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

Bogdan Dobrelya bdobreli at redhat.com
Wed Oct 31 16:53:38 UTC 2018

I forgot to mention the submission registration and abstract has to be 
submitted today. I've created it as #1570506394, and the paper itself 
can be uploaded until the Nov 8 (or Nov 9 perhaps as the registration 
system shows to me). I'm not sure that paper number is searchable 
publicly, so here is the paper name and abstract for your kind review 

name: "Edge clouds control plane and management data consistency challenges"
abstract: "Fog computing is emerging Cloud of (Edge) Clouds technology. 
Its control plane and deployments data synchronization is a major 
challenge. Autonomy requirements expect even the most distant edge sites 
always manageable, available for monitoring and alerting, scaling 
up/down, upgrading and applying security fixes. Whenever temporary 
disconnected sites are managed locally or centrally, some changes and 
data need to be eventually synchronized back to the central site(s) with 
having its merge-conflicts resolved for the central data hub(s). While 
some data needs to be pushed from the central site(s) to the Edge, which 
might require resolving data collisions at the remote sites as well. In 
this paper, we position the outstanding data synchronization problems 
for OpenStack cloud platform becoming a solution number one for fog 
computing. We outline the data consistency requirements and design 
approaches to meet the AA (Always Available) autonomy expectations. 
Finally, the paper brings the vision of unified tooling, which solves 
the data synchronization problems the same way for infrastructure 
owners, IaaS cloud operators and tenants running workloads for PaaS like 
OpenShift or Kubernetes deployed on top of OpenStack. The secondary goal 
of this work is to help cloud architects and developers to federate 
stateful cloud components over reliable distributed data backends and 
having its failure modes known."
Thank you  for your time, if still reading this.

On 10/31/18 3:57 PM, Bogdan Dobrelya wrote:
> (cross-posting openstack-dev)
> Hello.
> [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 
> OpenStack.
> 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
> (check)
>> * Coordination between cloud, fog, and sensing/actuation endpoints
>> * Connectivity, storage, and computation in the edge
>> * Data processing and management for fog computing
> (check)
>> * 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
> (check)
>> * Security, privacy, and ethics issues related to fog computing
>> * Theoretical foundations and formal methods for fog computing systems
> (check)
>> * 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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