Walking through the fog....
His speech is going to focus on the limitations of #cloud computing and the subsequent increased interest toward computing approaches that inherit the flexibility and adaptability of the cloud paradigm, while acting in proximity of a specific scenario.
Walking through the fog (computing): trends, use-cases and open issues
Abstract: Despite its huge success in many IT-enabled application scenarios, cloud computing has demonstrated some intrinsic limitations that may severely limit its adoption in several contexts where constraints like e.g. preserving data locally, ensuring real-time reactivity or guaranteeing operation continuity despite lack of Internet connectivity (or a combination of them) are mandatory.
These distinguishing requirements fostered an increased interest toward computing approaches that inherit the flexibility and adaptability of the cloud paradigm, while acting in proximity of a specific scenario. As a consequence, the emergence of this “proximity computing” approach has exploded into a plethora of architectural solutions (and novel terms) like fog computing, edge computing, dew computing, mist computing but also cloudlets, mobile cloud computing, mobile edge computing (and probably few others I may not be aware of…).
The talk will initially make an attempt to introduce some clarity among these “foggy” definitions by proposing a taxonomy whose aim is to help identifying their peculiarities as well as their overlaps. Afterwards, the most important components of a generalized proximity computing architecture will be explained, followed by the description of few research works and use cases investigated within our Center and based on this emerging paradigm. An overview of open issues and interesting research directions will conclude the talk.