The last years have witnessed a permanent change of vision of cloud
systems. Nowadays, the most important stakeholders such as private
companies, public agencies, research communities and citizens rely on
the cloud for a number of purposes, stemming from sharing hardware
infrastructures to software, data, and sensing services.


The services designed for complex scenarios like Multi-Access Edge
Computing (MEC), smart cities, and the upcoming Industry 4.0, pave the
path for a new era of the cloud. The complexity of human dynamics in a
city can be better analyzed by decentralizing the infrastructure,
integrating and opening the data and sharing the services. The MEC
paradigm, standardized by ETSI, is a key enabling technology for
upcoming 5G networks, whereby applications and network functions are
hosted in edge cloud data centers. By being closer to the end-user,
besides better supporting low-latency applications, MEC systems are a
candidate architecture for such a decentralized, context-aware
infrastructure. Despite such a rapid (re-)evolution of cloud systems, it
remains unclear whether current solutions are able to support these
emergent application scenarios. Through sensing as a service processes,
crowd-sensed data is made available to the cloud stakeholders. Some of
them like citizens become data contributors, customers and service
consumers at the same time. This data exchange calls for secure and
reliable data trading transactions between the counterparts. Blockchain
technology provides the stakeholders with a transparent, unalterable,
ordered ledger by enabling a decentralized and secure environment.
Solutions for its integration in the cloud for smart-city services are
however yet to appear.


The MoCS workshop started following the “cloud” stream 8 years ago. The
focus of the 9th MoCS edition is in the convergence of cloud paradigm in
form of MEC to support low-latency, context-aware applications for
complex scenarios like smart cities and solutions for secure
transactions in data trading.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:


* Application of cloud and MEC systems to smart cities services;

* Models for context-aware crowdsensing techniques at urban-level scale;

* Integration of cloud/edge systems and mobile crowdsensing systems through Human-enabled Edge Computing (HEC) paradigm;

* Experiences on the (re)use of open platforms for cloud-integrated smart cities services;

* Design and evaluation tools for scalability and efficient resource allocation in smart cities;

* Models and design inter-play between mobility agents (citizens, vehicles) in urban environments;

* Design and application of cloud/edge technologies to Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS);

* Vehicular cloud architectures for provisioning of smart cities services;

* Adaptive solutions for scalable, maintainable, cost-effective cloud management and services provision;

* Models and paradigms for the management of cloud/MEC services
within/between data centres (intra- /inter-domain) and their deployment
in urban environment;

* Application of machine learning techniques to cloud/edge-based smart city applications;

* Cloud/edge-based automation tools applied to robotic science for smart cities;

* Pricing schemes, bargaining mechanisms and economics for trading data in cloud/edge environments;

* Blockchain solutions for secure and reliable transactions between the counterparts in data sharing/trading.



Paper Submission: March 31, 2019

Notification of Acceptance:  May 3, 2019

Final Paper: May 10, 2019



Prospective authors are invited to submit original technical papers for
publication in MoCS 2019. Manuscripts should be written in English with a
maximum paper length of 6 printed pages for full papers and 4 pages for
short papers. No more than 20% of short papers will be accepted. All
manuscripts should adhere to the IEEE double column conference
proceedings ( Authors are invited to submit their papers using EDAS at
Papers exceeding 6 pages will not be accepted by EDAS. At least one
author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference
and present the paper. Only registered and presented papers will be
included in the ISCC 2019 Proceedings and submitted for inclusion to
IEEE Xplore library. The IEEE ISCC Proceedings have been indexed in the
past by ISI, dblp and Scopus. This makes the IEEE ISCC Workshops
publication venues with very high visibility and impact in both Computer
and Communications areas.


Please, contact the Workshop Organizers for any inquiry regarding the submission of manuscripts.





Workshop Co-Chairs

Claudio Fiandrino (IMDEA Networks, ES)

Javier Berrocal (University of Extremadura, ES)

Andrea Capponi (University of Luxembourg, LU)


Publicity Co-Chairs

Guido Cantelmo (Technical University of Munich, GE)

Antonino Galletta (University of Messina, IT)


Publication Chair

Maria Fazio (University of Messina, IT)


Web Chair

Piergiorgio Vitello (University of Luxembourg, LU)


Steering Committee

Antonio Corradi (University of Bologna, IT)

Luca Foschini (University of Bologna, IT)

Burak Kantarci (University of Ottawa, CA)

Massimo Villari (University of Messina, IT)




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