On behalf of the organizing committee, it’s our great honor to officially welcome you all to the 20th New Frontiers in Computing Conference on “Accelerating Smart And Connected Communities”. As in the past, this conference includes a variety of high-tech and emerging topics, this year we focus on applications enabled by mobile and fog-edge computing technologies.

An advancement of computing and communications is propelling the emergence of smart and connected communities (S&CC) which are positively impacting on the urban community lifestyles of nearly everyone regardless of the age and living standard. In these communities, all interactive information systems are capable of communicating with each other to allow coordination and improve safety security and efficiency. Key areas are Urban Agglomeration, Human Computing Interface, urban space planning, transportation, telecommunication, energy generation, distribution and consumption, employment and housing centers, and delivery of government services.