Enabling Sustainable Smart Environments Using Fog Computing

TitleEnabling Sustainable Smart Environments Using Fog Computing
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2018
AuthorsZanafi, S., M. Giacobbe, M. Scarpa, A. Puliafito, and N. Aknin
Conference NameThe 1st International Conference on Electronics, Control, Optimization and Computer Science (ICECOCS’18)
Date Published12/2018
Conference LocationKenitra - Morocco
KeywordsEnergy-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.