DITAS: Unleashing the Potential of Fog Computing to Improve Data-Intensive Applications

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Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 824)


Although it has been initially introduced in the telecommunication domain by Cisco [1], Fog Computing is recently emerging as a hot topic also in the software domain, and especially for data-intensive applications (DIA), with the goal of creating a continuum between the resources living on the Cloud and the ones living on the Edge [3]. In fact, especially because of the significant increasing of smart devices connected to the Internet (e.g., smartphones, raspberry PI), operators at the edge of the network are no longer considered as content consumers but also content providers, i.e., the so called prosumers. This new scenario implies a paradigm shift and the Fog Computing is contributing to it, by considering Cloud and Edge parts of the same platform.



DITAS project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement RIA 731945.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e BioingegneriaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Atos Spain SABarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Information Systems Engineering Research GroupTU BerlinBerlinGermany
  4. 4.IBM Research – HaifaHaifaIsrael
  5. 5.NTUA - National Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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