Enabling Sustainable Smart Environments Using Fog Computing
|Title||Enabling Sustainable Smart Environments Using Fog Computing|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Conference||2018|
|Authors||Zanafi, S., M. Giacobbe, M. Scarpa, A. Puliafito, and N. Aknin|
|Conference Name||The 1st International Conference on Electronics, Control, Optimization and Computer Science (ICECOCS’18)|
|Conference Location||Kenitra - Morocco|
|Keywords||Energy-aware, Fog computing, IoT, IoTaaS, smart buildings, Smart Environment, sustainability.|
The upward trend in using both Cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way of conceiving information and communication systems. We can talk about IoT Cloud to indicate a distributed complex system which is able to provide IoT-as-a-Service (IoTaaS). At the edge of the system, multisensors electronic devices make smart the ``things'' they control also enabling the interconnection with a remote Cloud infrastructure, platform, or software through the Internet.
In such scenario, achieving energy-aware IoTaaS is a challenge which needs appropriate choices in all the environmental, economic and ethical aspects of sustainability. The use of Fog computing can help to discover new business opportunities taking into account the above ``green'' goal.
In this paper, we discuss the advantages from using Fog computing to offer energy-aware IoTaaS in sustainable smart environments.
Moreover, we present an experimental use case proving the feasibility of our proposal.