The First IEEE International Symposium on Mobile Edge and Cloud Computing Applications - (IEEE MECCA’2019)

Today, mobile edge and cloud computing provides pervasive computing and storage services for mobile and big data applications. Particularly, mobile edge computing enables a computing and storage infrastructure provisioned closely to the end-users at the edge of a cellular network. The small base stations are deployed to establish a mobile edge network that can be coined with cloud infrastructure. A large number of enterprises and individuals rely on services offered by mobile edge and clouds to meet their computational and storage demands.
Based on user behaviour and demand, the computational tasks are first offloaded from mobile users to the mobile edge network and then executed in one or several specific base stations in the mobile edge network . The decision of offloading task to a base station is a crucial task in mobile edge network. The offloading strategy reduces large amount of traffic and computational workload, which can solve the battery drain problem and response time on mobile devices.
The cloud computing paradigm provides a remote infrastructure interface for the delivery of services such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) over the Internet at minimal cost and high speed.
However, the cloud services are centralised in nature and unable to handle the demand of real-time data analytics and event-based applications due to high end-to-end latencies. Combining mobile edge computing and cloud computing infrastructure can help to reduce latency challenges imposed by the cloud centric architectures.
The intent of our symposium is to bring together people from research and industry, in order to provide a discussion forum for state-of-the-art topics related to mobile edge and cloud computing technology, networks and applications. We are interested in both original works in unexplored and/or emerging topics in the broad area of mobile edge and cloud computing technology, networks and applications.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to :
• Mobile Edge Computing
• Mobile Edge Computing for 5G/6G network infrastructures
• Design and provisioning of Mobile Edge Computing applications
• Quality of Service in Mobile Edge Computing
• Efficient distributed storage techniques
• Task offloading algorithms
• Task allocation and scheduling algorithms
• Security and Privacy issues in mobile edge network
• Low-latency transport protocols
• Low-latency storage
• Applications and algorithms for Big Data and Mobile Edge Computing
• Design and implementation of Multi-Cloud and Cross-Cloud systems
• Networking technologies for Cloud Computing
• Cloud middleware, Cloud robustness, load balancing adaption, failover handling
• Cloud monitoring, adaptation and scalability
• Security and privacy issues in cloud computing network
• Machine learning technique in Mobile Edge and Cloud Computing Applications

Symposium Co-Chairs:
Dr Mohammad Ayoub Khan, University of Bisha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dr. Mohammad Tabrez Quasim, University of Bisha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dr. Fahad Algarni, University of Bisha, Bisha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dr Nadhir Ben Halima, Taibah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Technical Programme Committee
Darine Ameyed, Synchromedia Laboratory, Montreal, Canada
Sabidur Rahman, University of California, USA
Dr Fehmi Jaafar, Concordia University
Dr Wail Mardini, JUST, Jordan
Ashraf Darwish, Helwan University, Egypt
Abdullah Almalaise, King Abdula Aziz University, Saudi Arabia

Submissions Guidelines and PROCEEDINGS
Manuscripts should be prepared in 10-point font using the IEEE 8.5" x 11" two-column format. All papers should be in PDF format and submitted electronically at Paper Submission Link. A full paper must not exceed the stated length (including all figures, tables and references). Submitted papers must present original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines may be rejected without review. Also, submissions received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately structured may also not be considered. Authors may contact the workshop Chair for further information or clarification.
All submissions are blind peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers. Accepted papers will appear in the Conference Proceedings, and be published by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and be submitted to IEEE Xplore for inclusion.
Submitted papers must include original work, and must not be under consideration for another conference or journal. Submission of regular papers must not exceed 6 pages and must follow the IEEE paper format. Please include up to 7 keywords, complete postal and e-mail address, and fax and phone numbers of the corresponding author. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their work at the conference. Submitted papers that are deemed of good quality but that could not be accepted as regular papers will be accepted as short papers.

Important Dates:
• Submission deadline: June 20th, 2019 deadline extended to July 14
• Notification of acceptance: July 25th, 2019
• Camera-ready papers due: August 01, 2019

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