Workshop CFP – 2nd EIC/IoT

Call for Papers

2nd Edge Intelligence and Computing
for IoT Communications and Applications

(November 19-20, 2020, joint with IoTaaS 2020, Xi’an, China)


Nowadays, billions of IoT devices, e.g., sensors and RFIDs, arise around us providing not only computingintensive, but also delay-sensitive services, ranging from augmented/virtual realities to distributed data analysis and artificial intelligence. Unfortunately, in many application scenarios, the low response latency for IoT services are achieved at the cost of computing-complexity that far exceeds the capabilities of IoT devices. To feed this trend, multiple computing paradigms emerge, such as mobile transparent computing, edge computing, fog computing and big data analytics based framework. These paradigms employ more resourceful edge devices, e.g., small-scale servers, smart phones and laptops, to assist the low-end IoT devices. By offloading the computing-intensive tasks to the edge devices, it is expected to converge the data collection at IoT devices and the data processing at edge devices to provision computing-intensive and delay-sensitive services. However, lots of issues remain in the application of edge computing which impede its flourish in IoTs. This workshop will solicit original research and practical contributions which advance the computing offloading and edge intelligence regarding the architecture, technologies and applications. Surveys and state-of-the-art tutorials are also considered.

Topics of Interest

The targeted topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Architecture design for edge computing and intelligence in IoTs
  • Data-driven energy consumption and delay model of edge computing in IoTs
  • QoS-aware computing offloading in IoTs
  • Edge intelligence and computing software design in mobile IoTs
  • The management of software in edge intelligence and computing for IoTs
  • Communication protocol design for edge intelligence and computing in IoTs
  • Convergence of energy harvesting and computing offloading in IoTs
  • Security, privacy, integrity, and trust in IoT computing offloading
  • Hardware design and prototyping for edge intelligence and computing in IoTs
  • Testbeds and simulation platforms for edge intelligence and computing in IoTs
  • Big data framework and analytical optimization for edge intelligence and computing in IoTs
  • Key scenarios/applications for edge intelligence and computing in IoTs (e.g., connected vehicles)
  • Green network design and optimization for IoT


We invite workshop participation through contributions that respond to one or more of the mentioned research questions in form of a full paper (10-20 pages) or a short paper or work in progress paper (6+ pages). Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

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Accepted and presented technical papers will be submitted for publication by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library. Workshop Papers will be published as a part of IoTaaS Conference Proceedings book. Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL). See the website for detailed instructions and for author requirements for accepted papers.

Important dates

  • Paper submission deadline: July 31, 2020
  • Notification date: September 1, 2020
  • Camera-ready deadline: October 19, 2020
  • Conference date: November 19, 2020

Workshop TPC Chairs

Xiang Chen, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Lisheng Fan, Guangzhou University, China

Chao Shen, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Han Zhang, South China Normal University, China

Xijun Wang, Sun Yat-sen Univ., [email protected]

Qingfeng Zhou, Dongguan University of Technology

Yongzhi Zhai, Xi’an Univ. of Posts & Telecom.

Rong Yu, Guangdong University of Technology