Benefits of a Fog-to-Cloud Approach in Proximity Marketing

  • Antonio SalisEmail author
  • Glauco Mancini
  • Roberto Bulla
  • Paolo Cocco
  • Daniele Lezzi
  • Francesc Lordan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11339)


The EC H2020 mF2C Project is working to the development of a software framework that enables the orchestration of resources and communication at fog level, as an extension of cloud computing and interacting with the IoT. In order to show the project functionalities and added-values three real world use cases have been chosen. This paper introduces one of the mF2C use cases: Smart Fog Hub Service (SFHS) use case, in the context of an airport, with the objective of proving that the adoption of the fog-to-cloud approach brings relevant benefits in terms of performance and optimization of resource usage, thus giving an objective evidence of the impact of the mF2C framework.


Cloud computing Fog computing Fog-to-cloud Distributed systems IoT Proximity marketing 3G 4G/LTE Wi-Fi 



This work is supported by the H2020 mF2C project (730929).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Salis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Glauco Mancini
    • 1
  • Roberto Bulla
    • 1
  • Paolo Cocco
    • 1
  • Daniele Lezzi
    • 2
  • Francesc Lordan
    • 2
  1. 1.Engineering Sardegna SrlCagliariItaly
  2. 2.Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)BarcelonaSpain

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