and communication abstraction

      Orchestration across computation, storage and communication resources for Fog networks

      IoT  data storage, analysis and networking in cloud-based ICN

      Programmability in Fog networks

      Fog computing in constrained networks

      Testing and evaluation tools  

      Self-­organisation/configuration of Fog resources using Information-­centric approaches

      Traffic models for Information­-centric Fog networks

      Theoretical and experimental evaluation of information-­centric networks used for Fog computing

 

Important Dates

    Submission deadline: March 13, 2017 (Extended Deadline)

      Acceptance notification: April 10, 2017

      Program available online: April 19, 2017

      Camera ready deadline: April 27, 2017

 

Submission Guidelines

Submission implies the willingness of at least one author to attend the workshop and present the paper. Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of IFIP ICFC 2017 and published in the IFIP. Workshop organizers reserve the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the workshop (e.g., removal from IFIP and IEEE DLs) if the paper is not presented at the conference.                  

Submitted papers should contain original material that have not be previously published, nor currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. All submissions should be written in the English language, with a maximum length limit of 6 printed pages (IEEE two-column format, 10pt), including all the figures, references, and appendices. The IEEE LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, as well as related information, can be found at the IEEE Computer Society website.

                       

Specifically, please note the following format requirements:            

  • All papers must be submitted in the Portable Document Format (PDF) electronically using EDAS. Whatever text processor or formatter you use to write your paper (LaTeX, Microsoft Word, FrameMaker, etc.), please convert the output to PDF before submission.
  • The title, all co-authors, and a concise abstract of up to 200 words should be provided to EDAS, as the metadata of the paper
  • The metadata should be provided before the abstract registration deadline
  • Your submission must be formatted with A4 page format.                           
  • Manuscripts must be limited to 6 pages, single spacing, double column, and must STRICTLY adhere to the template format.
  • We must be able to print your paper once it is submitted. Therefore, all fonts used in the paper MUST be embedded in the submitted PDF file.
  • The paper must be in a state where it can be printed clearly on standard black-and-white printers. Reviewers are not required to view your paper in color.

Please submit your paper via EDAS at this submission link.

 

Committees

Workshop Chairs

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Technical Program Chairs

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Organising Committe

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Technical Program Committe

Mohammed AL-Khalidi University of Essex
Mays AL-Naday University of Essex
Shingo Ata Osaka University
Giovanna Carofiglio Cisco
Toru Hasegawa Osaka University
Petri Laari Ericsson Research
Chathura Magurawalage University of Essex
Nicola Blefari Melazzi University of Rome – Tor Vergata
Marc Mosko PARC
Börje Ohlman Ericsson Research
Christos Papadopoulos Colorado State University
Michalis Polychronakis Stony Brook University
Ioannis Psaras University College London
Janne Riihijärvi RWTH Aachen University
Eve Schooler Intel (US)
Nikos Thomos University of Essex
Dirk Trossen InterDigital Europe
Gareth Tyson Queen Mary University of London
Matthias Wählisch Freie Universität Berlin
Cedric Westphal Huawei (US)
Mick Wilson Fujitsu (UK)
George Xylomenos Athens University of Economics and Business
Lixia Zhang UCLA