CFP: Future Platforms for Edge-Cloud Continuum - Theoretical Foundations and Practical Considerations

Call for Papers

Future Platforms for Edge-Cloud Continuum - Theoretical Foundations and
Practical Considerations (

Organized within the scope of
IEEE World Forum Internet of Things (WF IoT 2022; 31 October - 4
November 2022, Yokohama, Japan;

Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to bring fundamental changes to all
sectors of society and economy. However, realization of the IoT vision
requires data processing (stream, static, or both) in an "optimal
location" within the edge-cloud continuum. Here, it is assumed that
far-edge/nano-edge devices produce data and actuate; edge/fog consist of
"heterogeneous intermediate devices", where data can be processed,
cloud/HPC facilities deliver "unlimited" processing capabilities, while
all of them jointly (and supported by resources/services/data
orchestration) constitute the edge-cloud continuum. In this context,
future IoT platforms will have to manage processes in multi-stakeholder,
multi-cloud, federated, large-scale IoT ecosystems.

Here, key challenges are related to the fact that such platforms
(encompassing operating systems, up to applications), will have to
jointly leverage continuous progress of multiple enabling technologies,
e.g.: 5G/6G networking, privacy and security, distributed computing,
artificial intelligence, trust management, autonomous computing,
distributed/smart applications, data management, etc. Moreover, they
must facilitate intelligent (autonomous) orchestration of
physical/virtual resources and tasks, by realizing them at the "optimal
location" within the ecosystem (e.g., closer to where data is produced).
To achieve this, resource-aware frugal AI is needed, to facilitate
self-awareness and decision support, across heterogeneous ecosystem.
Finally, it is also absolutely necessary that resource management will
consider the CO2 footprint of the ecosystem and efficiently deploy data
and tasks and also use multi-owner, heterogeneous sources of renewable

In this context, contributions addressing theoretical and practical
aspects of the following topics are invited (this list is, obviously,
not exhaustive):
- IoT architectures for domain agnostic user-aware, self-aware,
(semi-)autonomous edge-cloud continuum platforms, including proposals
for novel decentralized topologies, ad-hoc resource federation,
time-triggered behaviors
- Foundations for next generation of higher-level (meta) operating
systems facilitating efficient use of computing capacity across
edge-cloud continuum
- Resource aware AI, including frugal AI, bringing intelligence to the
edge-cloud continuum platforms (and ecosystems)
- Cognitive frameworks leveraging AI-techniques to improve optimization
of infrastructure usage and services and resources orchestration
- Efficient streaming Big Data processing within large-scale IoT ecosystems
- Interoperability solutions for multi-user edge-cloud continuum
platforms, capable of coping with systematically increasing complexity
of connecting vast numbers of heterogeneous devices
- Federated data spaces approach for improved data governance,
sovereignty and sharing
- Privacy, security, trust and data governance in competitive scenarios
- CO2 footprint reduction and efficient use of green energy in
edge-cloud continuum ecosystems
- Practical aspects of resource orchestration within highly
heterogeneous, large-scale edge-cloud continuum ecosystems
- Intent-based networking and its application to IoT
- Swarm intelligence for IoT-edge-cloud continuum

Paper formatting and submission:

Please format your contribution(s) according to the instructions found at:

and submit your paper to Special Session Spes-01 via:

Important dates:

- Paper submission: 13 June 2022
(short extension likely, please mail me if interested)

- Acceptance Notification: 8 July 2022

- Camera-Ready Paper Submission Deadline: 31 July 2022

Special Session Organizers:

+ Rajkumar Buyya, The University of Melbourne, and Manjrasoft Pvt Ltd,
Melbourne, Australia,

+ Maria Ganzha, Warsaw University of technology and Systems Research
Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Technical Coordinator of

+ Levent Guergen, Kentyou, Grenoble, France,

+ Carlos Palau, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Coordinator of
ASSIST-IoT project,

+ Marcin Paprzycki, Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of
Sciences, ASSIST-IoT Leader of Scientific Dissemination Task,

+ Tarik Taleb, The University of Oulu and MOSA!C Lab, Oulu, Finland,

Received on Wednesday, 29 June 2022 06:08:48 UTC