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.
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.