Fog Computing Based Energy Management System Model for Smart Buildings

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 773)


In this article, a three layered architecture is proposed for smart buildings. A fog based infrastructure is designed and deployed on the edge of network, where fog processes the private data collected through the smart meters and stores the public data on cloud. Further, end user has facility to schedule and control the home appliances by using a centralized energy management system. Moreover, the electricity and network resources utilization charges can be calculated. We analyze the performance of cloud based centralized system, considering the fog computing as an intermittent layer between system user layer and cloud layer and without considering fog computing. Simulation results prove that fog layer enhances the efficient utilization of network resources and also reduces the bottleneck on the cloud computing.


Smart grid Smart building Fog computing and Cloud computing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.COMSATS Institute of Information TechnologyIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.National University of Science and TechnologyIslamabadPakistan

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