Edge Computing: A Primer

  • Jie Cao
  • Quan Zhang
  • Weisong Shi

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Jie Cao, Quan Zhang, Weisong Shi
    Pages 1-9
  3. Jie Cao, Quan Zhang, Weisong Shi
    Pages 11-18
  4. Jie Cao, Quan Zhang, Weisong Shi
    Pages 19-35
  5. Jie Cao, Quan Zhang, Weisong Shi
    Pages 59-70
  6. Jie Cao, Quan Zhang, Weisong Shi
    Pages 71-87
  7. Jie Cao, Quan Zhang, Weisong Shi
    Pages 89-90

About this book


The success of the Internet of Things and rich cloud services have helped create the need for edge computing, in which data processing occurs in part at the network edge, rather than completely in the cloud.  In Edge Computing: A Primer the vision and definition of Edge computing is introduced, as well as several key techniques that enable Edge computing. Then, four applications that benefit from Edge computing are presented as case studies, ranging from smart homes and public safety to medical services, followed by a discussion of several open challenges and opportunities in Edge computing. Finally, several key tools for edge computing such as virtualization and resource management are explained. 



Edge Computing IoT Internet of Things hybrid Cloud-Edge analytics Video Analytics smart home computation unloading

Authors and affiliations

  • Jie Cao
    • 1
  • Quan Zhang
    • 2
  • Weisong Shi
    • 3
  1. 1.Wayne State UniversityDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Wayne State UniversityDetroitUSA
  3. 3.Wayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-02082-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-02083-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5776
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