IEEE GLOBECOM Workshop on Intelligent Fog and Edge Infrastructures for Future Wireless Systems

7 December 2020 – 11 December 2020 all-day

The 2020 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps): IEEE GLOBECOM Workshop on
Intelligent Fog and Edge Infrastructures for Future Wireless Systems will
be held in Taipei, Taiwan, from 7-11 December 2020.

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 innovative 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 a 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
overall 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: August 1st, 2020
Date for notification: September 1st, 2020
Deadline for final paper submission: October 1st, 2020

To submit your paper, please go to: For more
information about GC 2020 Workshop – IntFog, please visit

Thank you! We look forward to seeing all of the great submissions.

GC 2020 Workshop – IntFog

Workshop Organizers
Maria Yuang
Alain Mourad
Antonio de la Oliva
Bengt Ahlgren