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All participants from academia, industry and phd students are welcome!

Important dates

• Submission Due: June 1, 2019 June 20, 2019 July 10, 2019 (firm deadline)

• Acceptance Notification:​ August 7, 2019

• Camera-ready Copy Due: August 25, 2019

• Autor Registration Due: August 25, 2019,
23:59 (ETC)

• Conference: October 10-12, 2019

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The 12th International Conference on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems is the perfect venue for an academic. The double track format allows participants from academia, industry, and phd students to interact and socialize. Invited keynote speakers are opening the activities of each day.

This edition is dedicated to the memory of our colleague, Prof. Alfredo Petrosino, Full Professor in Computer Science, Vice-rector of Computer Technology at the University of Napoli ”Parthenope” and our previous Italian General Chair. Many of us knew him personally, and his dedication was well-loved among our staff. To him is also dedicated IDCS 2019 Best Paper Award.



Distributed Computing, Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Edge Computing, Fog Computing, Internet Applications, Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Big Data, and Transportation and Logistics.

Topics of interest

IDCS 2019 topics of interest are: Distributed Computing, Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Edge Computing, Fog Computing, Internet Applications, Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Big Data, and Transportation and Logistics.



Track 1: Distributed computing technologies

  • Middleware for Distributed systems, cloud, mobile edge, and IoT
  • Networked Sensing and Control
  • Domain-specific language
  • Theory and practice of Architectures
  • Big data
  • Self-* systems
  • Mobile agents
  • IoT sensors
  • Environmental Sensing Applications

Track 2: Internet and Web Technologies

  • Embedded Software for Sensor Networks
  • Body Sensor Networks
  • Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks
  • Internet and Protocols
  • Software-defined Networking
  • Modeling and Evaluation of Internet-based Systems
  • Internet Quality of Service
  • Real-time Multimedia Communication Systems
  • Web services
  • Image Processing
  • Social Networks

Track 3: Network Operations & Management

  • Energy Efficiency in Large-scale Distributed Systems
  • Security of Network-based Systems
  • Network-based Applications (VoIP, Streaming)
  • Network Traffic Engineering
  • Tools and Techniques for Network Measurements
  • Management of Extreme-scale Systems
  • Transportation and Logistics

Track 4: Information Infrastructure

  • Next Generation Content Delivery Network
  • Biological systems
  • Grid, Cloud, and P2P Computing
  • Distributed Computing Applications
  • Mechanical Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomic Computing
  • Cognitive Networks
  • Computational Economy for Distributed Systems
  • Collaborative Technology and Applications

Track 5: Resilience, Fault tolerance, and Availability

  • Fault Tolerant and Self-managing Distributed Systems
  • Dependability and Dependable Systems
  • Computing Models for Resilient Distributed Systems
  • Principles for Resilient Software Architecture
  • Availability Design
  • Security

• Submission Due: June 1, 2019 June 20, 2019

• Acceptance Notification:​ July 31, 2019

• Camera-ready Copy Due: August 19, 2019

• Registration Due: August 5/September 6, 2019,
23:59 (ETC)

• Conference: October 10-12, 2019

About IDCS

The International Conference on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems is the perfect venue for an academic and the single track format participants to include academia, industry, and phd students to interact and socialize. Invited keynote speakers are opening the activities of each day.

IDCS2019 is the 12th edition of a successful conference series. Following the previous ten successful editions of IDCS:

  • IDCS’09, Jeju Island, Korea
  • IDCS’10, Melbourne, Australia
  • IDCS’11, Melbourne, Australia
  • IDCS’12, Wu Yi Shan, China
  • IDCS’13, Hangzhou, China
  • IDCS’14, Calabria, Italy
  • IDCS’15, Windsor, UK
  • IDCS’16, Wuhan, China
  • IDCS’17, Mana Island, Fiji
  • IDCS’18, Tokyo, Japan

The 12th edition in this series aims to promote research in diverse fields related to Internet and Distributed Computing Systems.

Previous Edition Awards





Modern systems such as distributed systems, cloud computing, mobile computing, edge computing, fog computing, and cyber-physical systems are tending to complexity, elasticity, dependability, security. Especially when dealing with dynamics events or actions in their environments and/or Internet applications, we not only need to keep those systems running normally, but also need them to self-adapt to many of changes.

On the other hand, the development of the Internet is very high rapid, and the Internet has already entered the 5G era. The Internet as society infrastructure and the widespread use of mobile edge, wireless wearable devices or IoT sensors have laid the foundation for the emergence of innovative network applications, transportation and logistics. Under the influence of these most advanced technologies, human production and life are gradually changing.

The academic and industrial worlds are constantly developing and innovating in areas such as mechanical learning, artificial intelligence, and media stream processing. These technologies not only enrich and improve the quality of life of modern people, but also in the process of integration in many fields. The huge amount of data processing, and the integration of the digital world with the physical environment make humans to also set a constructive development in biological, agricultural, and policy.

This conference desires to look for inspiration in diverse areas (e.g. infrastructure & system design, software development, big data, control theory, artificial intelligence, IoT, self-adaptation, emerging models, paradigms, applications and technologies related to Internet-based distributed systems) to develop new ways to design and manage such complex and adaptive computation resources.

Keynote speakers

Meet our most valued speakers

Mengchu Zhou

New Jersey Institute of Technology - USA

Intelligent Task Scheduling for Distributed Green Cloud Data Centers (Thursday, Oct. 10)

Pan Hui

University of Helsinki - Finland

Practical Edge-assisted Mobile Computing: The Cases of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (Friday, Oct. 11)

Helen Karatza

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Greece

Scheduling Real-time Jobs in the Cloud – Research Trends and Challenges (Friday, Oct. 11)

Franco Zambonelli

University of Modena e Reggio Emilia - Italy

Coordinating Distributed Speaking Objects (Thursday, Oct.10)


IDCS2019 full schedule is now available

8:00 AM
Conference Registration
11:00 AM
Espresso Break and demo exhibition
1:00 PM
Lunch buffet
3:40 PM
Espresso Break
9:00 AM
Opening remarks

Chair: Giancarlo Fortino

More and more applications, e.g., e-commerce and social networking, run in cloud data centers (e.g., Amazon and Google). Minimizing the consumption of electric power and thus energy cost while maintaining their user-required performance has now become an increasingly important focus of attention. The consumption of power boosts data centers’ cost. Brown energy consumption negatively impacts our environment. Requirements from environmental protection demand the reduced use of brown energy, especially that from coal. Hence, most large cloud data centers prefer renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy. Can we exploit the characteristics of the geographical distribution in real-life environment to schedule tasks intelligently? This talk answers it by focusing on intelligent optimization methods. It introduces emerging progress made in this field and emerging challenges on how to realize various cost-effective task scheduling methods for cloud data centers, including: 1) traditional methods for task scheduling and dynamic resource allocation; 2) existing task arrival prediction and machine learning-based prediction methods; 3) spatial task scheduling and resource provisioning for cost minimization for cloud data center providers; 4) temporal-spatial task scheduling for profit maximization in hybrid cloud computing systems; and 5) open research problems, directions and outlooks for future studies.

Mengchu Zhou, New Jersey Institute of Technology - USA

• Osmotic flow deployment leveraging FaaS capabilities (Alina Buzachis, Maria Fazio, Antonio Celesti and Massimo Villari)

• The analysis of the computation offloading scheme with two-parameter offloading criterion in fog computing (Eduard Sopin, Konstantin Samouylov and Sergey Shorgin)

• Computation offloading with MQTT protocol on a Fog-Mist Computing Framework (Pietro Battistoni, Monica Sebillo and Giuliana Vitiello)

• Optimized Analytics Query Allocation at the Edge of the Network (Anna Karanika, Madalena Soula, Christos Anagnostopoulos, Kostas Kolomvatsos and George Stamoulis)

Chair: Giuseppe Di Fatta

Chair:  Giuseppe Di Fatta

In this talk I sketch a vision of future environments densely populated by smart sensors and actuators — possibly embedded in everyday objects — that, rather than simply producing streams of data, are capable of understanding and reporting, via factual assertions and arguments, about what is happening (for sensors) and about what they can make possibly happen (for actuators). These “speaking objects” form the nodes of a dense distributed computing infrastructure that can be exploited to monitor and control activities in our everyday environment. However, the nature of speaking objects will dramatically change the approaches to implementing and coordinating the activities of distributed processes. In fact, distributed coordination is likely to become associated with the capability of argumenting about situations and about the current “state of the affairs”, with the aim of triggering and directing proper distributed “conversations” to collectively reach a future desirable state of the affairs. I discuss how such a novel vision can build upon some readily available technologies and highlight the research challenges that it poses, also with the help of case study scenarios.

Franco Zambonelli, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia - Italy

• NIOECM: A Network I/O Event Control Mechanism To Provide Fairness of Network Performance among VMs with Same Resource Configuration in Virtualized Environment (Lee Jaehak, Kang Jihun and Yu Heonchang)

• Adaptive Application Deployment of Priority Services in Virtual Environments (Victor Sosa-Sosa, Jesus Carretero and Mario Vasile-Cabezas)

• MR-DNS: Multi-Resolution Domain Name System (Saidur Rahman, Mike P. Wittie and Utkarsh Goel)

• Temporal-variation-aware Profit-maximized and Delay-bounded Task Scheduling in Green Data Center (Haitao Yuan, Jing Bi and Mengchu Zhou)

Chair: Giuseppe Coviello
11:40 AM
Session 2: Internet of Things

• Distributed Training of 3DPyranet over Intel DevCloud Platform (Emanuel Di Nardo and Fabio Narducci)

• Managing Privacy in a Social Broker Internet of Thing (Vincenza Carchiolo, Alessandro Longheu, Michele Malgeri and Giuseppe Mangioni)

• Argumentation-based Coordination in IoT: a Speaking Objects Proof-of-Concept (Stefano Mariani, Andrea Bicego, Marco Lippi, Marco Mamei and Franco Zambonelli)

• Towards Environmental Impact Reduction Leveraging IoT Infrastructures: the PIXEL Approach (Ignacio Lacalle, Miguel Ángel Llorente and Carlos E. Palau)

Chair: Antonio Liotta

• Table Tennis Stroke Recognition Based on Body Sensor Network (Ruichen Liu, Zhelong Wang and Xin Shi)

• Using Sentiment Analysis and Automated Reasoning to Boost Smart Lighting Systems (Francesco Cauteruccio, Luca Cinelli, Giancarlo Fortino, Claudio Savaglio and Giorgio Terracina)

• TaRad: A Thing-centric Sensing System for Detecting Activities of Daily Living (Haiming Chen, Xiwen Liu, Ze Zhao, Giuseppe Aceto and Antonio Pescapè)

• Yet another Way to Unknowingly Gather People Coordinates and its Countermeasures (Gabriella Verga, Andrea Fornaia, Salvatore Calcagno and Emiliano Tramontana)

Chair: Fabio Narducci
6:00 PM
Uniparthenope orchestra @ sunset

The Parthenope University Orchestra was established in 2018 and it is composed by 25 instrumentalists, mostly students, administrative technical staff and professors conducted by Maestro Keith Goodman.

• Morricone: Cinema Paradiso – Once Upon a Time in the West
• Gardel: Pour una cabeza
• Rodriguez: La cumparsita
• Shostakovich: Valzer
• Piazzola: Oblivion – Libertango 

7:00 PM
Welcome reception and demo exhibition
8:00 AM
Conference Registration
10:00 AM
Espresso Break and demo exhibition
1:00 PM
Lunch buffet
3:40 PM
Espresso Break and demo exhibition
9:00 AM
Keynote presentation: "Scheduling Real-time Jobs in the Cloud – Research Trends and Challenges"

Chair: Raffaele Montella

For several years now, cloud computing has been a dominant computing paradigm. It offers computing resources to scientists, consumers and enterprises as utilities, on a pay-as-you-go basis. In particular cloud computing provides to end users a cost-effective infrastructure for running computationally intensive applications.
With the advent of cloud computing many new challenges have appeared which led to changes on traditional computing. However, there are several issues that must be addressed, in order to exploit cloud computing full potential. Thereby, significant research is carried out in cloud computing which spans many areas such as effective resource allocation, scheduling, availability, cost, reliability, quality of service, energy conservation, virtualization, networking. The scheduling algorithms play an important role in cloud computing and must provide a good performance to leasing cost ratio as well as QoS.
Particularly important in cloud computing is the effective scheduling of real-time jobs, considering not only the processing times but also the cost of the energy consumption. Therefore, energy efficient scheduling strategies are required while meeting deadlines.
A new computing paradigm which appeared recently is fog computing. This is due to the increasing number of Internet of Things applications which have time constraints. Real-time applications should be assigned to resources in both the fog and cloud layers in a way which takes into account the communication and computational characteristics of each individual application.
In this talk we will survey recent advances in cloud computing covering various concepts on real-time complex jobs scheduling and we will provide research trends and challenges in the cloud computing research field.

Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Greece

• In-Network Hebbian Plasticity for Wireless Sensor Networks (Tim van der Lee, Georgios Exarchakos and Sonia Heemstra de Groot)

• Overview of Wireless Indoor Positioning Systems Techniques, Attacks and Countermeasures (Mouna Chebli, Heba Mohammad and Khalifa Al Amer)

• Design of self-organizing protocol for LoWPAN networks (Matteo Buffa, Fabrizio Messina, Corrado Santoro and Federico Fausto Santoro)

Chair: Giancarlo Fortino

• Using Trust and “Utility” for Group Formation in the Cloud of Things ( Giancarlo Fortino, Lidia Fotia, Fabrizio Messina, Domenico Rosaci and Giuseppe M.L. Sarnè)

• CUDA virtualization and remoting for GPGPU based acceleration offloading at the edge (Antonio Mentone, Diana Di Luccio, Luca Landolfi, Sokol Kosta and Raffaele Montella)

• Load balancing in Hybrid Clouds through Process Mining Monitoring (Kenneth Kwame Azumah, Sokol Kosta and Lene Sørensen)

• A data preparation approach for cloud storage based on containerized parallel patterns (Diana Carrizales, Dante Sánchez-Gallegos, Hugo Reyes, J.L. Gonzalez, Miguel Morales-Sandoval, Jesus Carretero and Alejandro Galaviz-Mosqueda)

Chair: Antonio Guerrieri

Chair: Sokol Kosta

Smartphone is now a necessity of our daily lives. However, the resource and communication limitations of a single mobile device make it insufficient for satisfying the real-time and interactive constraints of some computation intensive applications, such as mobile Augmented Reality (MAR) and mobile Virtual Reality (MVR). To bridge the gap, we utilize the processing power of edge servers via task offloading and build practical mobile systems which significantly outperforms state-of-the-art mobile systems in terms of scalability, battery life, latency, quality of experience (QoE). For MAR, large-scale object recognition is an essential but time-consuming task. To offload the object recognition task and enhance the system performance, we explore how the GPU and the multi-core architecture on the edge servers would accelerate the large-scale object recognition process. With the carefully designed offloading pipeline and edge acceleration, we are able to finish the whole AR pipeline within one frame interval (33 ms for a 30 fps camera system) while maintaining high recognition accuracy with large-scale datasets. For MVR, existing 360 video streaming systems are suffering from insufficient pixel density, as the video resolution falling within the user’s field of view (FoV) is relatively low. We utilize the edge server for ultra-high-resolution video transcoding and implement a system which streams tile-based viewport adaptive 360 videos onto the mobile clients. With this edge proxy, we successfully achieve 16k 360 video streaming onto off-the-shelf smartphones, achieving high quality frames and fluent 30 fps playback without overwhelming the processing capacity of the smartphones.

Pan Hui, University of Helsinki - Finland

• Engineering Micro-intelligence at the Edge of CPCS: Design Guidelines (Roberta Calegari, Giovanni Ciatto, Enrico Denti and Andrea Omicini)

• A Lévy Walk and Firefly Based Multi-Robots Foraging Algorithm (Ouarda Zedadra, Antonio Guerrieri, Hamid Seridi and Giancarlo Fortino)

• Engineering Micro-intelligence at the Edge of CPCS: Design Guidelines (Roberta Calegari, Giovanni Ciatto, Enrico Denti and Andrea Omicini)

• An Adaptive Restart Mechanism For Continuous Epidemic Systems (Mosab M. Ayiad and Giuseppe Di Fatta)

• Distributed ACO Based Reputation Management in Crowdsourcing (Safina Showkat Ara, Subhasis Thakur and John Breslin)

Chair: Raffaele Montella

• Learning and prediction of e-car charging requirements for flexible loads shifting (Salvatore Venticinque and Stefania Nacchia)

• Smart Cities and Open WiFis: when Android OS Permissions Cease to Protect Privacy (Gabriella Verga, Salvatore Calcagno, Andrea Fornaia and Emiliano Tramontana)

• Multidimensional Neuroimaging Processing in ReCaS Datacenter (Angela Lombardi, Eufemia Lella, Nicola Amoroso, Domenico Diacono, Alfonso Monaco, Roberto Bellotti and Sabina Tangaro)

• StormSeeker: A machine-learning-based Mediterranean storm tracer (Raffaele Montella, Diana Di Luccio, Angelo Ciaramella and Ian Foster)

• Rough–Fuzzy Entropy in neighbourhood characterization (Antonio Maratea and Alessio Ferone)

Chair: Angelo Ciaramella
10:40 AM
Session 6: Software Defined Networking

• Hybrid Software-Defined Network Monitoring: A review (S.C. Tan)

• Time-Sensitive-Aware Scheduling Traffic (TSA-ST) Algorithm in Software-Defined Networking (S.C. Tan)

• A PageRank Inspired Approach to Measure Network Cohesiveness (Vincenza Carchiolo, Marco Grassia, Alessandro Longheu, Michele Malgeri and Giuseppe Mangioni)

Chair: Vincenza Carchiolo

• Protecting Personal Data using Smart Contract (Mohsin Ur Rahman, Fabrizio Baiardi, Barbara Guidi and Laura Ricci)

• Secure and distributed crowd-sourcing task coordination using the blockchain mechanism (Safina Showkat Ara, Subhasis Thakur and John Breslin)

• Generation of Network Traffic Using w-GANGP and DFT Filter for Resolving Data Imbalance (Wooho Lee)

Chair: Giuseppe Agapito

• Cross-border exchange of health related data: how to increase digital security on a systemic level (Luigi Romano and Konfido Et Al.)

• Unsupervised anomaly thresholding from reconstruction errors (Maryleen Ndubuaku, Ashiq Anjum and Antonio Liotta)

• Safety Management in Smart Ships (Massimo Cossentino, Luca Sabatucci and Flavia Zaffora)

• Making IoT services accountable: a solution based on Blockchain and Physically Unclonable Functions (Carmelo Felicetti, Angelo Furfaro, Domenico Saccà, Massimo Vatalaro, Marco Lanuzza and Felice Crupi)

Chair: Aniello Castiglione

• Distributed Processor Load Balancing Based on Multi-Objective Extremal Optimization (Ivanoe De Falco, Eryk Laskowski, Richard Olejnik, Umberto Scafuri, Ernesto Tarantino and Marek Tudruj)

• A high performance modified K-means algorithm for dynamic data clustering in multi-core CPUs based environments (Giuliano Laccetti, Marco Lapegna, Valeria Mele and Diego Romano)

• Overcoming GPU Memory Capacity Limitations in Hybrid MPI Implementations of CFD (Jake Choi, Heon Yeom and Yoonhee Kim)

• Parallel and Distributed Computing Methodologies in Bioinformatics (Giuseppe Agapito)

• Distributed genomic compression in MapReduce paradigm (Pasquale De Luca, Stefano Fiscale, Luca Landolfi and Annabella Di Mauro)

Chair: Ivanoe De Falco
8:40 PM
Award Ceremony, Presentation of IDCS 2020
9:00 PM
Social dinner
8:30 AM
Scuba Diving in Baia - Naples

Italy, home of the ancient Roman Empire, can show you a new dimension about what it is like to go diving back in time with the Underwater Archaeological Park of Baia near Naples in Southern Italy. Scuba diving centers can take you to discover its submerged treasures. The underwater archaeological park of Baia counts 5 main scuba diving sites: “Portus Julius”, “Secca delle fumose”, “Ninfeo di Claudio”, “Villa dei Pisoni” and “Villa a Protiro”. However, make sure you can scuba dive in priority at “Ninfeo di Claudio” and “Villa a Protiro”.
• The diving point will be selected according to weather and sea conditions.
• In order to join scuba diving, a diving license is required.
• This activity excludes City Sightseeing and Galleria Borbonica tours.

Ticket: TBD (not covered by conference registration)
Meeting point: TBD
Visit Details:

The world’s most famous red bus will make you discover the beautiful and evocative sites of Naples, a magical city, rich in history, traditions, art and landscapes. On board of Line B – The views of the Gulf bus the commentary will provide you a live route description, enriched by anecdotes and curiosities about the history and traditions of Naples and characterized, in the background, by the songs that made Naples the capital of timeless melodies.
This activity excludes scuba diving.

Ticket: €11.50 (not covered by conference registration)
Meeting point: Largo Castello Piazza Municipio
Visit Details:

The Bourbon Tunnel represents the bourbon civil engineering’s pride of the underground; thanks to the “Standard” Tour you can visit and admire it. You can enter to our site from the Morelli Car Parking, descending a staircase of the 18th century. The tour will show you the fabulous project of the architect Enrico Alvino and the technical problems he met, while he was working. You will walk through the “Bolla” Renaissance aqueduct system, admiring the bridges built by the Bourbon to bypass the cisterns. You will have the chance to visit a World War II air bomb shelter, built in these underground spaces, where a lot of authentic objects of the time have been found. During the whole guided tour you will be surrounded by statues’ fragments, vintage cars and motorbikes found buried under tons of debris, illegally dumped into the underground – from the end of the World War II until the ’70s-, when the Bourbon Tunnel was used as a police car pound.
This activity excludes scuba diving.

Ticket: €10 (not covered by conference registration)
Meeting point: Morelli Car Parking –Via Domenico Morelli, 61
Visit Details:

Simply, the most famous pizza maker in Napoli!

Meeting point: Lungomare di Napoli – Via Partenope, 1
Pizzeria Details:

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Villa Doria d’Angri, built for prince Marcantonio Doria in 1880, used to be a beautiful noble manor.
Now it is part of the University of Napoli ”Parthenope” and serves as an academic and cultural venue.

Villa Doria d'Angri

  • Via Francesco Petrarca, 80 Napoli, Italy
  • +39 339 3055922
  • 8:00 - 18:00

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