Welcome to the OpenFog Consortium blog. Our members represent some of the leading thinkers in fog computing, and we hope you enjoy some of their unique insights. All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only and reflects the viewpoints of the individual author contributors.

March 6, 2018

Using Fog Computing & Networking for Drone Camera Efficiencies

By Dr. Aakanksha Chowdhery, Associate Research Scholar,  Princeton University   This is part two of a two-series blog on this topic.   In my first blog, I highlighted how fog computing works with drones to make them more efficient and help to locally process necessary information.  Fog-computing-based architectures can provide two key benefits to emerging…  Read More


February 27, 2018

Send in the Drones: Enabling Operational Efficiencies through Fog Computing

by Aakanksha Chowdhery, Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University This is part one of a two-series blog on this topic.   We have entered an era where commercial drones have processing capability similar to smart phones.  For example, drones come equipped with many types of sensors, and they allow developers to develop and sell applications…  Read More


February 9, 2018

IoT Evolution Expo Reveals a Broad Range of Platforms, Standards, and Approaches

by Charles Byers, Principal Engineer with Cisco's Corporate Strategic Innovation Group.  This post was originally published by Cisco.   On January 22-25, I attended the IoT Evolution Expo conference at Disney World in Orlando.  This is a broad based conference focused on IoT and related technologies.  This is the 19th event in this series of conferences…  Read More


January 4, 2018

Just the Facts: Insights of Fog for 2018

A survey of fog trends by members of the OpenFog Consortium.  This blog is an excerpt from the original content written for Embedded Computing Design.   As we usher in 2018, one thing is certain: there will be a whole new set of predictions on what technologies will be hot in the coming year. Some of…  Read More


December 4, 2017

Fogonomics: Pricing and Incentivizing Fog Computing

by Liang Zheng (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University) and Carlee Joe-Wong (Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University)   What are the economics behind the emerging market for fog computing?  Fog computing enables advanced digital deployments in AI, IoT and 5G, and also creates new business models from new services.  Yet there are additional economic factors at stake.  …  Read More


October 9, 2017

Lifting Healthcare through the Fog

By Arsalan Mosenia, Princeton University Healthcare has been revolutionized through rapid advances in communication protocols and the miniaturization of transceivers in 1990s, along with the emergence of wearable medical sensors (WMSs) in the early 2000s.  These sensor-based systems, which capture, analyze, and store various physiological signals for future use, are key to enabling proactive and…  Read More


September 1, 2017

Do we all really know what a fog node is? Current trends towards an open definition

By Eva Marí-Tordera, Xavi Masip-Bruin, Jordi Garcia-Almiñana, Admela Jukan, Guang-Jie Ren, Jiafeng Zhu, Advanced Network Architectures Lab (CRAAX), Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC)  Read More


August 21, 2017

At the Edge of Fog: 10 areas where fog extends edge functionality in IoT and 5G ecosystems

The role of fog computing as the necessary architecture to enable IoT, 5G and embedded AI is getting clearer, but questions remain about the linkage between fog and edge.  The bottom line:  Fog and edge are synergistic. At the OpenFog Consortium, we describe fog computing as bridging the continuum from cloud networks to things.  …  Read More


August 16, 2017

Flying through Fog: Why fog computing and fog networking is crucial to ushering in the era of commercial drones

by Charles Byers, co-Chair, OpenFog Technical Committee & Principal Engineer and Platform Architect with Cisco's Corporate Strategic Innovation Group   No doubt about it:  The drones are flying in. According to the FAA, last year more than 670,000 drones were registered in the U.S. alone.  Drones – also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) –…  Read More


July 29, 2017

Fog World Congress - Come Immerse Yourself in the Fog

  by Lynne Canavan, Executive Co-Chair, Fog World Congress Fog computing continues to steadily expand, due to its ability to uniquely solve the technical challenges of advanced digital applications in IoT, embedded AI and 5G.  For use cases that require SCALE – Security, Cognition, Agility, Latency, and Efficiency – all handled in sub-milliseconds – fog…  Read More


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