Workshop Program Integrating Edge Computing, Caching, and Offloading in Next Generation Networks

Workshop on Integrating Edge Computing, Caching, and Offloading in Next Generation Networks (IECCO)
Monday, 1 May 2017 ● 08:30 – 17:00 ● Room: Gerogia 3
The Workshop on “Integrating Edge Computing, Caching, and Offloading in Next Generation Networks” provides a forum for discussions of the up-to-date developments in integrating edge computing, caching, and offloading in next generation networks, and brings together industry and academia, engineers and researchers.
Victor C.M. Leung (The University of British Columbia, Canada)
TPC Co-Chairs:
Prof. Xi Zhang (Texas A&M University, TX, USA)
Prof. F. Richard Yu (Carleton University, ON, Canada)
Prof. Shengrong Bu (University of Glasgow, UK)
08:30 – 08:45
Opening and Welcoming Session
Session Chairs: 
Xi Zhang (Texas A&M University, USA)
                                F. Richard Yu (Carleton University, Canada) 

08:45 – 10:00
Session 1: Mobile Edge Computing
Session Chair: Xi Zhang (Texas A&M University, USA)

An Adaptable Replication Scheme in Mobile Online System for Mobile-edge Cloud Computing    
Wan-Chi Chang and Pi-Chung Wang (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)
Computation Offloading Considering Fronthaul and Backhaul in Small-Cell Networks Integrated with MEC           
Heli Zhang, Jun Guo, Lichao Yang, Xi Li and Hong Ji (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Software-Defined Mobile Networks with Mobile Edge Computing and Caching 
Chengchao Liang, Ying He and F. Richard Yu (Carleton University, Canada); Nan Zhao (Dalian University of Technology, P.R. China)
Distributed Mobile Devices Caching Over Edge Computing Wireless Networks       
Xi Zhang (Texas A&M University, ECE Department, USA); Qixuan Zhu (Texas A&M University, USA)
Pervasive Edge Data Sharing in MANET  
Xintong Song (Peking University, P.R. China); Yaodong Huang, Qian Zhou, Fan Ye and Yuanyuan Yang (Stony Brook University, USA); XiaoMing Li (Peking University, P.R. China)
10:30 – 12:00
Keynote Session
Session Chair: Xi Zhang (Texas A&M University, USA)

Keynote Speech Title:"A Vision towards Pervasive Edge Computing"
Keynote Speaker: Professor Yuanyuan Yang, IEEE Fellow (Stony Brook University, USA)

Abstract: This talk presents an emerging pervasive edge computing paradigm where heterogeneous edge devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets, IoT and vehicles) can collaborate to sense, process data and create many novel applications at network edge. We propose a data centric design where data become self-sufficient entities that are stored, referenced independently from their producers. This enables us to design efficient and robust data discovery, retrieval and caching mechanisms. The research agenda including other problems (e.g., processing) will be discussed. 

Bio: Yuanyuan Yang received the BEng and MS degrees in computer science and engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and the MSE and
PhD degrees in computer science from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Dr. Yang is a SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Department of Computer Science, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University, New York, USA.

Dr. Yang
is internationally recognized for her contributions in networking and parallel and distributed computing systems areas. She was named an IEEE Fellow in 2009 "for contributions to parallel and distributed computing systems." Her current research interests include wireless/mobile networks, mobile crowd sensing, edge computing, data center networking and cloud computing. Her research group currently develops wireless energy-charging algorithms and mobile data gathering mechanisms in wireless rechargeable sensor networks, data center networks and virtual machine placement algorithms in cloud computing networks and data discovery/retrieval/caching mechanisms in mobile crowd sensing systems.

Dr. Yang is currently the Associate Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing and an Associate Editor for ACM Computing Surveys and Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. She has served as the Associated Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Computers, and an Associated Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computers and IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems.  She has published over 360 scientific papers in leading refereed journals and conferences.

She is an inventor/co-inventor of seven U.S. patents in the area of interconnection networks. She has served as a distinguished visitor of IEEE Computer Society. She received an IEEE Region 1 Award in 2002, the Best Paper Awards at the 18th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium in 2004, and the 7th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems in 2000, as well as a Distinguished Leadership Award from the 15th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks in 2006. She has served as a general chair, program chair or vice chair for several major conferences and a program committee member for numerous conferences. She has received many research grants as a Principal Investigator from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Army Research Office. Her home page is at

13:30 – 15:00
Session II: Caching
Session Chair: F. Richard Yu (Carleton University, Canada) 
A Delay-Aware Caching Algorithm for Wireless D2D Caching Networks       
Yi Li, M. Cenk Gursoy and Senem Velipasalar (Syracuse University, USA)
Collaborative Hierarchical Caching in Cloud Radio Access Networks
Xiuhua Li (The University of British Columbia, Canada); Peiran Wu (University of British Columbia, Canada); Xiaofei Wang (Tianjin University, Canada); Keqiu Li (Dalian University of Technology, P.R. China); Zhu Han (University of Houston, USA); Victor C.M. Leung (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Energy-efficient Cooperative Coded Caching for Heterogeneous Small Cell Networks
Qingmin Jia, Renchao Xie, Tao Huang, Jiang Liu and Yunjie Liu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
Fog Computing based Content-Aware Taxonomy for Caching Optimization in Information-Centric Networks      
Meng Wang (Shanghai Jiaotong University, P.R. China); Jun Wu, Gaolei Li and Jianhua Li (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China); Qiang Li (Shanghai Jiaotong University, P.R. China)
Popularity based Probabilistic Caching Strategy Design for Named Data Networking
Ran Zhang, Jiang Liu, Tao Huang and Renchao Xie (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, P.R. China)
15:30 – 17:00
Session III: Offloading
Session Chair: Qixuan Zhu (Texas A&M University, USA)
IRMS: An Intelligent Rule Management Scheme for Software Defined Networking   
Lei Wang, Qing Li and Yong Jiang (Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, P.R. China); Yu Wang (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA); Richard Sinnott (University of Melbourne, Australia); Jianping Wu (Tsinghua University, P.R. China)
Traffic Offloading for 5G: L-LTE or Wi-Fi 
Ibrahim Elgendi (Canberra University, Australia); Kumudu S Munasinghe (University of Canberra, Australia); Abbas Jamalipour (University of Sydney, Australia)
Redundancy Elimination Might Be Overrated: A Quantitative Study on Wireless Traffic
Xueheng Hu and Aaron D Striegel (University of Notre Dame, USA)
Statistical QoS-Driven Power Adaptation for Distributed Caching Based Mobile Offloading Over 5G Wireless Networks  
Xi Zhang (Texas A&M University, ECE Department, USA); Jingqing Wang (Texas A&M University, USA)
Telco Asks Transp: Can You Give Me A Ride In the Era of Big Data? 
Rashmi Munjal, William Liu, Xue Jun Li, Jairo A Gutierrez and Peter Han Joo Chong (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)