DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 14th, 2021 (Firm)

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Cloud2Things 2021 - The 1st Workshop on Cloud-to-Things continuum: towards
the convergence of IoT, Edge and Cloud Computing
The Langham - Melbourne, Australia
May 10-13, 2021 - https://cloud2things2021.netsons.org/

in conjunction with the 21th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster,
Cloud and Internet Computing (CCGrid 2021) - http://cloudbus.org/ccgrid2021/
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MISSION:
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The objective of the workshop is to provide a forum to discuss problems,
solutions, open technical challenges, and perspectives of ongoing research
activities concerning the orchestration of resources in the Cloud-to-Things
continuum landscape.
The Cloud-toThings continuum concept refers to the opportunity of taking
advantage of a broad computing context that mixes Cloud, Edge and IoT
resources, thus providing a “continuum” of computing services that
applications will be able to access in a transparent and uniform fashion.


TOPICS:
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Management services

Service provisioning and monitoring in a Cloud-to-Things environment
Resource elasticity in Cloud-to-Things contexts
Algorithms and systems for automated elasticity
Orchestration and automation of management activities
Cross context/domain service migration
Cross cloud offloading
Orchestration of microservices;
Blockchain-based resource orchestrator
Machine learning techniques for resource orchestration


Openness and integration

Open-source private Cloud-to-Things solutions
Open interoperability issues in Cloud-to-Things solutions
Cloud-to-Things federations


Data management

Scalable storage architectures in Cloud-to-Things;
Data migration in Cloud-to-Things
Data governance across Cloud-to-Things


Data Analytics

Distributed Analytics Cloud Orchestration
Serverless Execution of Machine Learning and SQL workloads on the Cloud
Orchestration of Complex Mixed Data-parallel Dataflow Workloads on the
Cloud-to-Things Continuum
Stateful Workload Orchestration for Serverless environments on the Cloud


Non-functional features

Quality of Service and SLA in Cloud-to-Things
Service continuity
Autonomic Cloud-to-Things
Fault management in Cloud-to-Things provisioning
Disaster mitigation
Scalability of Cloud-to-Things supports and infrastructures
Security policies in Cloud-to-Things
Cost mitigation strategies


Applicative domains

Smart City
Smart Industry
Smart Grid
Smart Agriculture
Smart Health


The use of Soft Computing/Computational Intelligence methods in facing
problems in the above topics is highly welcome, although not compulsory.


PAPER SUBMISSION:
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Authors are invited to submit their papers written in English in IEEE
double-column format (IEEE standard conference templates). Papers can be
either full, with a maximum length of eight (8) printed pages, or short,
with a maximum length of four (4) printed pages. In both cases, the number
of pages includes figures, tables & references. Submissions should contain
original material and not be previously published, or currently submitted
for consideration elsewhere. All papers will be reviewed for scientific
quality by the Technical Program Committee.

All papers should be submitted via EDAS using the following link
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cloud2things2021

Paper submission implies the willingness of at least one author to
register, at the regular rate (non-student), and present the paper. The
Workshop Proceedings will be part of the CCGrid 2020 Proceedings and will
be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore Digital Library. The IEEE SIoTEC
Workshop is using the EDAS Conference Management System to manage the paper
submission process.


BEST PAPER AWARD:
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A "Best Paper Award" Certificate will be conferred on the author(s) of a
paper presented at the workshop, selected by the Chairs based on scientific
significance, originality and outstanding technical quality of the paper,
as assessed also by the evaluations of the members of the Program Committee.
Best papers presented at the workshop will be selected and the
corresponding authors will be invited to submit an extended version of
their papers for possible publications in:
MDPI Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220) IF 3.275
https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors/special_issues/SIECS

IMPORTANT DATES:
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Submission deadline: February 14th, 2021 (Extended)
Notification of paper acceptance: February 24th, 2021
Submission of camera-ready papers: March 3rd, 2021


VENUE:
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The Langham - Melbourne, Australia
http://melbourne.langhamhotels.com.au/

CHAIRS:
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Prof. Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, paolo.bellavista@unibo.it
Dr. Giuseppe Di Modica, University of Bologna, giuseppe.dimodica@unibo.it
Dr. Antonino Galletta, University of Messina, angalletta@unime.it
Dr. Ioannis Konstantinou, National Technical University of Athens,
ikons@cslab.ntua.gr

FOR ANY OTHER INFORMATION https://cloud2things2021.netsons.org/
or email us at cloud2things@googlegroups.com