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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(12), 1325; doi:10.3390/app7121325

Fog over Virtualized IoT: New Opportunity for Context-Aware Networked Applications and a Case Study

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Department of Information Engineering, Electronics, and Telecommunication, Sapienza University of Rome, via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Department of Mathematics, University of Padua, 35131 Padua, Italy
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Department for Management of Science and Technology Development, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Faculty of Information Technology, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University, Melbourne 3220, Australia
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Received: 19 November 2017 / Revised: 2 December 2017 / Accepted: 13 December 2017 / Published: 19 December 2017
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Abstract

In this paper, we discuss the most significant application opportunities and outline the challenges in real-time and energy-efficient management of the distributed resources available in mobile devices and at the Internet-to-Data Center. We also present an energy-efficient adaptive scheduler for Vehicular Fog Computing (VFC) that operates at the edge of a vehicular network, connected to the served Vehicular Clients (VCs) through an Infrastructure-to-Vehicular (I2V) over multiple Foglets (Fls). The scheduler optimizes the energy by leveraging the heterogeneity of Fls, where the Fl provider shapes the system workload by maximizing the task admission rate over data transfer and computation. The presented scheduling algorithm demonstrates that the resulting adaptive scheduler allows scalable and distributed implementation. View Full-Text
Keywords: Vehicular Fog Computing; Big Data Streaming; energy-efficiency; resource management; Infrastructure-to-Vehicular Vehicular Fog Computing; Big Data Streaming; energy-efficiency; resource management; Infrastructure-to-Vehicular
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Naranjo, P.G.V.; Pooranian, Z.; Shamshirband, S.; Abawajy, J.H.; Conti, M. Fog over Virtualized IoT: New Opportunity for Context-Aware Networked Applications and a Case Study. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 1325.

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