Welcome To The 2nd Workshop on Cloud-to-Things continuum: towards the convergence of IoT, Edge and Cloud Computing - (Cloud2Things) 2022

It's Nice To Meet You

May 16 - 19, 2022. Taormina, Messina Italy.

Workshop Program

Cloud2Things Workshop - 16.05.2022 (The conference Time Zone is CEST)
9:50 - 10:00 Welcome and Introduction
10:00 - 11:00 Cloud2Things Session 1 (Hybrid)
Session Chair: Dr. Antonino Galletta
Physical Room: Accademia dei Pericolanti (ground floor)
Virtual Room: Room B
Paper #4: “Network-Aware Container Placement in Cloud-Edge Kubernetes Clusters”
Paper #7: “Towards a Model-Based Serverless Platform for the Cloud-Edge-IoT Continuum”
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00 Cloud2Things Session 2 (Hybrid)
Session Chair: Christian Sicari
Physical Room: Accademia dei Pericolanti (ground floor)
Virtual Room: Room B
Paper #2: “OTE: Optimal Trustworthy EdgeAI solutions for smart cities”
Paper #1: “Automating Edge-to-cloud Workflows for Science: Traversing the Edge-to-cloud Continuum with Pegasus”
Paper #9: “Enabling the CUDA Unified Memory model in Edge, Cloud and HPC offloaded GPU kernels”
13:00 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 16:00 Panel Session (Hybrid): "Implementing Digital Twins in smart manufacturing environments: experience from the IoTwins project"
Physical Room: Accademia dei Pericolanti (ground floor)
Virtual Room: Room B
Chair: Dr. Giuseppe Di Modica
Dr. Giuseppe Di Modica, University of Bologna
Dr. Daniel Nehls, Fraunhofer FOKUS
Dr. Andrea Borghesi, University of Bologna
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:55 Cloud2Things and SIoTEC joint Session (Hybrid)
Session Chair: Angelo Marchese
Physical Room: Accademia dei Pericolanti (ground floor)
Virtual Room: Room B
Paper #10 Cloud2Things: “Collaborative Edge Computing to bring services in Rural Areas”
Paper #11 Cloud2Things: “A Supervised Learning Solver for Proactive Optimization of Cross-Cloud Applications”
Paper #5: “A Distributed Peer to Peer Identity and Access Management for the Osmotic Computing”
Paper #6 SIoTEC: “Improving Cellular Automata for Distributed Ledgers”
Paper #8 SIoTEC: “Toward a high-performance clustering algorithm for securing edge computing environments”
17:55 - 18:00 Closing and best paper awards


The objective of the workshop is to provide a forum to discuss problems, solutions, open technical challenges, and perspectives of ongoing research activities concerning the orchestration of resources in the Cloud-to-Things continuum landscape. The Cloud-toThings continuum concept refers to the opportunity of taking advantage of a broad computing context that mixes Cloud, Edge and IoT resources, thus providing a “continuum” of computing services that applications will be able to access in a transparent and uniform fashion. One of the main challenges posed by a Cloud-to-Things unified computing environment consists in the design and implementation of a system capable of orchestrating (activating, deactivating, integrating, etc.) computing resources offered by heterogeneous computing infrastructures possibly owned by different providers. This workshop intends to investigate the technological challenges that the research community will have to face in order for the mentioned system to be workable in near future.

Important dates

Paper Submission Deadline:

February 27th, 2022 (Extended firm)

Notification of Acceptance:

March 11th, 2022

Camera-ready Submisison Deadline:

March 18th, 2022 (Extended firm)

Paper Submission

We invite original research papers that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere.
Submitted papers should be no longer than 8 pages in two-column IEEE template format. All accepted papers will be published as part of the CCGRID proceedings. All previous CCGRID proceedings have been published by the IEEE and available online through IEEE Digital Library (EI indexing).

A "Best Paper Award" Certificate will be conferred on the author(s) of a paper presented at the workshop, selected by the Chairs based on scientific significance, originality and outstanding technical quality of the paper, as assessed also by the evaluations of the members of the Program Committee.

Best papers presented at the workshop will be selected and the corresponding authors will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers for possible publications in:

Submission link


Download CFP

Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:

Management services

  • Service provisioning and monitoring in a Cloud-to-Things environment
  • Resource elasticity in Cloud-to-Things contexts
  • Algorithms and systems for automated elasticity
  • Orchestration and automation of management activities
  • Cross context/domain service migration
  • Cross cloud offloading
  • Orchestration of microservices;
  • Blockchain-based resource orchestrator
  • Machine learning techniques for resource orchestration

Non-functional features

  • Quality of Service and SLA in Cloud-to-Things
  • Service continuity
  • Autonomic Cloud-to-Things
  • Fault management in Cloud-to-Things provisioning
  • Disaster mitigation
  • Scalability of Cloud-to-Things supports and infrastructures
  • Security policies in Cloud-to-Things
  • Cost mitigation strategies

Data Analytics

  • Distributed Analytics Cloud Orchestration
  • Serverless Execution of Machine Learning and SQL workloads on the Cloud
  • Orchestration of Complex Mixed Data-parallel Dataflow Workloads on the Cloud-to-Things Continuum
  • Stateful Workload Orchestration for Serverless environments on the Cloud

Applicative domains

  • Smart City
  • Smart Industry
  • Smart Grid
  • Smart Agriculture
  • Smart Health

Openness and integration

  • Open-source private Cloud-to-Things solutions
  • Open interoperability issues in Cloud-to-Things solutions
  • Cloud-to-Things federations

Data management

  • Scalable storage architectures in Cloud-to-Things
  • Data migration in Cloud-to-Things
  • Data governance across Cloud-to-Things


  • May 16 - 19, 2022.

    Taormina, Messina, Italy.

    Workshop of the 22nd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Internet Computing (CCGrid 2022).

    Conference link
  • May 10 - 13, 2021.

    Melbourne, Australia.

    Workshop of the 21th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Internet Computing (CCGrid 2021).

    Conference link
  • Be Part
    Of Our

Technical Program Committee


Prof. Paolo Bellavista

Dr. Giuseppe Di Modica

Dr. Ioannis Konstantinou

Dr. Antonino Galletta

TPC Members (sorted by surname)

Mónica Aguilar Igartua - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Uwe Breitenbücher - University of Stuttgart
Alina Buzachis - University of Messina
Lorenzo Carnevale - University of Messina
Paulo Ferreira - University of Oslo
Stefano Forti - University of Pisa
Dragi Kimovski - University of Klagenfurt
Ioannis Konstantinou - Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Thessaly
Christos Kotselidis - University of Manchester
Francesco Leotta - Sapienza Università di Roma
YINHAO LI - Newcastle university
Hiram H. López - Cleveland State University
Andrea Marrella - Sapienza Università di Roma
Suejb Memeti - Blekinge Institute of Technology
David Monschein - Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
Joan Navarro - La Salle Campus Barcelona - Universitat Ramon Llull
Nikolay Nikolov - SINTEF AS
Fernando Perales - JOT INTERNET MEDIA
José Antonio Peregrina - Karlsruhe University of Applied Science
Thomas M. Prinz - Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Fabiana Rossi - University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Skhiri Sabri - EURANOVA
Christian Sicari - University of Messina
Ahmet Soylu - OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University
Dimitrios Tsoumakos - National Technical University of Athens
Ester Vidaña-Vila - La Salle Campus Barcelona - Ramon Llull University
Alex Vieira - Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora
Oliver Waldhorst - Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
Christian Zirpins - Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
Nochta Zoltán - Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

National Technical University of Athens


University of Messina


University of Bologna


Future Computing Research Laboratory




IEEE Computer Society


Association for Computing Machinery

Contact Us