October 6, 2017

Fog and IoT: An overview of Research Opportunities


This research paper was written by Dr. Mung Chiang (Princeton University) and Dr. Tao Zhang (Cisco), two of the founders of the OpenFog Consortium.  The white paper is published by IEEE and can be downloaded here (small fee applies):

Description: Fog is an emergent architecture for computing, storage, control, and networking that distributes these services closer to end users along the cloud-to-things continuum. It covers both mobile and wireline scenarios, traverses across hardware and software, resides on the cloud network edge but also over access networks and among end users, and includes both data plane and control plane. As an architecture, it supports a growing variety of applications, including those in the Internet of Things (IoT), fifth-generation (5G) wireless systems, and embedded artificial intelligence (AI). This survey paper summarizes the opportunities and challenges of fog, focusing primarily in the networking context of IoT.