Fog World Congress 2017

30th October 2017 to 1st November 2017
Location: Santa Clara, CA, USA

We are pleased to be a Gold Sponsor of Fog World Congress and will be showcasing our Vortex Edge Computing solution on booth #406 at the event. ADLINK's EVP Rob Risany will be presenting on the How Analytics Measure Up In Fog Environments Panel and ADLINK's Steve Jennis will be presenting on the Edge & Fog - The Practitioners Perspective Panel.

Fog World Congress 2017 Fog ComputingThe OpenFog Consortium and IEEE are pleased to jointly host the first conference focused on fog computing and fog networking.  Fog World Congress features keynotes, four tracks (research, technology, business and interactive), an expo area and more. Accelerating IoT, 5G and AI through fog computing:  The first conference that brings industry and research together to explore the technologies, challenges, deployments and opportunities in fog.

The event will feature:

  • Dynamic keynotes providing insights into the transformation enabled by fog computing
  • Interactive track including a fog hackathon and roundtable 'Ask Me Anything' sessions
  • Business use cases presented by early adopters of fog computing
  • Technology sessions covering the architectural, security, connectivity and other challenges and opportunities of fog computing
  • Research findings from leading universities and industry research via peer-reviewed paper presentations
  • Exhibits showcasing the latest fog computing technologies

Pushing computing, control, data storage and processing into the cloud has been a key trend in the past decade. However, cloud alone is encountering growing limitations in meeting the computing and intelligent networking demands of many new systems and applications. Local computing both at the network edge and among the connected things is often necessary to, for example, meet stringent latency requirements, integrate local multimedia contextual information in real time, reduce processing load and conserve battery power on the endpoints, improve network reliability and resiliency, and overcome the bandwidth and cost constraints for long-haul communications.

​The cloud is now "descending" to the network edge and sometimes diffused onto end user devices, which forms the "fog". Fog computing distributes computing, data processing, and networking services closer to the end users along the cloud-to-things (C2T) continuum. Instead of concentrating data and computation in a small number of large clouds, fog computing envisions many fog systems deployed close to the end users or where computing and intelligent networking can best meet user needs. Fog computing and networking present a new architecture vision where distributed edge and user devices collaborate with each other and with the clouds to carry out computing, control, networking, and data management tasks.

​Realizing fog computing and networking imposes many new challenges. For example, how to compose, deploy, and manage distributed fog services, how to enable highly scalable and manageable fog networking and computing, how to secure fog computing systems, how should the fog interact with the cloud, and how to enable users to control their fog services provided by fog operators. Addressing these challenges necessitates rethinking of the end-to-end network and computing architecture.

​The conference agenda will address key challenges and opportunities in the architecture, algorithms, applications of fog, including:

  • Fog computing and networking architectures, including fog-based radio access networks
  • Fog system and service management
  • Fog-cloud interactions and enabling protocols
  • Fog-based data services, including distributed data centers, edge data analytics, and edge caching
  • Edge resource pooling
  • Security and privacy in fog computing environment
  • Fog-enabled applications
  • Trials and experimentation on fog computing and networking

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