ACM SIGCOMM 2017, Los Angeles, CA

ACM SIGCOMM 2017 Workshop on Mobile Edge Communications (MECOMM’2017)

Call For Papers

Future mobile networks aim to support low latency, context-related service offering, personalised service delivery and highly flexible and efficient resource management. One attractive approach to these goals introduces virtualized storage and compute resources at the edge of the network, having closer proximity to mobile subscribers as a way of reducing end-to-end latency and time-to-response, while increasing the flexibility and agility of allocating resources. The Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) paradigm takes this approach facilitating computation and storage capabilities at the edge, with a particular focus on their interaction with applications and services. In a similar fashion, Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) brings advantages related to the flexible instantiation and management of network functionality on top of virtualized compute, storage and network resources.

The workshop focuses on the interplay between NFV and MEC domains; stimulating research efforts that marry the requirements of virtual computing with the requirements of virtual networking in a number of aspects, including: enabling application- and/or service-awareness in network functions (e.g., service-aware routing), distributing and networking compute resources, high-speed data planes, programmable control and management planes, resiliency and security of mobile edge clouds and networks. The outcomes of the workshop should levitate communication frameworks that have the ability to accommodate the expanding range of business models, applications and services, within future mobile networks.

The workshop will solicit papers that address aspects of the above areas; particularly, encouraging papers that address cross-layer research issues in any combination of these areas, bridging the gaps between network softwarization, virtualization and cloud/edge computing.

Topics of Interest

List of topics include (but not limited to):

  • Inter-network resource management in future mobile networks
  • Function and service allocation in mobile edge networks
  • Compute and process distribution models in mobile edge networks
  • Content Distribution Models in Mobile Edge Computing
  • Application- and service-aware cloud models for mobile edge networks
  • Algorithms and protocols to support the allocation of virtual resources
  • Security challenges in Mobile Edge Computing
  • Service abstraction and orchestration
  • QoS and Traffic Engineering in Mobile Edge Networks networks
  • Prototype platforms and trial deployment experience
  • Data storage and networking in application- and/or service-aware cloud
  • Network Function Virtualization in Mobile Edge Networks
  • Management and orchestration across compute, storage and network resources in future mobile edge networks
  • Service function chaining in mobile edge computing
  • Content, function and result caching and replication in mobile edge networks
  • Edge Analytics
  • QoE in Mobile Edge Networks
  • Access models for mobile edge networks
  • Theoretical and experimental evaluations of mobile edge computing
  • Self-organisation in mobile edge networks
  • Edge computing for constrained mobile networks
  • Slicing and multi-tenancy of Mobile Edge Networks
  • Inter-service communications in mobile edge networks
  • Switching designs for the mobile network core to support new mobile edge architectures


Submission Instructions

Submission implies the willingness of at least one author to attend the workshop and present the paper. Accepted papers will be included in the ACM SIGCOMM conference proceedings. Workshop organizers reserve the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the workshop if the paper is not presented at the conference. Submitted papers should contain original material that have not be previously published, nor currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. All submissions should be written in English, with a maximum length limit of 6 printed pages, including all the figures, references and appendices. The ACM SIGCOMM LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, as well as related information, can be found at the ACM SIG Proceedings website.

Specifically, please note the following format requirements:

  • All papers submitted will be peer-reviewed (single-blind) and evaluated based on their suitability (i.e., within the workshop scope), novelty, and merit.
  • All papers must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF) electronically. Whatever text processor or formatter you use to write your paper (LaTeX, Microsoft Word, FrameMaker, etc.), please convert the output to PDF before submission.
  • Submissions must be limited to 6 pages, single-spaced, double-column, with each column 9.25” by 3.33”, 0.33” space between columns, use at least a 10pt font, and be correctly formatted to be printed on letter-sized (8.5” by 11”) paper. Submissions that violate the formatting requirements may not be reviewed.
  • We must be able to print your paper once it is submitted. Therefore, all fonts used in the paper MUST be embedded in the submitted PDF file.
  • The paper must be in a state where it can be printed clearly on standard black-and-white printers. Reviewers are not required to view your paper in color.

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Further information about the workshop are provided on the workshop website.

Important Dates

  • March 23, 2017 March 31, 2017

    Submission deadline

  • April 29, 2017 May 5, 2017

    Acceptance notification

  • May 29, 2017

    Camera ready deadline

Authors Take Note

The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to TWO WEEKS prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.


  • Workshop Co-Chairs
  • Jon Crowcroft

    University of Cambridge

  • Joe Mambretti

    Northwestern University

  • George Pavlou

    University College London

  • George Polyzos

    Athens University of Economics and Business

  • TPC Chairs
  • Ioannis Psaras

    University College London

  • Kun Yang

    University of Essex

  • Organizing Committee
  • Mays AL-Naday

    University of Essex

  • Konstantinos V. Katsaros

    Intracom S.A. Telecom Solutions

  • Martin J Reed

    University of Essex

  • Technical Program Committee
  • Mohammed AL-Khalidi

    University of Essex

  • Mays AL-Naday

    University of Essex

  • Carolina Canales

    Ericsson España S.A. (ES)

  • Eduard Escalona

    Fundacio Privada I2CAT, Internet Innovacio Digital A Catalunya (ES)

  • Hamed Haddadi

    Queen Mary University of London

  • Toru Hasegawa

    Osaka University

  • Konstantinos V. Katsaros

    Intracom S.A. Telecom Solutions

  • Jiangchuan LIU

    Simon Fraser University

  • Chathura Magurawalage

    University of Essex

  • Christos Papadopoulos

    Colorado State University

  • Andrea Passarella

    National Research Council of Italy

  • Ioannis Psaras

    University College London

  • K.K. Ramakrishnan

    University of California, Riverside

  • Martin Reed

    University of Essex

  • Janne Riihijärvi

    RWTH Aachen University

  • Stefan Schmid

    Aalborg University

  • Sakir Sezer

    Queen’s University Belfast

  • Leandros Tassiulas

    Yale University

  • Nikos Thomos

    University of Essex

  • Dirk Trossen

    InterDigital Europe

  • Gareth Tyson

    Queen Mary University of London

  • Ning Wang

    University of Surrey

  • Ke XU

    Tsinghua University

  • George Xylomenos

    Athens University of Economics and Business