Challenges and Opportunities in Edge Computing

Blesson Varghese, Nan Wang, Sakil Barbhuiya, Peter Kilpatrick, Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos

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Many cloud-based applications employ a data centre as a central server to process data that is generated by edge devices, such as smartphones, tablets and wearables. This model places ever increasing demands on communication and computational infrastructure with inevitable adverse effect on Quality-of-Service and Experience. The concept of Edge Computing is predicated on moving some of this computational load towards the edge of the network to harness computational capabilities that are currently untapped in edge nodes, such as base stations, routers and switches. This position paper considers the challenges and opportunities that arise out of this new direction in the computing landscape.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Smart Cloud (IEEE SmartCloud), 2016.
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 26 Dec 2016
EventIEEE International Conference on Smart Cloud (IEEE SmartCloud), 2016 - New York, United States
Duration: 18 Nov 201620 Nov 2016


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Smart Cloud (IEEE SmartCloud), 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York
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