Welcome to WEEE 2021, in conjunction with ACM e-Energy 2021

We are entering an era full of modern AI-powered mobile/IoT applications with prominent examples like virtual/augmented reality and autonomous driving. Leveraging sophisticated machine learning technologies, these applications typically require massive computation applied on an enormous amount of data (e.g., audio/video and time-series sensor data). On the other hand, such applications impose stringent constraints on performance metrics like latency, throughput, and reliability due to their user-interactive and mission-critical nature. These challenges have driven the evolution of the traditionally centralized cloud computing paradigm into a more distributed one at the network edge in close proximity of end-devices or even on-device computing solutions, where energy efficiency is of critical concern.

WEEE focuses on efficient machine learning solutions for mobile/IoT scenarios and energy-efficient systems for edge computing and networking in general. We invite researchers and practitioners to submit original ongoing work, visionary ideas, or experience related to topics include, but not limited to:


Yunxin Liu, Microsoft Research

Title: On-Device Deep Learning: from Centralized Intelligence in the Cloud to Distributed Intelligence on the Edge

Abstract: TBA

Bio: Yunxin Liu is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Asia. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from University of Science and Technology of China, Tsinghua University, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, respectively. His research interests are mobile and edge computing. His work has been published in top conferences and journals such as MobiSys, MobiCom, SenSys, NSDI, CCS, TON, TMC and TPDS; transferred into multiple Microsoft products including Visual Studio, XBOX XDK and Windows Phone; and featured in news media including ABC News, The Register, NetworkWorld and many others. He served as a TPC member of multiple conferences such as MobiSys, MobiCom, ATC, WWW and INFOCOM. He is serving as a general co-chair of MobiHoc 2021. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. He received MobiCom 2015 Best Demo Award, PhoneSense 2011 Best Paper Award, and SenSys 2018 Best Paper Runner-up Award.

Accepted Papers

Design Considerations for Energy-efficient Inference on Edge Devices
Walid A. Hanafy, Tergel Molom-Ochir, Rohan Shenoy (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA)

Automated Selection of Energy-efficient Operating System Configurations
Benedict Herzog, Fabian Hügel, Stefan Reif, Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany), Timo Hönig (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)

Self-Sustainable Cyber-Physical Systems with Collaborative Intermittent Computing
Gaosheng Liu, Lin Wang (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Efficiency of Virtualization over MEC plus Cloud
Vincenzo Mancuso (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain), Paolo Castagno, Matteo Sereno (Università di Torino, Italy)

Energy-efficient AI over a Virtualized Cloud Fog Network
Barzan A. Yosuf, Sanaa H. Mohamed, Mohammed M. Alenazi, Taisir E. H. El-Gorashi, Jaafar M. H. Elmirghani (University of Leeds, UK)

Submission Guidelines

Submissions focusing on specific mobile/IoT applications and generic edge computing are both welcome. We solicit the following two types of contributions:

  • Regular papers describing original research ideas and work, up to 6 pages including all figures, tables, but excluding references. Accepted regular papers will be presented at the workshop as oral presentations.
  • Vision papers identifying new research problems/challenges in the field, up to 4 pages including all figures, tables, but excluding references. Accepted vision papers will be presented at the workshop as short presentations followed by interactive discussions.

Papers that, at the time of submission, are under review for another venue or have been published, or that overlap substantially in technical content with papers under review or previously published, should not be submitted. All accepted regular and vision papers will be published in the conference proceedings and the ACM Digital Library.

We only accept submissions in the PDF format. All submissions should be formatted using the standard 9-point ACM double-column format (sigconf proceedings template), single-blind. Papers that do not meet the size and formatting requirements may not be reviewed. Word and LaTeX templates are available on the ACM Publications Website. Submissions will be judged on originality, relevance, technical quality, and clarity. At least one of the authors of every accepted paper must register and present the work at the workshop. The organizing committee will select a Best Paper Award among submitted papers and this will be announced during the workshop.

Submission site: https://weee2021.hotcrp.com.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: Mar 31, 2021 April 14, 2021 (extended)
  • Author notification: Apr 30, 2021
  • Camera-ready submission: May 18, 2021


Workshop and TPC Chairs

Steering Committee

Technical Program Committee

Web and Publicity Chairs

@ 2021 WEEE Organizing Committee. All rights reserved.