Fog Computing

Concepts, Frameworks and Technologies

  • Zaigham Mahmood

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Concepts and Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Zaigham Mahmood, Muthu Ramachandran
      Pages 3-21
    3. Bvuma Stella, Kelvin Joseph Bwalya
      Pages 63-80
  3. Frameworks and Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Tamas Pflanzner, Attila Kertesz
      Pages 83-105
    3. P. Beaulah Soundarabai, Pethuru Raj Chellaiah
      Pages 131-151
    4. Nuno Santos, Helena Rodrigues, Jaime Pereira, Francisco Morais, Raquel Martins, Nuno Ferreira et al.
      Pages 153-181
    5. Cinzia Cappiello, Pierluigi Plebani, Monica Vitali
      Pages 183-202
  4. Advanced Topics and Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Pierluigi Plebani, David Garcia-Perez, Maya Anderson, David Bermbach, Cinzia Cappiello, Ronen I. Kat et al.
      Pages 249-266
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 287-291

About this book


This authoritative text/reference describes the state of the art of fog computing, presenting insights from an international selection of renowned experts. A particular focus is provided on development approaches, architectural mechanisms, and measurement metrics for building smart adaptable environments. The coverage also includes important related topics such as device connectivity, security and interoperability, and communication methods.

Topics and features:

  • Introduces the core concepts and principles of fog computing, and reviews the latest research and best practice relating to fog/edge environments
  • Discusses the vision for an Internet of Things (IoT) in terms of fog computing and other related distributed computing paradigms, such as cloud computing
  • Presents a survey of the key issues and broader aspects of the fog paradigm, as well as the factors that affect adoption of fog computing
  • Examines frameworks and methodologies for fog-based architecture design, improving performance, and measuring quality of experience
  • Proposes tools and methodologies for analyzing large amounts of sensor data from smart city initiatives
  • Describes approaches for designing robust services, management of data-intensive applications, context-aware data analysis, and vehicular networking
  • Identifies potential future research directions and technological innovations in relation to distributed computing environments such as the IoT

This enlightening volume offers essential perspectives for researchers of distributed computing and computer networking, as well as for advanced undergraduate and graduate students pursuing interests in this area. Professional engineers seeking to enhance security and connectivity in their IoT systems will also find this work to be a valuable reference.

Prof. Dr. Zaigham Mahmood is an established author and editor of 22 books, Technology Consultant at Debesis Education UK, and Professor at the Shijiazhuang Tiedao University in China. He also holds positions as Foreign Professor at NUST and IIU in Pakistan.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Zaigham Mahmood
    • 1
  1. 1.Debesis EducationDerbyUnited Kingdom

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