Workshop on Challenges to Extending Traveling Edge to Sea, Sky, and Space

Free & Virtual | 29-30 November 2022

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Deadline: 31 October 2022
Each proposal (maximum 2 pages) must include:

  • Title and Abstract
  • Specific track (see descriptions below): Edge Platform Standards/Architecture, Industry Applications, Research Challenges
  • A short biography (no more than 200 words) of each speaker
  • An explanation of the motivation, background, objective, description of the challenges to be covered, relevance, and timeliness

The proposal will be reviewed based on its relevance, the topic’s importance to the workshop, and the diversity it offers in terms of the problem, proposed solution, and evaluation approach.

Track Descriptions
Edge Platform Standards & Architecture
A key area of future Edge Network & Services is the ability to extend the platform to newer areas like moving objects in Atmosphere (Air), Space Stations and Ships at Sea. The challenges include integrating these moving objects like UAV, Drone, Satellite, Ships, Trains to communicate information with Fixed Gateways on Ground or Direct communication with end end terminal Devices through policy, intent and performance indicators in both hierarchical and peer-to-peer relationships. Various standards bodies such as CCSDS, ISO, IEEE CommSoc, DOCSIS, SCF, ETSI and O-RAN have been looking into standardization of interfaces for such purposes. IEEE Edge Service (ES) Working Group is calling presenters to provide and share insights around progress and gaps in inter-system interface such as NTN (LEO, HAP, LAP, UAV, Aircraft/Air Taxi,MEC/Edge Cloud) & Terrestrial Network (TN) standards like K8s based CaaS, CNI, CSI, Helm charts, Operator patterns and architectures as relevant to Edge latency, throughput & packet error rate optimization for 5G and beyond with SatCom constrained base stations.

Industry Applications
In the Industry Applications track, we invite speakers to discuss the advent of innovative edge Agri, Health & industrial IoT deployments due to emergence of Standardization of V2X Network Slicing by 3GPP and GSMA. With IEEE INGR SatComm & O-RAN module distribution, IEEE ES new Models type nomenclature are being defined. This will simplify workload configuration for autonomous driving, Air Taxi, Weather predictions, Fire fighting and other Drone based Agri Apps. Such edge applications in the Air and their adoption by stakeholders in the value chain with Public and Private brings new operators, vendors, integrators, and the like. The objective of this track is to understand Application stakeholders' concerns, use cases and alternatives for Edge Service optimization in 5G and beyond networks. We encourage contributors to share their goals and experiences in this area.

Research Challenges
In the research topic area, the workshop seeks to expand discussions into newer and future topics related to future networks Edge Network Service security threats & Network Control in Real Time. The goal of this track is to investigate innovative and advanced approaches to improve MEC workload in 5G and future networks using techniques such as distributed artificial intelligence/machine learning, and challenges to their application to future network problems. The Research can include impact of FCC regulations on WiFi, WiFi-6/7, ZigBee, LoRa WAN and Merchant Silicon pushing for lower cost Radio and alternates to Cellular combined with SatComm Transceivers for better agile algorithms for presence, Location based xR apps and games, streaming media for entertainment. 5G slicing for eMBB, URLLC, mIoT, and V2X enables startups to focus on niche areas leveraging new Edge business models.