The current activities in Internet of Things (IoT) are focused on architectures & protocols for efficient interconnection of heterogeneous things, infrastructure deployment and creation of value-added services. On the other hand, Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) is a novel paradigm that extends cloud computing and services to the edge of the network. Due to dense geographical distribution, proximity to end-users, support for high mobility and open platform, MEC can support applications and services with reduced latency and improved QoS. Thus MEC is becoming an important enabler of consumer centric IoT applications and services that demand real-time operations. Standard development organizations (e.g. ETSI) have also recognized the benefits IoT & MEC can bring to the consumers. Potential applications for MEC enabled IoT include smart mobility, emergency response, smart cities and environmental monitoring. This special session solicits research and industry papers and provides an international forum for researchers, industrial experts and other stakeholders to address several challenges. This session is proposed and organized by IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Future Directions Committee on IoT.

Call for Papers:
The special session is seeking papers on following topics.
  • Current and future trends in mobile edge computing (MEC)
  • Resource allocation and management challenges in MEC and IoT
  • Distributed mobile applications utilizing MEC and IoT
  • Performance evaluation of IoT and MEC test beds
  • Consumer centric IoT applications and services using MEC platforms
  • M2M data processing, management and storage at MEC platforms
  • Virtualization of MEC functionalities
  • Security, privacy and trust in IoT and MEC
  • Standards for IoT and MEC
The authors of the accepted papers of this special session will be invited to submit an extended version of their works in an MEC special issue of IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine.

Special Session Organizers:
  • Soumya Kanti Datta, Eurecom, FR (email: soumya-kanti.datta@eurecom.fr)
  • Peter Corcoran, NUIG, IE (email: dr.peter.corcoran@ieee.org)
  • Thomas Coughlin, Coughlin Associates, USA (email: tom@tomcoughlin.com)
Technical Program Committee Members:
  • V P Thinagaran Perumal, UPM, MY (email: thinagaran@upm.edu.my)
  • Soumya Kanti Datta
  • Peter Corcoran
  • Thomas Coughlin

Important Dates:
Paper registration deadline:     4 September 2015
Paper submission deadline:     10 September 2015
Acceptance Notification:        30 September 2015
Camera Ready:                        31 October 2015

For any query related to the special session, please contact Soumya Kanti Datta at soumya-kanti.datta@eurecom.fr