About BECS 2024

Edge clouds are emerging as a pivotal computing infrastructure, especially with the advancements in communication technologies like 5G and Web of Things (WoT) infrastructures. They play a significant role in collecting and processing big data efficiently, particularly in smart cities and smart factories. In such environments, the provision of real-time Web services for various data types becomes imperative. Additionally, the creation of a dependable framework for developing big data service applications is crucial. The upcoming fourth edition of the BECS workshop aims to offer a platform for scholars and practitioners to exchange experiences and present ongoing work on delivering enhanced Web services by leveraging big data in edge cloud environments.

Workshop Program

The workshop program is as follows (all time is in Central European Standard Time, CEST):

14:00-14:15CEST Opening
14:15-15:00 CEST Keynote talk

People as a Service: Bringing the human back in the loop of IoT systems
Prof. Jose García Alonso, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain

15:00-15:30 CEST Paper session I

EPFLU: Efficient Peer-to-peer Federated Learning for Personalized User Models in Edge-Cloud Environments
Xiangchi Song*, Zhaoyan Wang, Kyeongdeok Baek and In-Young Ko - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Addressing WSN Deployments Over Obstacle Clad- Irregular Terrains
Shekhar Tyagi and Abhishek Srivastava* - Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India

15:30-16:00 CEST Coffee Break
16:00-16:50 CEST Paper session II

Federated Learning on Virtual Reality Environments: Performance Analysis on Standalone Devices
Daniel Flores-Martin - CénitS - COMPUTAEX, Spain,
Francisco Díaz-Barrancas*, Pedro J. Pardo, Javier Berrocal and Juan Manuel Murillo Rodríguez - University of Extremadura, Spain

Enhancing Software Defect Prediction in Ansible Scripts using Code-Smell-Guided Prompting with Large Language Models in Edge-Cloud Infrastructures
Hyunsun Hong*, Sungu Lee - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea,
Duksan Ryu - Jeonbuk National University, South Korea,
Jongmoon Baik - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Software Practice and Experience on Smart Mobility Digital Twin in Transportation and Automotive Industry
Jonggu Kang* - Sungshin Women’s University, South Korea

16:50-17:00 CEST Closing

Keynote Talk

People as a Service: Bringing the human back in the loop of IoT systems

  • Speaker

    Prof. Jose García Alonso

    Associate Professor at the Universidad de Extremadura, Spain

  • Summary of the talk

    The computing capabilities of smartphones and IoT devices have increased significantly over the last years. These capabilities can be used not only to gather more and more information to be processed on the cloud, but also to transform these devices into services providers. This talk will explore the People as a Service paradigm in which smartphones and IoT devices become an integral part of the edge cloud services to process data and provide services about their owners or the people around them.

  • Short bio

    Jose Garcia-Alonso is an Associate Professor at the University of Extremadura, Spain, where he completed his PhD in software engineering in 2014. He is the co-founder of Gloin, a software consulting company, and Health and Aging Tech, an eHealth company. His research interests include service-oriented computing, pervasive computing, the eHealth continuum, and quantum software engineering. He is also part of the International Society of Gerontechnology Executive Board.

Topics of Interest

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Web services in edge clouds
  • Web of things in edge clouds
  • AI in Edge Computing (Edge AI)
  • Dependable and highly usable big data platforms
  • Distributed data collection, analysis and prediction
  • Stream data processing in edge clouds
  • Big knowledge graphs for distributed edge cloud environments
  • Modeling and mashup of edge cloud services
  • Microservice architecture for edge cloud environments
  • Edge-cloud interaction and collaboration

Workshop Organizers

In-Young Ko

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea

Michael Mrissa

InnoRenew CoE, University of Primorska, Slovenia

Juan Manuel Murillo

University of Extremadura & COMPUTAEX Foundation, Spain

Abhishek Srivastava

Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore), India

Technical Program Committee

  • Jongmoon Baik, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • Cheyma Ben Njima, MARS Lab, Tunisia
  • Eunkyoung Jee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • Jeehoon Kang, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • Min-Soo Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • Jemin Lee, Yonsei University, South Korea
  • Ayan Mondal, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India
  • Jules M. Moualeu, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Placido Souza Neto, IFRN, Brazil
  • Victoria Torres, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
  • Javier Troya, University of Malaga, Spain

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: April 14, 2024 April 21, 2024 (Extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: May 5, 2024
  • Workshop day: June 17, 2024
  • Camera-ready: July 20, 2024

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit full papers (maximum length of 12 pages, including all references and figures) or short/demo papers (maximum length of 6 pages, including all references and figures). Papers should be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS formatting guidelines.

All papers should be submitted through the EasyChair platform.

Accepted papers will be included in the post-workshop proceedings to appear in Springer's CCIS series. For each accepted paper, at least one author must attend the workshop and present the paper. Registration is subject to the terms and conditions of ICWE.

Selected high-quality submissions will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to a special issue of the Journal of Web Engineering (indexed in SCIE and Scopus).

Contact: becs2024@easychair.org

Previous Editions

Editions Date Location
BECS 2023 June 6, 2023 Alicante, Spain
BECS 2022 July 8, 2022 Bari, Italy
BECS 2021 May 18, 2021 Biarritz, France Virtual