Fast Continuum 2023 Call for Papers

Fast Continuum 2023 Call for Papers, together with AI-SPRINT and PIACERE project, are organising the First FastContinuum2023 workshop (FastContinuum2023) in conjunction with the 14th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE2023), which takes place in Coimbra, Portugal, on 16 April 2023.

This workshop is aiming to foster discussion and collaboration among researchers from cloud/edge/fog/computing continuum and performance analysis communities, to share the relevant topics and results of the current approaches

Fast Continuum 2023 Call for Papers

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Nowadays, cloud computing is widely used by industry with an estimate of the worldwide cloud market of about 940 USD billion with a compound annual growth rate of about 16%.

Cloud computing provides, among others, the capacity to run the backend of web applications, train artificial intelligence applications, or run big data analytics. However, the accelerated migration towards mobile computing and the Internet of Things, where a huge amount of data is generated by widespread end-devices, is determining the rise of the computing continuum paradigm, where resources are distributed among devices with highly heterogeneous capacities.

This promises reduced latency and higher throughput thanks to local processing. However, in reality, there are still many open challenges concerning the fast development, testing, and operation of computing continuum software, especially when we must provide specific performance guarantees in the end-to-end application execution. Indeed, computing continua are inherently fragmented, and IoT/edge devices are highly heterogeneous providing different computing capabilities but also introducing proprietary development, deployment and operation frameworks. In this context, dominating the complexity of multiple coexisting frameworks, as well as managing component placement and resource allocation, become crucial to orchestrate at best the continuum of resources.

Politecnico di Milano, one of our partners, is leading the organisation of the workshop. The event will be held on 15 or 16 April 2023 (date to be finalised soon) in Coimbra, Portugal. The goal is to foster discussion and collaboration among researchers from cloud/edge/fog/computing continuum and performance analysis communities, to share the relevant topics and results of the current approaches.

The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

    icon Modeling and evaluation of computing continuum applications performance
    icon Cloud, edge, grid, and fog as continuum components
    icon Computing continuum benchmarking
    icon Autonomous, resilient and adaptive systems, and applications
    icon Application to resource mapping optimization, tasks scheduling
    icon Microservices in the computing continuum, Function as a Service systems
    icon Data-intensive and stream processing systems and applications
    icon Machine learning and artificial intelligence applications
    icon Cyber-physical systems, IoT, industrial internet
    icon Infrastructure as a Service and Infrastructure as Code, automation in the computing continuum
    icon Modeling and verification of application deployment plans
    icon DevSecOps for computing continuum applications
    icon Computing continuum monitoring
    icon Sandbox environments for simulation/emulation of continuum resources

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers that are not being considered in another forum. We solicit full papers (max. 8 pages) as well as short and demo papers (max. 5 pages). Short papers can include reports about research activities not mature enough for a full paper as well as new ideas and vision papers. All submissions must conform to the standard ACM format for conference proceedings. More specifically, the double-column formats have to be used for all paper submissions. Each paper submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. Papers can be submitted via EasyChair:, FastContinuum 2023 workshop track.

Papers will be published by ACM in the ICPE2023 Proceedings and Companion volume.
At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the workshop and present the paper. Presented papers will be published as part of the ACM ICPE 2023 companion post-proceedings.

Important dates

    icon  Workshop paper submissions: January 22, 2023
    icon  Notification of acceptance: February 13, 2023
    icon  Camera-ready copies: February 20, 2023
    icon  Workshop date: April 16, 2023 

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About the ICPE 2023

The International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE) originated 14 years ago from the fusion of an ACM workshop on software and performance prediction and a SPEC workshop focused on benchmarking and performance evaluation.

ICPE continues true to its origins with focus both on software performance modeling, prediction, and measurement as well as on benchmark-based performance evaluation. The areas to which such principles are applied have evolved over the years with the technological evolution in academia and industry.

ICPE contributions appear at all levels of system and software design, performance modeling, and measurements of performance, from the cloud’s core to edge, from mobile devices to major data centers, from web applications to scientific applications.

The ICPE focus on engineering performance means that industrial practitioners and academics that participate in ICPE are interested in quantifying the performance impact of all aspects of complex systems design and implementation. Length of design cycles, life-time maintenance issues, quality of experience, costs to delivering a system or service are also the focus of the intellectual curiosity of ICPE participants.

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