IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking
20–23 September 2022 // Virtual Conference

ECOFEC: Workshop on the Economics of Fog, Edge and Cloud Computing

Pricing is a core mechanism for content providers, telecommunication and cloud operators. Traditionally, it is used to trigger demand-response to smooth congestion and constitutes the core business component for providers’ revenue generation. Moving computation to the edge, Fog and Edge computing fosters a novel, exciting playground of communication and computing services with new ties between application and content providers, infrastructure owners and emerging Fog/Edge providers. In this context, research challenges lie ahead. The pervasive computational capabilities of networked edge devices add new computing resources. But the injection of enormous amounts of data due to pervasive sensing and computing at the edge will require the redesign of traditional pricing and billing schemes to manage decentralized and/or multi-tenant configurations. Also, data elaboration and storage may migrate continuously in cloud or to the edge, with impact on new data plans and billing architectures. Finally, modern application architectures, based on containerized microservices, make it possible for content providers to place application modules strategically over remote clouds or onto the edge in order to profit best on the infrastructure’s capability.


ECOFEC aims to bring together researchers, developers, and practitioners from academia and industry in order to build a body of knowledge on the economic innovation encompassed by the emerging integrated ecosystem of Fog/Edge and Cloud computing. We solicit papers from areas including, but not limited to:

  • Data plans for Fog/Edge Networks
  • Edge/Cloud Microservice placement
  • Edge/Fog Caching Services
  • Billing Architectures and Mechanisms
  • Economic, Computing and Communication Trade Offs
  • Pricing mechanisms for data/storage and computing
  • Demand-response techniques for Fog/Edge computing
  • Auctions and Mechanism Design
  • Incentive schemes for Green Edge Computing
  • Analysis of Fog/Edge Economic Ecosystems
  • Network neutrality and Regulation issues
  • Distributed Payment Systems
  • Economic and Pricing Models for NFV and Slicing
  • Joint Pricing and Scheduling
  • Single and Multi-tenant pricing schemes
  • Pricing Models for Mobile Data Offloading
  • Economics for Industrial Fog Computing
  • Secure transactions for Fog and Edge computing
  • Edge/fog AI applications and services
  • Blockchain and smart contracts for edge/fog computing

Machine learning and data-driven optimization for edge/fog computing

Paper Submission Link:

Please submit workshop papers using  EDAS

Paper Submission Link

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: The updated submission deadline for this workshop is July 20, 2022

Acceptance deadline: July 26, 2022

Camera ready: August 5, 2022


Steering Committee:

John C.S. Lui (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)

Francesco De Pellegrini (University of Avignon, France)

Jianwei Huang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China)

Edmund Yeh (Northeastern University, USA)

General Chair:

Yang Yang (ShanghaiTech University, China)


TPC Co-Chairs:

Qian Ma (Sun Yatsen University, China)

Zhiyuan Wang (Beihang University, China)

Marie Siew (Carnegie Mellon University, US)

Publicity Chair:

Chao Huang (University of California, Davis, US)


Technical Program Committee:

To be updated