- Rafael Azevedo and Paulo Silva “An Approach of Risk Maturity Models for SOA” [DOI][HAL]
- Eber Santana and Éldman Nunes “Smart Cities Evaluations through SMM Framework – Sustainability Maturity Model” [DOI][HAL]
- Layth Sliman, Benoit Charroux and Nazim Agoulmine “An Innovative Negotiations and Enactment Smart Contract-based Framework for on-line Sharing Economy Platforms” [DOI][HAL]
- Emanuel Coutinho and Alan Nascimento Gomes “An Architecture Proposal for E-health Data Collection and Storage Based on Internet of Things and Blockchain” [DOI][HAL]
- Rafael Freitas Reale, Walter Pinto Neto and Joberto S. B. Martins “BAMSim Simulator for Link Bandwidth Allocation and Sharing with BAM Models” [DOI][HAL]
- Celestino Barros, Victor Rocio, André Sousa and Hugo Paredes “Task Scheduling Algorithms for Fog paradigm” [DOI][HAL]
- Francisco Jose Badaro Valente Neto, Constantino Jacob Miguel, Ana Carla dos S. de Jesus and Paulo N.M.Sampaio “SDN Controllers – A Comparative Market Survey” [DOI][HAL]
- Emanuel Coutinho and Alan Nascimento Gomes “Blockchain Applications with Permissionless Distributed Ledger Technology” [DOI][HAL]
It is a great pleasure to present you ADVANCE’2021: the 9th International Workshop on ADVANCEs in ICT INfrastructures and Services. This year 2021, it was planned to be held in Zaragoza (Spain), but, unfortunately, due to the world pandemic, it was celebrated online.
Perhaps, more than ever, ICT technologies need to play a key role in our societies, as the virus is dramatically limiting our social face-to-face interactions, we need communication technologies to help mitigate our constraints, but also current advances in networking, distributed services and distributed infrastructures can also significantly help manage the sanitary conditions. ADVANCE represents, therefore, a fantastic forum for discussion about how current ICT technologies and their research trends should evolve to meet our current and future emergency needs in the ICT domain.
The focus of the ADVANCE series of workshops is to provide a forum for the publication, presentation and discussion of relevant efforts of the worldwide scientific community, practitioners, researchers, engineers from both academia and industry on the latest theoretical and technological advances in ICT. After the successful organization of the 1st ADVANCE workshop in 2012 in Canoa Quebrada (Brazil) with the support of IFCE Aracati, the 2nd edition was held in the city of Morro de Sao Paulo (Brazil). In 2013, with the support of IFCE, the 3rd edition was held in Miami (USA). In 2014, with the support of IFU, the 4th edition was held in Recife (Brazil). In 2015, with the support of UFPE, the 5th edition was held in the city of Evry Val d’Essonne (France). In 2017, with the support of UEVE/Paris Saclay, the 6th edition of the workshop was held in the beautiful city of Santiago de Chile (Chile), with the support of the Universidad De Chile (UC). The 7th edition was held in Cape Verde Islands with the support of the Universidad de Cabo Verde. In 2020, the 8th edition is being held in the city of Cancun (Mexico) with the support of the Universidad del Caribe and the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan. Finally, this year 2021, is being held online, with the support of the University of Zaragoza (Spain) and University College Cork (Ireland).
ADVANCE’2021 consists of two main sessions, with two Invited Talks. The technical sessions are addressing currently hot topics, including Service Oriented Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Contracts, Block-Chain technologies and e-Health, Internet of Things and Cloud & Fog computing, and Software Defined Networking (SDN). The 2 Technical Sessions consist of 4 full papers and 4 short papers. The first invited talk about “Artificial Intelligence at the Edge of
the Cloud” is given by the invited speaker Prof. Omer F. Rana from Cardiff University (United Kingdom). The second invited talk, about scalability of LoRa Networks for dense IoT scenarios, is given by the invited speaker Prof Congduc Pham from the University of Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (France). An overall number of 10 papers were submitted this year, we want to thank the 26 authors that submitted their papers to ADVANCE’2021. Our deep gratitude also goes to
the 34 members of the Technical Program Committee for their hard work in reviewing the submissions. Finally, we thank our colleagues from University of Zaragoza and University College Cork for the organization and making possible the celebration of ADVANCE’2021 online.
Rafael Tolosana Calasanz, General Chair
Gabriel Gonzalez-Castañé, TPC Co-Chair
Nazim Agoulmine, Steering Committee Chair