IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
29 April - 2 May 2019 // Paris, France

Workshop on the Economics of Fog, Edge and Cloud Computing - Program

The 1st Workshop on the Economics of Fog, Edge, and Cloud Computing (ECOFEC 2019)

Monday, 29 April, 2019 ● 8:30 – 12:45 ● Room: Forum E


The rise of edge and fog computing is poised to create a new ecosystem of applications that utilize computing, storage, and networking services from combinations of fog, edge, and cloud providers. Leveraging this mix of services allows applications to improve their performance, e.g., by enabling real-time interactivity, as well as to potentially reduce their costs. Yet the commercial success of such applications will depend not only on successful deployment of edge and fog computing technology, but also on a sound understanding of  the economics and pricing questions raised by the resulting interactions between applications and content providers, infrastructure owners, and fog/edge/cloud providers. Such questions, which can include pricing and market design, performance tradeoffs, and regulatory implications, among others, are only beginning to be investigated. This workshop provides a venue for researchers, industry practitioners, and regulators to discuss the nascent research area of economics in fog, edge, and cloud computing and to determine the most compelling unanswered questions that will shape this field in years to come.


Steering Program Committee:

Eitan Altman (INRIA, France)

Tamer Basar (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Mung Chiang (Purdue University, USA)

Jianwei Huang  (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)

Leandros Tassiulas (Yale University, USA)


General Chair:

Jianwei Huang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)


TPC Co-Chairs:

Francesco De Pellegrini (University of Avignon, France)

Carlee Joe-Wong (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) 

Xu Chen (Sun Yat-sen University, China)



8:30 – 8:45

Opening Session

Chair: Francesco de Pellegrini

8:45 – 10:00

Session 1: Fog Computing

Chair: Carlee Joe-Wong

A Multi-tier Cost Model for Effective User Scheduling in Fog Computing Networks
Zening Liu (ShanghaiTech University, China), Yang Yang (ShanghaiTech University, China), Yu Chen (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China), Kai Li (ShanghaiTech University, China), Ziqin Li (ShanghaiTech University, China) and Xiliang Luo (ShanghaiTech University, China)
A Hierarchical Quantized Auction for Fog Resources
Hao Ge and Randall Berry (Northwestern University, USA)
Optimal Design of SWIPT-Aware Fog Computing Networks
Jingxian Liu (Beijing Jiaotong University, China), Ke Xiong (Beijing Jiaotong University, China), Pingyi Fan (Tsinghua University, China), Zhangdui Zhong (Beijing Jiaotong University, China) and Khaled B. Letaief (HKUST, Hong Kong, China)


10:00 – 10:30

Coffee Break


10:30 – 11:45

Session 2: Mobile Edge Computing

Chair: Xu Chen

Economics of Investment and Use of Shared Network Infrastructures
Iordanis Koutsopoulos, Angeliki Anastopoulou and Merkourios Karaliopoulos (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
PayFlow: Micropayments for Bandwidth Reservations in Software Defined Networks
David Chen, Zhiyue Zhang, Ambrish Krishnan and Bhaskar Krishnamachari (University of Southern California, USA)
DeepMarket: An Edge Computing Marketplace with Distributed Tensorflow Execution Capability
Susham Yerabolu, Soyoung Kim, Samuel Gomena, Xuanzhe Li, Rohan Patel, Shraddha Bhise and Ehsan Aryafar (Portland State University, USA)


11:45 – 12:30

Keynote Session

Chair: Jianwei Huang

Fogonomics and Pricing on the Edge
Mung Chiang (Purdue University, USA)

12:30 – 12:45

Closing Session

Chair: Jianwei Huang


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