Co-located with CAiSE 2020

About NeGIS

NeGis workshop aims to collect contributions and stimulate discussions on next generation information systems, where new technologies such as cloud and fog computing are employed and (sensitive) data are heavily used, produced and distributed.


The amount of data and services supported by Information Systems (ISs) has increased exponentially during the last few years. To improve their efficiency and reduce costs, modern organizations have been shifting their services, with part of their ISs, to the Cloud. More recent developments have shown an inversion towards decentralization and distribution of applications and services in the huge pool of devices and computing facilities available nearer to the customers. This shift is due to the impact of Internet of Things, which is further increasing the amount of data to be stored and computed. Fog Computing is the last frontier for ISs, where data and services can be moved in the continuum of resources between the cloud and the edge.

In this context, the management of ISs can exploit the diversification of the resources available, but at the same time is getting more and more complex and challenging. ISs management should take into consideration the heterogeneity of the cloud/fog infrastructure. Such complex architecture is posing new challenges in the management of modern applications, especially in reference to security, privacy, and energy efficiency. Security and privacy needs to be considered for the amount of sensitive data possibly produced and the high level of distribution of them, while energy efficiency is central, due to the high amount of computational nodes in today’s ISs. These requirements can significantly change from application to application, and a universal solution is not possible. For these reasons, new solutions are needed for monitoring and modeling applications and services in modern ISs, and for enforcing the satisfaction of conflicting requirements.

In this workshop we aim to collect contributions investigating issues related to the management of cloud and fog computing in modern information systems with a focus, but not limited, on energy efficiency, security, and privacy, their relations and trade-off with other requirements such as response time and throughput. In doing so, we are considering both the application components of the information system with their complexity, as well as the management of the data used by such applications. We also consider the impact of the human in the loop, looking at how the awareness and the behaviors of users and designers in socio-technical systems can affect the effective adoption of energy and security policies.

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Topics of the workshop include but are not limited to: 

  • Modelling Cloud and Fog computing solutions for modern Information Systems  
  • Monitoring and Managing Information Systems in Cloud and Fog Computing 
  • Models, methods, and tools for data management in Cloud and Fog Computing
  • Energy-awareness and sustainability in Information Systems: metrics and measurements
  • Quality of Service, energy efficiency and security in Mobile Edge Computing
  • Methodologies and tools for energy efficiency and security compliance in Cloud and Fog computing
  • Adaptive approaches to manage energy consumption, QoS, and security of applications and systems
  • Energy and Security aware blockchain solutions
  • Energy and security requirements in Information Systems and Socio-Technical Systems
  • Energy and security behaviours in Socio-Technical Systems

Submission and Deadlines

Papers should present original research that is unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. The workshop accepts regular (12 pages) and short (6 pages) papers.

Proceedings will be published in LNBIP. Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form.

Please submit your paper in PDF format through the conference management system at



Paper Submission: 26th February
3rd March 2020 
Notification: 1st April 2020
Camera-ready: 7th April 2020

BEST PAPER AWARD - an extended version of the best paper will be considered in a fast review track of a high level international journal

Program Committee

Contributions will be blind reviewed by at least three PC members.

  • Marco Aiello, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Achim Brucker, University of Exeter, UK Georges
  • Da Costa, IRIT, University of Toulouse, France
  • Vasiliki Diamantopoulou, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Christina Herzog, IRIT, University of Toulouse,
  • France Carlo Mastroianni, ICAR-CNR, Italy
  • Giovanni Meroni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Haris Mouratidis, University of Brighton, UK
  • John Mylopoulos, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Anne-Cécile Orgerie, CNRS – IRISA, France
  • Per-Olov Östberg, Umeå University, Sweden
  • Elda Paja, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Michalis Pavlidis, University of Brighton, UK
  • Jean-Marc Pierson, Paul Sabatier University, France
  • Pierluigi Plebani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Patricia Stolf, IRIT, University of Toulouse, France
  • Haiyang Yu, Beijing University of Technology, China


The workshop will be divided into two main parts.

  • Papers presentations, divided into sessions according to the topics emerged from the contributions.
  • Round table discussion aiming at enhancing collaboration.