The First FastContinuum Workshop
SWForum.eu, together with AI-SPRINT and PIACERE project, is organising the First FastContinuum2023 workshop (FastContinuum2023) in conjunction with the 14th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE2023), which takes place in Coimbra, Portugal, on 16 April 2023. Click here to learn more about the location.
Nowadays, cloud computing is widely used by industry with an estimate of the worldwide cloud market of about 940 USD billion with a compound annual growth rate of about 16%. Cloud computing provides, among others, the capacity to run the backend of web applications, or to train artificial intelligence applications, or run big data analytics. However, the accelerated migration towards mobile computing and the Internet of Things, where a huge amount of data is generated by widespread end-devices, is determining the rise of the computing continuum paradigm, where resources are distributed among devices with highly heterogeneous capacities. This promises reduced latency and higher throughput thanks to local processing. However, in reality, there are still many open challenges concerning the fast development, testing, and operation of computing continuum software, especially when we must provide specific performance guarantees in the end-to-end application execution. Indeed, computing continua are inherently fragmented, IoT/edge devices are highly heterogeneous providing different computing capabilities but also introducing proprietary development, deployment and operation frameworks. In this context, dominating the complexity of multiple coexisting frameworks, as well as managing component placement and resource allocation, become crucial to orchestrate at best the continuum resources.
The goal of the FastContinuum workshop is to foster discussion and collaboration among researchers from cloud/edge/fog/computing continuum and performance analysis communities, to share the relevant topics and results of the current approaches.
About the ICPE 2023
The International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE) originated 14 years ago from the fusion of an ACM workshop on software and performance prediction and a SPEC workshop focused on benchmarking and performance evaluation.
ICPE continues true to its origins with a focus both on software performance modelling, prediction, and measurement as well as benchmark-based performance evaluation. The areas to which such principles are applied have evolved over the years with the technological evolution in academia and industry.
ICPE contributions appear at all levels of system and software design, performance modelling, and measurements of performance, from the cloud’s core to the edge, from mobile devices to major data centres, and from web applications to scientific applications.
The ICPE focus on engineering performance means that industrial practitioners and academics that participate in ICPE are interested in quantifying the performance impact of all aspects of complex systems design and implementation. Length of design cycles, lifetime maintenance issues, quality of experience, and costs of delivering a system or service are also the focus of the intellectual curiosity of ICPE participants.