Call for Papers

The last decade has witnessed a rapid evolution of IT infrastructures. Cloud computing has become the norm of computing with a large number of huge data centers deployed all over the globe. With the fast development of new communication technologies such as 5G, LoRa, or LiFi, cloud computing is now evolving into yet another new paradigm called edge computing, providing better support for emerging applications, especially in the Internet-of-Things regime.

Extensive research has been carried out on system design and optimization for improving the performance of the IT infrastructure. However, most of them put their focus on performance metrics including latency, throughput, reliability, and even security. Yet, another important facet – energy efficiency of the IT infrastructure - has received limited attention in the literature. With the increase of the scale of the IT infrastructure, energy efficiency becomes more relevant and calls for more attention. In fact, while there is relevant literature in the study of energy efficiency in cloud and data centers, there is very limited work on the energy impact of edge computing and systems (both in isolation and integrated with clouds).

Many energy efficiency related research problems exist and will become a major obstacle to the development of future computing and communication systems involving the edge. Therefore, the proposed workshop aims to bring together academic researchers, industry practitioners, and individuals working on related areas to share their research ideas, views, latest findings, and state-of-the-art research results. We welcome prospective authors to submit their articles on topics including, but not limited to the following.

Topics of Interest

  • Energy-efficient edge computing
  • Energy-efficiency in edge systems versus cloud systems
  • Energy-efficiency in systems that integrate edge and cloud computing
  • Energy-efficient edge communication
  • Energy-efficient edge architecture design
  • Energy-efficient algorithms for scheduling and routing for edge computing
  • Energy efficiency in 5G networks
  • Low-power IoT networks
  • Energy efficiency of mobile/wearable devices, sensor systems
  • Software engineering for energy efficiency in the edge


Albert Zomaya

Abstract: TBA

Bio: Albert Y. Zomaya is currently the Chair Professor of High Performance Computing & Networking in the School of Computer Science, The University of Sydney. He is also the Director of the Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing which was established in early 2010. He also served for five years as an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow during 2010-2014. Professor Zomaya is a Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Distinguished Member of the ACM and a Chartered Engineer (CEng). He received the 1997 Edgeworth David Medal by the Royal Society of New South Wales for outstanding contributions to Australian Science. In September 2000 he was awarded the Meritorious Service Award and in 2006 was made a member of the Golden Core (both from the IEEE Computer Society). Also, he received the IEEE TCPP Outstanding Service Award (2011), the IEEE TCSC Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing (2011), the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award (2014), and the ACM MSWIM 2017 Reginald A. Fessenden Award (2017). His research interests span several areas in parallel, distributed, and mobile computing and complex systems.




We invite submissions of up to 6 pages in length (including references), formatted using standard 9-point ACM double-column format (sigconf proceedings template), single-blind. Papers that do not meet the size and formatting requirements may not be reviewed. Word and LaTeX templates are available on the ACM Publications Website. All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. All accepted workshop papers will be published along with the e-Energy proceedings and will be available via the ACM Digital Library. Selected papers from WEEE 2020 will be invited to a Special Issue of Energies.

Import Dates

  • Submission deadline: April 30, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: May 21, 2020
  • Camera-ready due: May 28, 2020



Workshop Co-Chairs

Antonio Fernández Anta
IMDEA Networks, Spain
Fangming Liu
HUST, China
Fa Zhang
ICT, CAS, China

Technical Program Committee (TBA)

Jordi Arjona Aroca, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Raffaele Bolla, University of Genoa, Italy
Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
Zhiyong Liu, ICT, CAS, China
Pedro Lopez-Garcia, IMDEA Software Institute, Spain
Yijun Lu, Alibaba, China
George Pallis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Lin Wang, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jie Wu, Temple University, USA

Related Previous Workshops

  • ECN 2019, co-located with ICCCN 2019, Valencia, Spain, August 1, 2019
  • ECN 2018, co-located with ICCCN 2018, Hangzhou, China, August 2, 2018