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Fog Computing

Isiaka Alimi

Instituto de Telecomunicações

Researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Aveiro, Portugal, where he is participating in various R&D activities and is an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).


Nelson Muga

Instituto de Telecomunicações

Member of the Optical Society – OSA and holder of a Ph.D. degree in Physical Engineering from the University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Qin Xin

University of the Faroe Islands

Holder of world-leading fellowships at the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, at the Simula Research Laboratory, Norway, and at the University of Bergen, Norway. Management Committee Board member of Denmark for several EU ICT projects (ICT COST Action TD1207, IC1004 COST, ICT COST Action IC1101, ICT COST Action IC0906, ICT COST Actions TD1207, IC1004, IC1101, IC0906, and IC0902.

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Paulo P. Monteiro

Universidade de Aveiro

Member of the ECOC (European Conference on Optical Communication) Technical Program Committee and a Senior Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).


Latency Fog-Radio Access Networks Edge Computing Tactile Internet Fog-Enabled IoT Architecture Fog Computing Resource Management Spectrum Sharing Cloud Resilience Software-Defined Systems Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Anything as a Service (XaaS) Cyber-Physical Systems

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The Internet of things (IoT) is an emerging technology that requires latency-aware computation to support real-time application and processing. The connected smart devices are leveraging different bandwidth-intensive applications and generate big data that has been imposing considerable traffic pressure on the networks. The generated traffic is usually processed in the cloud-platform due to the associated scalability and on-demand service features of the computing infrastructure. However, for certain delay-sensitive IoT applications and services, exclusive processing at the conventional cloud may bring an inefficient solution. This is due to related latency, bandwidth, and connectivity issues. Fog computing is an emerging model in which different geographically dispersed control, communication, computation, storage, and networking resources are deployed in close proximity to the network edge. In this context, ubiquitous and on-demand mobile applications with stringent requirements can be efficiently supported while the traffic congestion and energy consumption are minimized. Nevertheless, interoperability and efficient resource management in fog computing are challenging because of the dynamic nature of end devices.

This book aims to provide the fundamental concepts and state-of-the-art in the field of fog computing. It will cover both theoretical and practical advances to facilitates its suitability for students, researchers, and professional engineers.

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Isiaka Alimi

Instituto de Telecomunicações

Isiaka A. Alimi received his Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, in 2018. He was a Senior Engineer (radio frequency management and transmission) for the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria from 2004 to 2012. He joined the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, in 2013. He is currently a researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Aveiro, Portugal, where he has been participating in various R&D activities. He has authored/co-authored more than 30 technical papers in journals and 6 book chapters. His research interests include network security, optical communication networks, microwave photonics, advanced signal processing and their applications for effective resources management in access networks. Dr. Alimi is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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