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Simulating Fog and Edge Computing Scenarios: An Overview and Research Challenges

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Irish Institute of Digital Business, Dublin City University, D9 Dublin, Ireland
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Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, 57001 Thessaloniki, Greece
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, University Campus, Kimmeria, 67100 Xanthi, Greece
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Future Internet 2019, 11(3), 55; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi11030055
Received: 31 January 2019 / Revised: 20 February 2019 / Accepted: 21 February 2019 / Published: 26 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cloud Computing and Internet of Things)
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Abstract

The fourth industrial revolution heralds a paradigm shift in how people, processes, things, data and networks communicate and connect with each other. Conventional computing infrastructures are struggling to satisfy dramatic growth in demand from a deluge of connected heterogeneous end points located at the edge of networks while, at the same time, meeting quality of service levels. The complexity of computing at the edge makes it increasingly difficult for infrastructure providers to plan for and provision resources to meet this demand. While simulation frameworks are used extensively in the modelling of cloud computing environments in order to test and validate technical solutions, they are at a nascent stage of development and adoption for fog and edge computing. This paper provides an overview of challenges posed by fog and edge computing in relation to simulation. View Full-Text
Keywords: cloud computing; edge computing; fog computing; simulation; modelling; simulation challenges cloud computing; edge computing; fog computing; simulation; modelling; simulation challenges
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Svorobej, S.; Takako Endo, P.; Bendechache, M.; Filelis-Papadopoulos, C.; Giannoutakis, K.M.; Gravvanis, G.A.; Tzovaras, D.; Byrne, J.; Lynn, T. Simulating Fog and Edge Computing Scenarios: An Overview and Research Challenges. Future Internet 2019, 11, 55.

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