SEC 2021 – Trustworthy Edge Computing Workshop

TECoSA is arranging a half-day workshop as part of the 6th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Edge Computing taking place in San Jose, California from 14-17 December 2021.

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Edge computing has become a topic of significant interest in academic and industrial research, driven by the fundamental improvements in latency, bandwidth savings and energy efficiency it offers with respect to offloading application workloads. While many envisioned applications in edge computing are relevant in the context of real-time analytics and feedback, most of the research today approaches edge computing from a “best effort” perspective, focusing on expected/average system behaviour.

Nevertheless, in order to make edge computing appealing for industrial applications, trustworthiness must be considered as a key design objective. Thus, depending on the application, systems must go beyond the provisioning of average system behavior assurances. In this way, trustworthiness directly relates to predictability, latency as well as availability/reliability. However, beyond such standard metrics for networked systems, security and safety of edge-based applications will also play an important role, while relating properties of the edge infrastructure and of the associated applications running on top of the infrastructure.

In this workshop, we solicit contributions towards trustworthy edge computing systems and applications, such as (but not limited to):
• Theoretical and/or practical results targeting at predictability of edge computing systems with respect to computational and communication aspects
• Models and algorithms for safety assurance of edge computing systems and corresponding applications
• Security and privacy for edge computing systems and corresponding applications
• General theoretical and/or practical results on integrated communication and computation aspects of edge computing systems and applications
• Safety and security with respect to CPS and human-in-the-loop applications
• Federated learning via edge systems in relation to safety, security and privacy
• Resource allocation and cross-layer optimization towards predictability, safety, and security
• Software engineering aspects towards trustworthy edge systems and applications
• Industrial applications and requirements for trustworthy edge computing
• Service level agreements, contracts or similar approaches for handling multiple users/tenants settings in heterogeneous mixed criticality applications


  • Submission deadline: 10 September 2021 –> EXTENDED UNTIL 17 SEPTEMBER!
  • Notification: 5 October 2021
  • Camera-ready paper deadline: 15 October

More information on the submission process is available here.

We envision a half-day workshop with two paper presentation sessions, one keynote and potentially a poster / short-paper presentation session.

• James Gross, KTH, TECoSA (
• Paul Pop, DTU (

Technical Program Committee
• Mario Almeida (Samsung AI Center)
Gyögy Dán, KTH, TECoSA
• Aaron Ding, TU Delft
• Chris Gill, Washington (St. Louis)
• Edward Griffor, NIST
• Kin Leung, Imperial College London
• Rolf Schuster, Open Edge Computing Initiative, FH Dortmund
• Dr Wilfried Steiner , TTTech
• Martin Törngren, KTH, TECoSA
• Klaus Wehrle, RWTH
• Hongwei Zhang, Iowa State