The 6th IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing (ICFEC 2022)
May 16, 2022, Taormina (Messina), Italy
in conjunction with IEEE/ACM CCGrid 2022
We are delighted to invite you to the 6th IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing to be held in Taormina (Messina), Italy.
The number of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices is predicted to reach 38.6 billion by 2025. These connected devices, ranging from user devices to more complex systems, such as vehicles and power grids, are equipped with sensing, actuating, communication, processing, and storage capabilities, and they generate huge amounts of data of various types. However, the need to operate the scale of heterogeneous IoT devices while being performance-efficient in real-time is challenging. Typically, the data generated by the IoT devices are transferred to and processed centrally by services hosted on geographically distant clouds. This is untenable given the communication latency incurred and the ingress bandwidth demand.
A new and disruptive paradigm spear-headed by academics and industry experts is taking shape so that applications can leverage resources located at the edge of the network and along the continuum between the cloud and the edge. These edge resources may be geographically or in the network topology closer to IoT devices, such as home routers, gateways, or more substantial micro data centers. Edge resources may be used to offload selected services from the cloud to accelerate an application or to host edge-native applications.