CLOSED Call for Papers: Special Issue on Edge AI-as-a-Service

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Submissions Due: 31 March 2021

It is essential to deliver learning-based artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities through API service endpoints at the edge under the as-a-service model to meet the growing demand for integrating big data, Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud computing capabilities. The edge AI services expedite making data-driven decisions (e.g., optimizing control, coordination, investment, medical services allocation, etc.). A sample research challenge addresses learning and/or inferencing efficiency of the edge AI service (or microservice) under development that meets the requirements for minimum level of quality of service (QoS), processing power, energy consumption, robustness, extensibility, and/or DevOps. Policy-based federated learning services at edge are typical edge AI use cases in which data processing and management constraints need to be considered in terms of data origin, ownership, heterogeneity, security, and privacy. 5G/6G edge nodes provide unprecedented high QoS wireless operating environments for edge AI services and related applications.

This special issue aims at promoting high-quality research on recent advances in edge AI-as-a-service and at inspiring related research efforts. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Deep-learning services at the edge
  • Learning-based service/microservice systems running atop edge devices/nodes
  • Learning-based services/microservices hosted by 5G/6G edge nodes
  • Policy-based learning services at the edge
  • Edge-centric distributed or collaborative learning services
  • Edge-centric federated learning services
  • Learning-based event stream processing and/or contextual data enrichment of edge services
  • Learning-based edge service management, optimization, and/or continuous improvement
  • Learning-based security, privacy, trust, and/or risk management of edge services

Important Dates

  • Manuscript Submissions Due: March 31, 2021
  • First Round Notification: June 30, 2021
  • Revised Submissions Due: August 31, 2021
  • Final Decision Notification: September 30, 2021
  • Final Manuscript Submissions Due: October 31, 2021

Guest Editors

  • Prof. Andrzej Goscinski, Deakin University and RMIT
  • Prof. Elisa Bertino, Purdue University
  • Prof. Shangguang Wang, BUPT

Paper Submission

Please select “SI on Edge AI-as-a-Service” when submitting your manuscripts in the online system at Please read the author guidelines before submitting. Every manuscript should be no more than 14 pages. Submitted manuscripts should not have been previously published nor be currently under review for publication elsewhere. Moreover, they should provide a minimum of 30% original technical contributions in comparison to previous publications.