Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks

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Edge Computing for Real-Time Video Stream Analytics

  • Miao Hu
  • Lei Zhuang
  • Di Wu
  • Zhichuang Huang
  • Han Hu
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32903-1_275-1



Edge computing is a method of optimizing cloud computing systems by taking the control of computing applications, data, and services away from central nodes to the edge of the network. Video analytics is the capability of automatically analyzing video contents to detect and determine temporal or spatial events.

Historical Background

Satyanarayanan et al. (2009) first discussed the technical obstacles of mobile computing and proposed a new architecture named as cloudlet, which is then unified into edge cloud. With an edge cloud, a mobile user exploits virtual machine (VM) or container technology to rapidly instantiate customized service and then uses that service over a wireless network. Generally, the edge cloud can be regarded as a trusted, resource-rich computer or cluster that’s well-connected to the Internet and available for use by nearby mobile devices. Following the concept of edge computing, many works conducted case studies...

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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grants 61802452, 61572538, Guangdong Special Support Program under Grant 2017TX04X148, the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities under Grant 17LGJC23, and the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation under Grant 2018M631025


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miao Hu
    • 1
  • Lei Zhuang
    • 1
  • Di Wu
    • 1
  • Zhichuang Huang
    • 1
  • Han Hu
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Data and Computer Science and Guangdong Province Key Laboratory of Big Data Analysis and ProcessingSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.School of Information and ElectronicsBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina

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  • Zhi Liu

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