IIoT Gateway for Edge Computing Applications

  • Mihai Crăciunescu
  • Oana ChenaruEmail author
  • Radu Dobrescu
  • Gheorghe Florea
  • Ştefan Mocanu
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 853)


With the emergence of IoT applications Cloud architecture proves to be inefficient in handling massive amounts of data, mainly because of the variable latency and limited bandwidth. More specific, major requirements of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) like control and real-time decision making could not be addressed. These limitations along with the increasing intelligence in the lower levels of the data transmission architecture led to the development of an intermediate edge processing layer, closer to the process, enabling distributed computing and near real-time communication. In this paper a new perspective on edge architectures is presented and a model for a new edge gateway is designed. This device aims to facilitate new distributed computing methods while being able to handle both operational and functional requirements. Three case studies analyse how this device can be used to improve existing solutions: a hydroponic greenhouse, Smart Grid implementation for power systems and a video surveillance system in a manufacturing application.


IIoT Edge computing Edge gateway Distributed computing 



This work was partially supported by the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research under grant 78PCCDI/2018-CIDSACTEH.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mihai Crăciunescu
    • 1
  • Oana Chenaru
    • 1
    Email author
  • Radu Dobrescu
    • 1
  • Gheorghe Florea
    • 1
  • Ştefan Mocanu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Automation and Industrial InformaticsUniversity Politehnica of BucharestBucharestRomania

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