Beyond 5G (B5G) applications and services offer unprecedented opportunities for innovation and progress. Nonetheless, achieving such a vision requires a new breed of intelligent mechanisms, protocols and autonomous architectures capable of truly taking advantage of the entire edge-to-cloud computing spectrum.
This year, the 2nd International Workshop on Intelligent Cloud Continuum for B5G Services is co-located with IEEE ICC 2024 in Denver, Colorado, USA, marking the second edition of an event dedicated to addressing the challenges and opportunities in the realm of cross-domain cloud continuum scenarios and Beyond 5G (B5G) applications and services.
In particular, cross-domain scenarios, which include multi-cloud and multi-provider, are mostly comprised of heterogeneous technological domains requiring intelligent, efficient and close coordination among all the parts. Such a federated and collaborative view has been set as the path forward for unlocking the required automation and flexibility and achieving the extreme requirements and constraints of the next generation of applications. In that sense, this workshop intends to cover four key strands:
Cross-domain edge-to-cloud continuum management:
This strand focuses on architectures, mechanisms, protocols, and automated approaches for having and coordinating closed loops across multi-domain scenarios. This includes zero-touch-like strategies for dealing with a heterogeneous edge-to-cloud continuum across multiple domains. This also includes supporting tools for composing and coordinating closed loops spanning several domains.
Cloud continuum for B5G services, applications, and enablers:
This strand focuses on the various services, applications, and enablers allowing the realization of the various Beyond 5G (B5G) applications and services, including complex Internet of Things (IoT) verticals, Mixed Reality, Extended Reality (XR) collaborative applications, next generation of holographic applications, and tactile Internet scenarios. This strand covers B5G services and applications experiments, pilots and evaluation of novel mechanisms and approaches for enabling such scenarios over the cloud continuum.
AI nativeness in cloud-continuum:
This strand focuses on network and service intelligence. Intelligence can be introduced in network elements or by interacting across network elements. Alternatively, intelligence can be achieved via a dedicated intelligence plane that would select AI/ML algorithms and the associated AI/ML life cycle management, e.g., inference and training. Intelligence can also be applied in deciding and orchestrating how to manage, configure and coordinate AI/ML in different network parts. This includes formal methods for creating, selecting and applying closed loops to achieve automation and assist the network management and control in the planning, deployment and optimization phases.
Privacy, security, and trust in cross-domain cloud continuum:
This strand focuses on specific privacy, security, and trust challenges, such as cutting-edge proposals and solutions for ensuring privacy, security, and trust targeting cross-domain B5G scenarios running on a cloud continuum. This includes formal methods for attesting and establishing trust liaisons in cross-domain scenarios and novel AI-powered mechanisms for timely responding and addressing incidents such as cyber-attacks or privacy violations in these cloud-continuum scenarios.
The proposed workshop topics specifically target cutting-edge and novel approaches for dealing with the emerging challenges of B5G Services and applications spanning multiple-domain cloud continuum and the intrinsical need to abstract and manage the underlying infrastructure to make those scenarios viable. This is a less explored topic of the leading conference. This workshop will be a platform to discuss the latest advancements in cloud-continuum B5G services and cross-domain computing management.
We seek original work not currently under review by any other journal/magazine/conference. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- B5G services, applications (IoT, XR, holographic, and tactile internet scenarios)
- Enablers, tools and mechanisms for B5G services and applications
- Cross-domain edge-to-cloud continuum management architectures
- Cross-domain edge-to-cloud continuum management mechanisms and protocols
- AI/ML techniques for efficient infrastructure and resource exploitation
- Native AI and methods for applying closed loops in network and service automation
- Zero-touch, closed-loops, and closed-loops coordination
- Cross-domain Resources monitoring and indexing
- Privacy, security, and trust mechanisms for B5G services and applications
- Privacy, security, and trust mechanisms for Cross-domain edge-to-cloud continuum
- AI/ML techniques for network anomaly detection and mitigation
- Experiments and deployment insights
Workshop Web Page
- Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: 20 Jan 2024
- Paper Acceptance Notification: 6 March 2024
- Camera Ready: 15 March 2024
- Accepted Author Registration Deadline: 15 March 2024
- Prof. Tarik Taleb - University of Oulu, Finland
- Dr. Luis Cordeiro - OneSource, Portugal
- Dr. Konstantinos Samdanis - Lenovo, Germany
- Dr. Kiran Makhijani - Futurewei, USA
- Prof. Manabu Tsukada - University of Tokyo, Japan
- Dr. Namseok Ko - ETRI, Korea