Welcome To The 3rd Workshop on From Cloud to Things: harnessing pervasive data in the Computing Continuum - (Cloud2Things) 2023

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Mar 13-17, 2023. Atlanta, USA.


For the past 20 years, we have been witnessing huge advancements made by scientific research in the field of data computation in order to face the unceasing increase of the volume of raw data daily generated by billions of IoT devices deployed worldwide. In that regard, Big Data techniques have been developed to accommodate the need of applications to cope with huge amounts of pervasive data in many applicative fields. Cloud Computing completes the “technologies triangle” by providing flexible and scalable computing infrastructures that serve the data analytics purpose. In the most general case, Cloud Computing providers’ premises that offer data analytics services are distant from data sources. Typically, after their generation, data have to traverse low-performing geographical networks in order to physically reach the place where they get mined. The IoT-to-Cloud data path may suffer disruptions and/or delays that most applications can not tolerate due to the dynamics of the processes they govern. To this end, Edge/Fog Computing has envisaged intermediate (yet less powerful) computing layers that shorten the data path to computation, thus mitigating the mentioned delay. The Computing Continuum concept refers to the opportunity of taking advantage of a broad computing context that mixes Cloud, Edge and IoT resources, thus providing a “continuum” of computing services that applications will be able to access in a transparent and uniform fashion. In the Computing Continuum landscape, each application benefits from a pervasive computing environment, built on top of mixed, heterogeneous and even mobile resources, that promises to meet the application requirements in terms of both computing power and delay sensitivity. Particularly, applications will need a flexible and dynamic provisioning of computing resources along the Things-to-Cloud path, that is, a provisioning system capable of orchestrating (activating, deactivating, integrating, etc.) computing resources offered by heterogeneous infrastructures possibly owned by different providers. If on the one hand the benefits promised by such an approach to end-users are clear, on the other one there are a bunch of not just technological challenges that have to be faced in order for it to be workable in the practice. This workshop encourages submissions that address opportunities and issues of the computing continuum landscape, and proposes experimental solutions, case studies, deployed systems and best practices in this specific research context. The workshop is an opportunity for researchers to gather and discuss the advantages of integrating multiple computing infrastructure layers into a unified and pervasive computing context capable of offering customers a one-shop virtual place where services can be tailored and offered in a transparent and uniform way.

Important dates

Paper Submission Deadline:

December 12, 2022 (Extended - Firm deadline)

Notification of Acceptance:

January 5, 2023

Camera-ready Submisison Deadline:

January 30, 2023

Early registration deadline:

January 15, 2023

Paper Submission

We invite original research papers that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere.
Submitted papers should be no longer than 6 pages in two-column IEEE template format. The review process is single blind. All accepted papers will be published as part of the Percom satellite events proceedings. Proceedings will be published by the IEEE and available online through IEEE Digital Library (EI indexing).

A "Best Paper Award" certificate and a money price will be awarded by MDPI Computers will be conferred on the author(s) of a paper presented at the workshop, selected by the Chairs based on scientific significance, originality and outstanding technical quality of the paper, as assessed also by the evaluations of the members of the Program Committee.

Best papers presented at the workshop will be selected and the corresponding authors will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers for possible publications in:

Submission link


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Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:

Service design and Management

  • Service provisioning and monitoring in the computing continuum
  • Resource elasticity in pervasive contexts
  • Computation offload to Edge/IoT device
  • Cross-context and cross-domain service migration
  • Interoperability issues in the computing continuum
  • Orchestration of (micro)services in pervasive environments
  • Blockchain-based and ML-based resource orchestration
  • Smart solutions and strategies for the management of pervasive systems
  • Open-source frameworks and middlewares in the computing continuum

Data management and analytics

  • Scalable storage architectures in pervasive contexts;
  • Data migration issues in pervasive computing systems
  • Implementation of data pipes along the Things-to-Cloud path
  • Data governance in the computing continuum
  • Distributed Analytics in the computing continuum
  • Orchestration of Complex Mixed Data-parallel Dataflow Workloads in the computing continuum

Network and communication management

  • Software-defined communication support in the continuum
  • End-to-end provisioning of network services in the continuum
  • QoS and SLA across heterogeneous networks

Digital Twins

  • Frameworks for Distributed Digital Twins (DDTs) in pervasive contexts
  • Design methodologies for DDTs
  • DDT-based applications and solutions in pervasive contexts
  • Resilient, scalable and secure DDTs

Non-functional features

  • Quality of Service and SLA of pervasive systems
  • Service continuity
  • Autonomic pervasive systems
  • Scalability and fault management in pervasive systems
  • Disaster recovery via pervasive solutions and systems (e.g. mesh networks, UAV etc.)
  • Security and trust management in pervasive environments

Vertical domains

  • Smart City
  • Smart Industry
  • Smart Grid
  • Smart Agriculture
  • Smart Health


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  • May 10 - 13, 2021.

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Technical Program Committee


Prof. Paolo Bellavista

Dr. Giuseppe Di Modica

Dr. Ioannis Konstantinou

Dr. Antonino Galletta

TPC Members

Mónica Aguilar Igartua - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Uwe Breitenbücher - University of Stuttgart
Alina Buzachis - University of Messina
Lorenzo Carnevale - University of Messina
Paulo Ferreira - University of Oslo
Stefano Forti - University of Pisa
Dragi Kimovski - University of Klagenfurt
Ioannis Konstantinou - Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Thessaly
Christos Kotselidis - University of Manchester
Francesco Leotta - Sapienza Università di Roma
YINHAO LI - Newcastle university
Hiram H. López - Cleveland State University
Roberto Marino - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Andrea Marrella - Sapienza Università di Roma
Suejb Memeti - Blekinge Institute of Technology
David Monschein - Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
Joan Navarro - La Salle Campus Barcelona - Universitat Ramon Llull
Nikolay Nikolov - SINTEF AS
Fernando Perales - JOT INTERNET MEDIA
José Antonio Peregrina - Karlsruhe University of Applied Science
Thomas M. Prinz - Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Fabiana Rossi - University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Skhiri Sabri - EURANOVA
Christian Sicari - University of Messina
Ahmet Soylu - OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University
Dimitrios Tsoumakos - National Technical University of Athens
Ester Vidaña-Vila - La Salle Campus Barcelona - Ramon Llull University
Alex Vieira - Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora
Oliver Waldhorst - Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
Christian Zirpins - Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
Nochta Zoltán - Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

National Technical University of Athens


University of Messina


University of Bologna


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