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Fog Computing pp 131-151 | Cite as

Mechanisms Towards Enhanced Quality of Experience (QoE) in Fog Computing Environments

  • P. Beaulah Soundarabai
  • Pethuru Raj Chellaiah
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Abstract

The Fog or Edge computing emerges as one of the important paradigms for setting up and sustaining smarter environments across industry verticals. Our everyday environments are being meticulously advanced and accentuated through a bevy of edge and digital technologies and tools in order to be situation-aware and sophisticated. On the other side, we have powerful Cloud environments contributing as the one-stop IT solutions not only for business automation but also for people empowerment. Compared to the number of prospective Cloud environments, the number of Fog environments is going to be quite large with the availability of billions of connected devices. The scope of Fog environments, which are being touted as the most crucial for empowering people and in their everyday activities, is bound to escalate in the days to unfurl. The immediate challenge for Fog environments is to drastically enhance the quality of experience (QoE) for users. Academic professors and industry professionals have come out with a number of solution approaches and algorithms. This chapter is being specially prepared and presented in this book to tell all about the role and responsibility of Fog computing environments, the unique use cases and the various challenges, etc. Furthermore, the significance of QoE is described in detail and how that requirement can be attained by smartly applying various proven and potential technologies. This chapter also aims to motivate the readers and researchers to dig deep into this new critical requirement to unearth pioneering solutions towards enhanced QoE.

Keywords

Fog computing Quality of experience QoE Edge computing Internet of Things IoT Fog data analytics Real-time applications Fog RAN Architecture 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Beaulah Soundarabai
    • 1
  • Pethuru Raj Chellaiah
    • 2
  1. 1.CHRIST Deemed to be UniversityBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Reliance Jio Cloud Services (JCS)BangaloreIndia

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