"Edge computing" is a new paradigm in which the resources of a small data center are placed at the edge of the Internet, in close roximity to mobile devices, sensors, and end users, and the emerging Internet of Things. Terms such as "cloudlets," "micro data centers," and "fog" have been used in the literature to refer to these small, edge-located data centers. They all represent counterpoints to the theme of consolidation and massive data centers that has dominated discourse in cloud computing.

The edge of the Internet is a unique place. Located just one wireless hop away from associated mobile devices, it offers ideal placement for low-latency offload infrastructure to support emerging applications such as augmented reality and wearable cognitive assistance. It is an optimal site for aggregating, analyzing and distilling bandwidth-hungry sensor data from devices such as video cameras. In the Internet of Things, it offers a natural vantage point for organizational access control, privacy, administrative autonomy and responsive analytics. In vehicular systems, it marks the junction between the well-connected inner world of a moving vehicle and its tenuous reach into the cloud. New challenges and opportunities arise as the consolidation of cloud computing meets the dispersion of edge computing. SEC 2017 is a new conference that focuses on them. Building upon the success of inaugural SEC, the organizing committee is delighted to invite you to Symposium on Edge Computing 2017, to be held in San Jose, California.

Keynote Speakers:

Mahadev Satyanarayanan

Professor of Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University

Pablo Rodriguez

CEO of Telefonica Alpha

Panel Title: Enabling Technologies for Edge Computing

Panel Moderator:

Shahrokh Daijavad



Lixia Zhang

Professor of Computer Science

University of California, Los Angeles

Elisa Bertino

Professor of Computer Science

Purdue University

Dharmendra S. Modha

Manager and Lead Researcher

IBM Almaden Research Center

Victor Bahl


Microsoft Mobility & Networking Research (MNR) Group

John Kubiatowicz

Professor of Computer Science

University of California at Berkeley

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Important Date

Submission deadline: April 23, 2017 Acceptance notifications: June 29, 2017 Camera-ready deadline: August 16, 2017 Posters/Demos Submission Deadline: July 14 July 21, 2017, 11:59 PM PDT Posters/Demos Notification: July 28, 2017



-NSF Student Travel Grant: Apply Here

-Selected Papers will be invited to submit an extension to IEEE Transactions on Services Computing Special Issue on Fog/Edge Computing and Services .