What is Fog?
–A horizontal architecture for distributing computing, storage, control, and communication services closer to end users along the Cloud-to-Thing continuum
–Complements or enables, but differs significantly from, other related technologies: SDN, NFV, Mobile Edge Computing, IoT, Big Data, …
What Do We Propose?
–Partner with the Open Fog Consortium (OpenFog) to enable, shape, and accelerate the emerging era of Fog
What are the Activities, Goals, and Expected Outcomes?
–Identify needs for, and develop, new standards required for enabling Fog
–IEEE-OpenFog Annual Fog World event integrating academia and industry
–Organize new Fog-related conferences, workshops, panels, journal special issues, journals
–Offer speakers to Fog-related industry events
–Establish IEEE’s relevance and leadership in the industry that will be re-shaped significantly by Fog
–Establish IEEE as the go-to source for Fog education and training
–Collaborate with OpenFog to establish Fog testbeds for academic experiments and for technology validation and demonstration needed by the industry
–Channel government R&D funding to Fog research to be a leader in Fog R&D
–Build an IEEE Portal on Fog to 1) integrate and deliver Fog-related information and services, 2) support outreach, and 3) organize education and training activities
–Build a database for tracking Fog-related conferences, publications, education, standards, community interests, and testbed