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.

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


June 16, 2017

Word games: The drive for precision in a complex world. Introducing the OpenFog Glossary of Terms for Fog Computing & Fog Networking

What’s in a name?  While Shakespeare eloquently wrote otherwise, in today’s world, names matter a great deal.  Especially in technology.  And especially when it comes to creating new architectural approaches – like fog computing. That’s why members of the OpenFog Consortium have spent a great deal of time on its Glossary of Terms for Fog Computing &…  Read More


May 26, 2017

Every way it's measured, fog is spreading

The breakdown of market research studies shows fog is clearly gathering momentum Fog computing has been building steam for a couple of years now.  When the OpenFog Consortium launched 18 months ago, membership numbers quickly skyrocketed. Then, after we published the OpenFog Reference Architecture in February, fog established a leading mindshare position in the discussions…  Read More


May 4, 2017

Smart Grid & Fog: Taking steps towards a prototype Software Platform for Fog Computing

by Gabor Karsai, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Software-Integrated Systems at Vanderbilt University The US power grid is a machine on a truly gigantic scale. It supplies reliable and stable electric power to more than $300 million customers via its 450,000 miles of high-voltage transmission…  Read More


April 12, 2017


By Brett Murphy, co-Chair, OpenFog Software Infrastructure Workgroup and Director of Business Development, Industrial Internet of Things, Real-Time Innovations   Fog computing is getting more popular and is breaking ground as a concept for deploying the Industrial IoT. Fog computing is defined by the OpenFog Consortium as “a system-level horizontal architecture that distributes resources and…  Read More


March 30, 2017

The OpenFog Reference Architecture: a Roundtable discussion on what it is, and why it matters

The OpenFog Consortium published the OpenFog Reference Architecture in February 2017.  A few of our Working Group co-chairs took time from their busy schedules to sit down with Embedded Computing Design magazine to talk about this work, and why it matters.  Here's what they had to say.  Read More


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