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The 6th IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing (ICFEC 2022)

May 16, 2022, Taormina (Messina), Italy

in conjunction with IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2022

We are delighted to invite you to the 6th IEEE International Conference on
Fog and Edge Computing to be held in Taormina (Messina), Italy.

The number of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices is predicted to reach 38.6
billion by 2025. These connected devices, ranging from user devices to more
complex systems, such as vehicles and power grids, are equipped with
sensing, actuating, communication, processing, and storage capabilities,
and they generate huge amounts of data of various types. However, the need
to operate the scale of heterogeneous IoT devices while being
performance-efficient in real-time is challenging. Typically, the data
generated by the IoT devices are transferred to and processed centrally by
services hosted on geographically distant clouds. This is untenable given
the communication latency incurred and the ingress bandwidth demand.
A new and disruptive paradigm spear-headed by academics and industry
experts is taking shape so that applications can leverage resources located
at the edge of the network and along the continuum between the cloud and
the edge. These edge resources may be geographically or in the network
topology closer to IoT devices, such as home routers, gateways, or more
substantial micro data centers. Edge resources may be used to offload
selected services from the cloud to accelerate an application or to host
edge-native applications. The paradigm within which the edge is harnessed
is referred to as “Fog/Edge computing†.

The Fog/Edge computing paradigm is expected to improve the agility of
service deployments, to allow the usage of opportunistic and cheap
computing, and to leverage the network latency and bandwidth diversities
between these resources. Numerous challenges arise when using edge
resources, which require the re-examination of operating systems,
virtualization and containers, and middleware techniques for fabric
management. New abstractions and extensions to current programming and
storage models are necessary to allow developers to design novel
applications that can benefit from massively distributed and data-driven
edge systems. Addressing security, privacy, and trust of the edge resources
is of paramount importance while managing the resources and context of
mobile, transient and hardware-constrained resources. The integration of
edge computing and 5G will also bring new opportunities and unique
challenges. Enabling machine/deep learning at the edge is critical for many
applications. Lastly, emerging domains like autonomous vehicles and smart
health need to be supported by fog and edge resources.

The conference seeks to attract high-quality contributions covering both
theory and practice over systems research and emerging domain-specific
applications related to next-generation distributed systems that use the
edge and the fog. Some representative topics of interest include, but are
not limited to:

* Data centers and infrastructures for fog/edge computing
* Mobility management in fog/edge computing
* Distributed and federated machine learning in the fog and on the edge
* 5G and fog/edge computing
* Middleware and runtime systems for fog/edge infrastructures
* Programming models for fog/edge computing
* Storage and data management platforms for fog/edge computing
* Scheduling and resource management for fog/edge infrastructures
* Security, privacy, trust and provenance issues in fog/edge computing
* Distributed consensus and blockchains at the edge and in the fog
* Modeling and simulation of fog/edge environments
* Performance monitoring and metering of fog/edge infrastructures
* Innovative, latency-sensitive and locality-critical applications of
fog/edge computing

We invite original manuscripts that have neither been published elsewhere
nor are under review at a different venue. Papers should follow the IEEE
template for conference proceedings. Authors should submit papers, written
in English, electronically in PDF format and may not exceed 8 letter-size
pages in length, including all figures, tables, and references. All
manuscripts will be reviewed and judged on originality, technical strength,
significance, presentation, and relevance to the conference by at least
three reviewers.
Papers may be submitted online at

* Paper submissions: January 7, 2022
* Notifications: February 13, 2022
* Camera-ready due: March 6, 2022

Papers that are accepted for publication may be accepted as REGULAR paper
(8 pages) or SHORT papers (5 pages), depending on the reviewer
recommendations. Accepted papers will be included in the conference
proceedings that will be published through the IEEE Computer Society
Conference Publishing Services.

General Chairs
* Yogesh Simmhan, Indian Institute of Science, India
* Blesson Varghese, Queen's University Belfast, UK

Program Chairs
* Stefan Schulte, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany (
* Lena Mashayekhy, University of Delaware, USA (

Steering Committee:
* Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
* Adrian Lebre, INRIA, France
* Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK
* Haiying Shen, University of Virginia, USA
* Yogesh Simmhan, Indian Institute of Science, India
* Anthony Simonet, iExec Blockchain Tech, France
* Blesson Varghese, Queen's University Belfast, UK
* Massimo Villari, University of Messina, Italy

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