Call For Papers

The 1st International Workshop on Machine Learning for Autonomic System Operations in the Device-Edge-Cloud Continuum (MLSYSOPS 2023)

in conjunction with the International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN 2023) – Sept. 25-27, 2023, Rende, Italy



To address the ever-increasing deluge of data collected and processed by computing systems, the trend of edge computing is establishing the effectiveness of processing data as close as possible to their source, often consisting of dense networks of wireless sensor nodes and IoT devices. It is predicted that by 2025 around 80% of enterprise data will be generated and processed outside the traditional cloud. In fact, edge computing is becoming even more attractive with the advent of energy-efficient micro-servers and powerful embedded devices with significant storage and processing capabilities. The advent of device-cloud-edge (D-E-C) computing aggravates the challenging task of managing heterogeneous and distributed resources, this time at an extreme scale, making human-in-the-loop management completely unrealistic. To achieve dynamic and flexible system and application management with minimal user involvement, the concept of autonomic computing systems was proposed as “computing systems that can manage themselves given high-level objectives from administrators”. However, the scale, heterogeneity, high dynamicity, and intrinsic local properties/variability of the continuum yields rule-based approaches – traditionally used in autonomic systems – insufficient. Machine learning-/AI-driven management is a promising alternative, but the quest to extend this to the full continuum faces several challenges such as scalability, heterogeneity, dynamics, trust & security, and transparency. The goal of the workshop is therefore to bring together a community of researchers and practitioners who study problems at the intersection of AI/ML, autonomic and cognitive computing, D-E-C continuum, distributed system operation, and resilient application deployment.



Workshop suggested topics include, but are not limited to empirical and theoretical studies of the following:

  • Autonomic management and control of D-E-C continuum;
  • ML/AI-driven approaches for system operation of dynamic, large-scale, heterogeneous continuum systems;
  • Agent-oriented architectures for D-E-C continuum orchestration;
  • Cognitive computing models in the edge-cloud continuum;
  • AI/ML-based management of computing, networking and storage resources in the continuum;
  • Green, resource-efficient techniques for system operation;
  • AI/ML-based trust and security methods in the edge-cloud continuum;
  • Network and System Simulators for the D-E-C continuum;
  • AI/ML-based application deployment in continuum systems.



Paper Submission Deadline:  31 May 2023 10 June 2023 (extended firm deadline)

Paper Notification: 15 June 2023
Camera Ready Deadline: 30 June 2023
Workshop Date: 25 September 2023



Paper Submission is managed through Easychair at: conferences/?conf=ewsn2023
in the MLSysOps 2023 Track.

Workshop papers should not exceed 6 pages.

Paper format template is available at

All accepted papers will be indexed in the ACM Digital Library, SCOPUS, and other prominent digital libraries.



Workshop Chairs:
– Raffaele Gravina, University of Calabria, Italy <r DOT gravina AT dimes DOT unical DOT it>
– Spyros Lalis, University of Thessaly, Greece
– Dimitris Chatzopoulos, University College Dublin, Ireland

Industry Chair:
Massimiliano Rossi, NTT Data, Italy

Technical Program Committee:
Christos Antonopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
Nikos Bellas, University of Thessaly, Greece
Giuseppe D’Aniello, University of Salerno, Italy
Weilin Zang, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, China
Kaitai Liang, Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands
Valeria Loscri, INRIA, France
Congcong Ma, Nanyang Institute of Technology, China
Francesco Cauteruccio, Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy

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