[Edge-computing] [tripleo][FEMDC] IEEE Fog Computing: Call for Contributions - Deadline Approaching

Bogdan Dobrelya bdobreli at redhat.com
Wed Oct 31 14:57:00 UTC 2018

(cross-posting openstack-dev)

[tl;dr] I'm looking for co-author(s) to come up with "Edge clouds data 
consistency requirements and challenges" a position paper [0] (papers 
submitting deadline is Nov 8).

The problem scope is synchronizing control plane and/or 
deployments-specific data (not necessary limited to OpenStack) across 
remote Edges and central Edge and management site(s). Including the same 
aspects for overclouds and undercloud(s), in terms of TripleO; and other 
deployment tools of your choice.

Another problem is to not go into different solutions for Edge 
deployments management and control planes of edges. And for tenants as 
well, if we think of tenants also doing Edge deployments based on Edge 
Data Replication as a Service, say for Kubernetes/OpenShift on top of 

So the paper should name the outstanding problems, define data 
consistency requirements and pose possible solutions for synchronization 
and conflicts resolving. Having maximum autonomy cases supported for 
isolated sites, with a capability to eventually catch up its distributed 
state. Like global database [1], or something different perhaps (see 
causal-real-time consistency model [2],[3]), or even using git. And 
probably more than that?.. (looking for ideas)

See also the "check" list in-line, which I think also meets the data 
consistency topics well - it would be always nice to have some 
theoretical foundations at hand, when repairing some 
1000-edges-spread-off and fully broken global database, by hand :)

PS. I must admit I have yet any experience with those IEEE et al 
academic things and looking for someone who has it, to team and 
co-author that positioning paper by. That's as a start, then we can 
think of presenting it and expanding into work items for OpenStack Edge 
WG and future development plans.

[0] http://conferences.computer.org/ICFC/2019/Paper_Submission.html
[1] https://review.openstack.org/600555
[2] https://jepsen.io/consistency
[3] http://www.cs.cornell.edu/lorenzo/papers/cac-tr.pdf

On 10/22/18 3:44 PM, Flavia Delicato wrote:
> =================================================================================
> IEEE International Conference on Fog Computing (ICFC 2019)
> June 24-26, 2019
> Prague, Czech Republic
> http://conferences.computer.org/ICFC/2019/
> Co-located with the IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering
> (IC2E 2019)
> ==================================================================================
> Important Dates
> ---------------
> Paper registration and abstract: Nov 1st, 2018
> Full paper submission due: Nov 8th, 2018
> Notification of paper acceptance: Jan. 20th, 2019
> Workshop and tutorial proposals due: Nov 11, 2018
> Notification of proposal acceptance: Nov 18, 2018
> Call for Contributions
> ----------------------
> Fog computing is the extension of cloud computing into its edge and
> the physical world to meet the data volume and decision velocity
> requirements in many emerging applications, such as augmented and
> virtual realities (AR/VR), cyber-physical systems (CPS), intelligent
> and autonomous systems, and mission-critical systems. The boundary
> between centralized, powerful computing cloud and massively
> distributed, Internet connected sensors, actuators, and things is
> blurred in this new computing paradigm.
> The ICFC 2019 technical program will feature tutorials, workshops, and
> research paper sessions. We solicit high-quality contributions in the
> above categories. Details of submission is available on the conference
> Web site. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
> * System architecture for fog computing


> * Coordination between cloud, fog, and sensing/actuation endpoints
> * Connectivity, storage, and computation in the edge
> * Data processing and management for fog computing


> * Efficient and embedded AI in the fog
> * System and network manageability
> * Middleware and coordination platforms
> * Power, energy, and resource management
> * Device and hardware support for fog computing
> * Programming models, abstractions, and software engineering for fog computing


> * Security, privacy, and ethics issues related to fog computing
> * Theoretical foundations and formal methods for fog computing systems


> * Applications and experiences
> Organizing Committee
> --------------------
> General Chairs:
> Hui Lei, IBM
> Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney
> PC Co-chairs:
> Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College London
> Jie Liu, Microsoft Research
> Tutorials and Workshops Chair:
> David Bermbach, TU Berlin
> Publicity Co-chairs:
> Flavia Delicato,Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
> Mathias Fischer, University Hamburg
> Publication Chair
> Javid Taheri, Karlstad University
> Webmaster
> Wei Li, The University of Sydney
> Steering Committee
> ------------------
> Mung Chiang, Purdue University
> Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College London
> Christos Kozarakis, Stanford University
> Hui Lei, IBM
> Chenyang Lu, Washington University in St Louis
> Beng Chin Ooi, National University of Singapore
> Neeraj Suri, TU Darmstadt
> Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney
> Program Committee
> ------------------
> Tarek Abdelzaher, UIUC
> Anne Benoit, ENS Lyon
> David Bermbach, TU Berlin
> Bharat Bhargava, Purdue University
> Olivier Brun, LAAS/CNRS Laboratory
> Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytech
> Flavia C. Delicato, UFRJ, Brazil
> Xiaotie Deng, Peking University, China
> Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Germany
> Maria Gorlatova, Duke University
> Dharanipragada Janakiram, IIT Madras
> Wenjing Luo, Virginia Tech
> Pedro José Marrón, Universität Duisburg-Essen
> Geyong Min, University of Exeter
> Suman Nath, Microsoft Research
> Vincenzo Piuri, Universita Degli Studi Di Milano
> Yong Meng Teo, National University of Singapore
> Guoliang Xing, Chinese University of Hong Kong
> Yuanyuan Yang, SUNY Stony Brook
> Xiaoyun Zhu, Cloudera

Best regards,
Bogdan Dobrelya,
Irc #bogdando

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