Submitting a Paper

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:

  • communication infrastructure (e.g., cellular, satellite, LoRa) for edge computing
  • distributed ledger technology (DLT) & blockchain at the edge
  • economic aspects of edge computing
  • edge computing as an enabler of 5G applications and services
  • edge computing infrastructure (e.g., IoT hubs) and its sustainability
  • emerging applications at the edge, such as the metaverse, smart environments, and remote sensing
  • geo-distributed analytics and indexing on edge nodes
  • hardware architectures for edge computing and devices
  • monitoring, measurements, management, and diagnosis in edge computing
  • networking, e.g., from clients to the edge, and from the edge to the cloud
  • programming models and toolkits
  • resource management, scalability, and reliability for edge computing
  • security and privacy issues
  • storage and data management technologies for edge computing
  • techniques and algorithms for machine learning and AI at the edge
  • edge-enabled applications, such as in vehicular, enterprise, and manufacturing systems

Submissions that include systems implementation and their performance evaluation are particularly encouraged. 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 at here. No email submissions will be accepted.

Reviewing Process with One-shot Revision

SEC’23 has one submission deadline. Each paper will go through the same rigorous reviewing process as in previous SEC conferences. The review decisions will be one of the following:

  • Accept: Papers in this category will be accepted for publication in the proceedings and presentation at the conference, possibly after making minor changes with the oversight of a shepherd.

  • Reject: Papers in this category are declined for inclusion in the conference. Rejected papers must wait for one year, from the date of original submission, to resubmit to the SEC. A paper will be judged to be a resubmit (as opposed to a new submission) if the paper is from the same or similar authors, and a reviewer could write a substantially similar summary of the paper compared with the original submission. As a rule of thumb, if there is more than 40% overlap between the original submission and the new paper, it will be considered a resubmission.

In case of any similarity between a current submission and a submission that has been previously rejected at SEC less than 11 months ago, please email a detailed list of differences and if possible a copy of a previous submission to the chairs.

Important Dates

Deadlines Deadline (2023)
Abstract and title registration June 16, 2023
June 30, 2023
Paper submission June 23, 2023
July 7, 2023
Early rejection if applicable August 11, 2023
Rebuttal period August 24 - Sept. 1, 2023
Sept. 5-11, 2023
Notification of acceptance September 22, 2023
Camera ready October 23, 2023

Submission Instructions

All submissions are required to adhere to the LaTeX (preferred) or Word styles available at the following link:

It is important to note that the SEC alternates between ACM and IEEE sponsorship, affecting the template choice on a yearly basis. In the year 2023, we will be utilizing the ACM templates (two-column format, specifically, sample-sigplan.tex and/or sample-sigconf.tex) linked above, employing a 9-point font size. It's worth highlighting that these templates will be employed for the preparation of the final camera-ready versions of accepted papers.

  • Submissions must be full papers, at most 12 single-spaced 8.5" x 11" pages when formatted with the above templates, including all figures and tables, but excluding references.

  • The review process is double-blind; the authors must therefore anonymize their submission.

  • Submitted papers must be original and unpublished and must not be currently under review for any other publication.

It is important to note that for all accepted papers, the SEC retains the right to withhold distribution if the paper is not registered and presented at the conference. Please be aware that the SEC will also feature a dedicated poster and demo session as part of the conference program.

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. Furthermore, the title of the paper should include the words: "Position Paper: XXX", where XXX is the actual title of the paper.