A Research Perspective on Fog Computing

  • David BermbachEmail author
  • Frank Pallas
  • David García Pérez
  • Pierluigi Plebani
  • Maya Anderson
  • Ronen Kat
  • Stefan Tai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10797)


State-of-the-art applications are typically deployed on top of cloud services which offer the illusion of infinite resources, elastic scalability, and a simple pay-per-use billing model. While this is very convenient for developers, it also comes with relatively high access latency for end users. Future application domains such as the Internet of Things, autonomous driving, or future 5G mobile apps, however, require low latency access which is typically achieved by moving computation towards the edge of the network. This natural extension of the cloud towards the edge is typically referred to as Fog Computing and has lately found a lot of attention. However, Fog Computing as a deployment platform has not yet found widespread adoption; this, we believe, could be helped through a consistent use of the service-oriented computing paradigm for fog infrastructure services. Based on this motivation, this paper describes the concept of Fog Computing in detail, discusses the main obstacles for Fog Computing adoption, and derives open research challenges.


Fog Computing Cloud computing Edge computing 



This work has been supported by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under contract 731945 (DITAS project).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Bermbach
    • 1
    Email author
  • Frank Pallas
    • 1
  • David García Pérez
    • 2
  • Pierluigi Plebani
    • 3
  • Maya Anderson
    • 4
  • Ronen Kat
    • 4
  • Stefan Tai
    • 1
  1. 1.TU Berlin, Information Systems Engineering Research GroupBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Atos Spain SA, Atos Research and InnovationBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  4. 4.IBM Research HaifaHaifaIsrael

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