Call for Papers

The inaugural Fog World Congress 2017, jointly organized by IEEE and OpenFog Consortium, seeks research papers that describe research contributions to the field of fog computing and networking. Fog World Congress is a unique conference. It is the annual signature event for fog computing and networking, with hundreds of attendants from both industry, academia and government expected in its inaugural year. In addition to the Research Program, Fog World Congress 2017 will have an Industry Program and a Technology Program, with a series of industry and academia forums, interactive track, poster and demo sessions, and exhibit area.

Papers presented at Fog World Congress will be both submitted to IEEE Xplore and receive substantial industry attention.


Pushing computing, control, data storage and processing into the cloud has been a key trend in the past decade. However, cloud alone is encountering growing limitations in meeting the computing and intelligent networking demands of many new systems and applications. Local computing both at the network edge and among the connected things is often necessary to, for example, meet stringent latency requirements, integrate local multimedia contextual information in real time, reduce processing load and conserve battery power on the endpoints, improve network reliability and resiliency, and overcome the bandwidth and cost constraints for long-haul communications.​

The cloud is now "descending" to the network edge and sometimes diffused onto end user devices, which forms the "fog". Fog computing distributes computing, data processing, and networking services closer to the end users along the cloud-to-things (C2T) continuum. Instead of concentrating data and computation in a small number of large clouds, fog computing envisions many fog systems deployed close to the end users or where computing and intelligent networking can best meet user needs. Fog computing and networking present a new architecture vision where distributed edge and user devices collaborate with each other and with the clouds to carry out computing, control, networking, and data management tasks.

Realizing fog computing and networking imposes many new challenges. For example, how to compose, deploy, and manage distributed fog services, how to enable highly scalable and manageable fog networking and computing, how to secure fog computing systems, how should the fog interact with the cloud, and how to enable users to control their fog services provided by fog operators. Addressing these challenges necessitates rethinking of the end-to-end network and computing architecture.

Topics of interest are desired to address key challenges and opportunities in the architecture, algorithms, applications of fog, including, but not limited to, the following or related topic areas:

  • Fog computing and networking architectures, including fog-based radio access networks
  • Fog system and service management
  • Fog-cloud interactions and enabling protocols
  • Fog-based data services, including distributed data centers, edge data analytics, and edge caching
  • Edge resource pooling
  • Security and privacy in fog computing environment
  • Fog-enabled applications
  • Trials and experimentation on fog computing and networking ​


* Manuscript Submission: June 15, 2017

* Decision Notification: August 15, 2017

* Final Manuscript Due: September 15, 2017 ​


All submissions should follow the IEEE 8.5" x 11" Two-Column Format. Each submission can have up to 5 pages without references and must be submitted via EDAS at



Mung Chiang, Princeton University

Sangtae Ha, University of Colorado Boulder

Athina Markopoulou, University of California, Irvine

Web Chair:

Carlee Joe-Wong, Carnegie Mellon University

Publicity Chair:

Sang-Yoon Chang, University of Colorado, Colorado Spring

Committee Members:

Salman Avestimehr, University of Southern California

David Bakken, Washington State University

Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo

Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa

Gary Chan, HKUST

Jiasi Chen, University of California, Riverside

Aakanksha Chowdhery, Princeton University

Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology

Maria Gorlatova, Princeton University

Robert Hall, AT&T Labs Research

ChingYao Huang, National Chiao Tung University

Hazer Inaltekin, Princeton University

Carlee Joe-Wong, Carnegie Mellon University

Eduard Jorswieck, TU Dresden

Gabor Karsai, Vanderbilt University

Steven Ko, SUNY at Buffalo

Bhaskar Krishnamachari, University of Southern California

Tian Lan, George Washington University

Kyunghan Lee, UNIST

Sung-Ju Lee, KAIST

Marco Levorato, University of California, Irvine

Phone Lin, National Taiwan University

Kevin Lu, Stevens Institute of Technology

Shivakant Mishra, University of Colorado Boulder

Weisong Shi, Wayne State University

WenZhan Song, University of Georgia

Mehmet Ulema, Manhattan College

Yang Yang, SIMIT, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Yanyong Zhang, Rutgers University

Ming Zhao, Arizona State University

Submissions are closed, but please contact Lynne Canavan, Executive Director, OpenFog Consortium, for additional information.