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Submitting a Paper

The Fifth ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing (SEC) seeks to present exciting, innovative research related to the design, implementation, analysis, evaluation, and deployment of computer systems and applications at the network edge. SEC is a forum for top researchers, engineers, students, entrepreneurs, and government officials come together under one roof to discuss the opportunities and challenges that arise from rethinking cloud computing architectures and embracing edge computing. SEC takes a broad view of edge computing and solicits contributions from many fields of systems practice that embrace any aspect of edge computing. Topics include, but are not limited to:


  • edge computing infrastructure and edge-enabled applications
  • cellular infrastructure for edge computing
  • edge computing as an enabler of 5G applications and services
  • networking, e.g., from clients to the edge, and from the edge to the cloud
  • IoT hubs
  • algorithms and techniques for machine learning and AI at the edge
  • geo-distributed analytics and indexing on edge nodes
  • hardware architectures for edge computing and devices
  • monitoring, management, and diagnosis in edge computing
  • resource management and reliability for edge computing
  • security and privacy issues
  • vehicular, enterprise, and manufacturing systems
  • programming models and toolkits

The review process will be double-blind. Papers will be judged on novelty, significance, clarity, relevance, and correctness. A best paper award will be presented to one or more outstanding papers from the conference.


We also welcome short Position Papers on any of the above topics, which will be judged separately from papers in the research track of the conference.


By submitting a paper, you agree that at least one of the authors will attend the conference to present it.


Papers must be in PDF format and must be submitted here. Do not email submissions.


Deadline and Submission Instructions

Authors are required to submit full papers by 11:59 p.m. PDT on May 29, 2020. This is a hard deadlines, and no extensions will be given. Submitted papers must be no longer than 12 single-spaced 8.5" x 11" pages, including figures and tables, plus as many pages as needed for references, using 10-point type on 11-point (single-spaced) leading, two-column format, Times Roman or a similar font, within a text block 6.5" wide x 9" deep. IEEE Standard template for Latex and Word meet these specifications and can be found at: https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html. Accepted papers will be allowed 2 additional pages in the proceedings. Papers not meeting these criteria will be rejected without review, and no deadline extensions will be granted for reformatting. Pages should be numbered, and figures and tables should be legible in black and white, without requiring magnification. Papers so short as to be considered "extended abstracts" will not receive full consideration.


Reviewing will be double-blind. Authors must make a good faith effort to anonymize their submissions, and they should not identify themselves either explicitly or by implication (e.g., through the references or acknowledgments). Submissions violating the detailed formatting and anonymization rules will not be considered for review. If you are uncertain about how to anonymize your submission, please contact the program co-chairs well in advance of the submission deadline.


Papers must be in PDF format and must be submitted via the Web submission form, which will be open in the weeks before the submission deadline.


Position Papers

The program committee is also soliciting industry and academic position papers that describe current advances and challenges in edge computing practice and academic research. Such papers should follow the above submission instructions, with the exception that they may be no longer than 6 single spaced 8.5" x 11" pages, including figures and tables, plus as many pages as needed for references, using 10-point type on 12-point (single-spaced) leading, two-column format, Times Roman or a similar font, within a text block 6.5" wide x 9" deep. Furthermore, the title of the paper should include the words: "Position Paper: XXX", where XXX is the actual title of the paper.



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Previous Conferences

SEC 2019

SEC 2018

SEC 2017

SEC 2016

 

Important Dates

Paper Submission: May 29, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EDT

Acceptance notifications: July 31, 2020

Camera-ready papers: September 25, 2020


Poster Submission: August 14, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EDT

Poster Acceptance notifications: August 28, 2020

Poster Camera-ready vision: September 11, 2020

PhD Forum submission: September 25, 2020

Conference: November 12-14, 2020