Nomadic Applications Traveling in the Fog

  • Christoph HochreinerEmail author
  • Michael Vögler
  • Johannes M. Schleicher
  • Christian Inzinger
  • Stefan Schulte
  • Schahram Dustdar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 189)


The emergence of the Internet of Things introduces new challenges like network congestion or data privacy. However, it also provides opportunities, such as computational resources close to data sources, which can be pooled to realize Fogs to run software applications on the edge of the network. To foster this new type of resources, we revisit the concept of mobile agents and evolve them to so-called nomadic applications, which allow addressing vital challenges for the Internet of Things.

In this paper, we propose a system design to realize nomadic applications and discuss several challenges that need to be addressed in order to apply them to real-world scenarios.


Fog computing Cloud computing Internet of Things Mobile agents 



This paper is supported by TU Wien research funds and by the Commission of the European Union within the CREMA H2020-RIA project (Grant agreement no. 637066).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Hochreiner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michael Vögler
    • 1
  • Johannes M. Schleicher
    • 1
  • Christian Inzinger
    • 2
  • Stefan Schulte
    • 1
  • Schahram Dustdar
    • 1
  1. 1.Distributed Systems GroupTU WienViennaAustria
  2. 2.S.E.A.LUniversity of ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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