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SecureEdge 2017 : IEEE International Workshop on Secure and Resource-Efficient Edge Computing 2017


When Aug 21, 2017 - Aug 23, 2017
Where Helsinki
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2017
Notification Due May 15, 2017
Final Version Due Jun 10, 2017
Categories    mobile edge computing   software defined networks   network function virtualizatio   edge computing

Call For Papers

Edge computing is one of the most recent approaches towards the extension of cloud computing capabilities to the edges of the network. It combines elements of Information Technology (IT) and telecommunication networking, hence extending cloud computing capabilities and IT services to the edges of cellular networks. This minimizes network congestion and also improves the overall performance of the network.

The main idea of edge computing is bringing the cloud processing, storage and caching closer to the edge of the network as well as to the users. Other similar approaches are Cloudlets, Fog, Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), as well as their hybrids. Edge computing provides many advantages, such as improved QoS (lower latency, higher throughput), improved security and privacy, improved scalability and resource-efficiency as well as improved management through virtualization.

Furthermore, ubiquitous ultra-broadband, virtually zero latency and gigabit experience will be the key defining features of beyond 5G networks to enable new services. The extreme capacity and performance demands of future mobile networks will necessitate major changes in the way we produce and utilize digital services. Along with SDN (Software Defined Networks) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization) concepts, enabling technologies such as cloud computing and edge computing become pertinent towards the evolution to future mobile networks.

The heterogeneity of future mobile services and connected devices will lead to the challenge of holistic design of a robust edge computing system. Among them, security and resource efficiency are identified as key challenges. The “Secure and Resource-Efficient Edge Computing 2017" (SecureEdge 2017) aims at crossroads between scientists, researchers, practitioners and students from diverse domains in edge computing research. The workshop aims at attracting contributions of secure and resource efficient design that can support existing and future applications.

Researchers are encouraged to submit original research contributions in all major areas, which include, but not limited to:

Theoretical analysis for edge computing systems
Edge computing architectures and solution design patterns
Virtualization for edge computing systems and networking
Modeling and performance analysis for edge computing
Service provisioning and migration in edge computing/li)
Multimedia service provisioning on edge computing
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) in edge computing
Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) and Fog Computing
Edge computing for Internet of Things (IoT)
Cognitive Edge computing and the Blockchain
Virtual Private LAN Services in edge computing
Mobile edge cloud system and network design
Storage, data, and analytics for edge computing design and networking
Software Defined Networking (SDN) for edge computing
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) for edge computing
Sensor network key management protocols
Privacy-preserving data processing
Identity-defined networking
MEC security architectures for 5G Networks
Security and privacy management for edge cloud systems
Security requirements and security principles in edge computing
Authentication and access management in edge computing
Edge computing security business and technical use cases
Security auditing and security monitoring
Regulatory impacts on security
Resilience, fault tolerance in edge computing
Performance optimization for edge computing applications
Green edge computing systems and networking
Scalability, performance, and load balance
Real-time resource reporting and monitoring for edge computing management
Quality of service on edge computing applications, including reliability, availability
Validations and Testbeds
Surveys on edge computing systems

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 15 April, 2017
Internal Reviews to be completed: 15 May, 2017
Author notification: 10 June, 2017
Camera-ready and Registration: 18 June, 2017
Conference datas: 21-23 August, 2017

Submission Instructions

Papers submitted to SecureEdge 2017 should be written in English conforming to the IEEE Conference Proceedings Format (8.5" x 11", two-column). The paper should be submitted through the EasyChair paper submission system at the Symposium website ( The length of the papers should not exceed 6 pages + 2 pages for over length charges.

Accepted and presented papers will be included into the IEEE Conference Proceedings published by IEEE CS CPS and submitted to IEEE Xplore and CSDL. Authors of accepted papers, or at least one of them, are requested to register and present their work at the conference, otherwise their papers will be removed from the digital libraries of IEEE CS after the conference. Distinguished papers presented at the conference, after further revision, will be recommended to special issues of reputable SCI/EI-indexed journals.

Submitting a paper to SecureEdge 2017 means that, if the paper is accepted, at least one author should attend the Workshop and present the paper.

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