IEEE Global Communications Conference
8–10 December 2020 // In-person (Taipei, Taiwan)
7-11 December 2020 // Virtual
Communications for Human and Machine Intelligence

WS-03: Workshop on Intelligent Fog and Edge Infrastructures for Future Wireless Systems

WS-03: Workshop on Intelligent Fog and Edge Infrastructures for Future Wireless Systems

Workshop Information

Workshop Number: WS-03

Workshop Title: Intelligent Fog and Edge Infrastructures for Future Wireless Systems

Workshop Organizer(s): Prof. Maria Yuang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan; Dr. Alain Mourad, Interdigital, UK; Dr. Antonio de la Oliva, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain; Dr. Bengt Ahlgren, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden

Email Address of Organizer(s):,,,

Submission link:

Workshop Scope:

To support future wireless systems, or Beyond 5G networks, fog and edge have been emerging as key infrastructures within close proximity to the end users, where network intelligence and innovated service could be efficiently implemented. Leveraged with Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques, fog and edge computing infrastructures have further been proved distinctively effective to deliver optimized and customized services that demand ultra-low latency and ultra-high bandwidth performance. Moving computing powers to the edge and fog has also helped in rediscovering a wealth of dormant assets in the local access networks. These dormant assets are essentially contextual information collected directly from the users, smart devices, and nodes. Therefore, fog and edge computing infrastructure is playing an ever increasingly crucial role of bringing the IoT, big data and distributed intelligence together for future wireless systems.

Nevertheless, designing intelligent Fog and Edge infrastructures posts some real challenges. They include how AI can be applied for network slicing, how to apply Machine Learning (ML) to streaming data, how to apply reinforcement learning to resource allocation and load balancing, and even how to build cohesive infrastructure to develop AI software, to name but a few. Meanwhile, some practical issues, such as how to run AI training algorithms in an power efficient manner, and how to create and handle data sets relevant enough to acquire knowledge, etc., should also be taken into consideration. These challenges are currently being addressed in several research projects (e.g., H2020 5GROWTH, 5G-DIVE) and standardization bodies.

Topics of Interest

This workshop expects to become a meeting point between industry and academia to jointly provide valuable insights into the new definition of intelligent fog and edge for future wireless systems. This workshop seeks to attract high-quality contributions covering both theory and practice over all aforementioned and other related aspects of AI-based fog and edge infrastructure design and development. Some representative topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Infrastructure Design for AI/ML-enabled Fog/Edge
  • Edge data center network design for AI/ML-enabled Fog/Edge
  • Energy efficient computing for AI/ML-enabled Fog/Edge
  • Energy efficient architecture for AI/ML-enabled Fog/Edge
  • Collaborative Edge-Fog Algorithms for AI/ML-enabled Fog/Edge
  • Software Platform for AI/ML-enabled Fog/Edge
  • Applications and Services for AI/ML-enabled Fog/Edge
  • Virtualization Technologies for AI/ML-enabled Fog/Edge
  • AI/ML for Network Slicing at Fog/Edge
  • AI/ML for Resource Management at Fog/Edge
  • AI/ML for Load Balancing at Fog/Edge
  • AI/ML for Network Automation at Fog/Edge

Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission: July 15th, 2020 August 14, 2020 (Firm)

Date for notification: September 1st, 2020

Deadline for final paper submission: October 1st, 2020

List of Committee Members

TPC Chair:

Prof. Po-Lung Tien, NCTU, Taiwan

TPC members:

Dr. Samer Talat, ITRI, Taiwan

Dr. Carlos J. Bernardos, UC3M, Spain

Dr. HuaLung Tsai, ITRI, Taiwan

Dr. Carlos Guimarães, UC3M, Spain

Mr. Juan Carlos Zuniga, Sigfox, Canada

Dr. Angelo Corsaro, ADLINK, France

Mr. Robert Gazda, InterDigital

Mr. Kj Liu, ASKEY, Taiwan

Mr. Luis M. Contreras, Telefonica, Spain

Prof Sebastien Lafond, Abo Akademi University, Finland

Prof Mehdi Bennis, University of Oulu, Finland

Prof Mohamad Assaad, Centrale Supelec, France

Dr Xavier Costa, NEC, Germany

Dr Josep Mangues-Bafalluy, CTTC, Spain

Mr. Osamah Ibrahiem Abdullaziz, NCTU, Taiwan

Dr. Gyanesh Patra, Ericsson, Sweden

Dr. Shou-Fong Chin, Senior Vice President, Delta Electronics, Inc