ACM/IEEE SEC '18 Call for Posters/Demos

We invite submissions for posters and live demos to the ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC 2018) Poster session. The poster session provides an opportunity to present early-stage, not-yet-ready-for-prime-time research to receive valuable feedback from the community.

Topics must fall within the purview of the SEC 2018 call for papers. Posters are meant to introduce new or ongoing work and provide opportunities for authors to interact directly with conference attendees. Posters are especially suited for presenting controversial research directions that may generate discussion, or promising ideas not yet validated through extensive evaluation. On the other hand, live demos provide an opportunity to give a flavor of real-life applications made possible by your system. Particularly encouraged are the demonstrations that include participation by conference attendees. Research prototypes as well as commercial products are welcome. Demonstrations of previously published systems are also welcome. Posters and demos will be presented during a specially designated session of the conference.

To ensure maximum visibility and to garner high interest in the Poster/Demo Session from all attendees, each accepted poster and demo will have the opportunity to deliver a fast elevator pitch to overview and stir interest in the posters.

Submission Instructions

Poster/Demo submissions must include an extended abstract no longer than two 8.5x11-inch pages including all figures, but not including references. This abstract should be formatted two-column formatting. IEEE templates for Latex and Word that meet these specifications can be found here.

The abstract title should begin with either "Poster:" or "Demo:". Submissions must be in Adobe PDF format, and mailed to ga at

Submissions will be judged based on their novelty as well as the potential to generate discussions. Early-stage work will be preferred. A good way to think about this is that if you are very close to submitting to SEC, OSDI, SOSP, NSDI, (or similar other high profile conferences), you may be past the sweet spot for the poster session.

The abstracts of accepted posters/demos will be posted on the conference website and will appear in the conference proceedings.

Best Poster/Demo

All posters and demos will be considered for the Best Poster Award and the Best Demo Award respectively. An independent review committee will select the winners at the conference.

Poster/Demo Chair

Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, Microsoft

Important Dates

Deadline for Submission (extended): August 1, 2018 August 8, 2018, 11:59pm EDT

Notifications of Acceptance: August 28, 2018

Camera-ready version due: Sep 12, 2018