Welcome To The 1st Workshop on Cloud-to-Things continuum: towards the convergence of IoT, Edge and Cloud Computing - (Cloud2Things) 2021

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May 10 - 13, 2021. Melbourne, Australia.


The objective of the workshop is to provide a forum to discuss problems, solutions, open technical challenges, and perspectives of ongoing research activities concerning the orchestration of resources in the Cloud-to-Things continuum landscape. The Cloud-toThings 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. One of the main challenges posed by a Cloud-to-Things unified computing environment consists in the design and implementation of a system capable of orchestrating (activating, deactivating, integrating, etc.) computing resources offered by heterogeneous computing infrastructures possibly owned by different providers. This workshop intends to investigate the technological challenges that the research community will have to face in order for the mentioned system to be workable in near future.

Important dates

Paper Submission Deadline:

February 14th, 2021 (Extended,Firm)

Notification of Acceptance:

February 24th, 2021

Camera-ready Submisison Deadline:

March 3rd, 2021

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 8 pages in two-column IEEE template format. All accepted papers will be published as part of the CCGRID proceedings. All previous CCGRID proceedings have been published by the IEEE and available online through IEEE Digital Library (EI indexing).

A "Best Paper Award" Certificate 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:

Management services

  • Service provisioning and monitoring in a Cloud-to-Things environment
  • Resource elasticity in Cloud-to-Things contexts
  • Algorithms and systems for automated elasticity
  • Orchestration and automation of management activities
  • Cross context/domain service migration
  • Cross cloud offloading
  • Orchestration of microservices;
  • Blockchain-based resource orchestrator
  • Machine learning techniques for resource orchestration

Non-functional features

  • Quality of Service and SLA in Cloud-to-Things
  • Service continuity
  • Autonomic Cloud-to-Things
  • Fault management in Cloud-to-Things provisioning
  • Disaster mitigation
  • Scalability of Cloud-to-Things supports and infrastructures
  • Security policies in Cloud-to-Things
  • Cost mitigation strategies

Data Analytics

  • Distributed Analytics Cloud Orchestration
  • Serverless Execution of Machine Learning and SQL workloads on the Cloud
  • Orchestration of Complex Mixed Data-parallel Dataflow Workloads on the Cloud-to-Things Continuum
  • Stateful Workload Orchestration for Serverless environments on the Cloud

Applicative domains

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

Openness and integration

  • Open-source private Cloud-to-Things solutions
  • Open interoperability issues in Cloud-to-Things solutions
  • Cloud-to-Things federations

Data management

  • Scalable storage architectures in Cloud-to-Things
  • Data migration in Cloud-to-Things
  • Data governance across Cloud-to-Things


  • May 10 - 13, 2021.

    Melbourne, Australia.

    Workshop of the 21th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Internet Computing (CCGrid 2021).

    Conference link
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Technical Program Committee


Prof. Paolo Bellavista

Dr. Giuseppe Di Modica

Dr. Ioannis Konstantinou

Dr. Antonino Galletta

TPC Members

Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Antonella Di Stefano, University of Catania, Italy
Katerina Doka, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Thanassis Loukopoulos, Dept. of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, University of Thessaly, Greece
Giorgos Goumas, Computing Systems Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
Christos-Efthymios Kotselidis, University of Manchester
Nikolaos Chalvantzis, Computing Systems Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Dimitros Tsoumakos, Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece
Dragi Kimovski, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Mukesh Singhal, University of California, Merced, USA
Tingjian Ge, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
Zheng Li, Amazon, USA
Ravi Sandhu, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Jorge Bernal Bernabe, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Jose M. Alcaraz Calero, University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom
Mukaddim Pathan, Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia
Alina Buzachis, University of Messina, Italy
Armando Ruggeri, University of Messina, Italy
Eliza Gomes, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brasil
Lorenzo Carnevale, Humanizing Technologies GmbH, Austria
Felipe Costa, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brasil
Eliseo Sarmiento Rosales, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico
Hiram Lòpez Valdez, Cleveland State University, USA

National Technical University of Athens


University of Messina


University of Bologna


Future Computing Research Laboratory




IEEE Computer Society


Association for Computing Machinery

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