In recent times, the advancement of smart communication and computing technologies has led to the development of various support systems for real-time applications including smart building, smart city, smart healthcare, smart grid, etc. These emerging Next-Generation Internet-of-Things (Nx-IoT) applications are recently based on fog computing technology, which brings cloud computing to the proximity of the devices, which addresses issues of IoT applications such as the latency, energy-efficiency, security, and reliability. While fog computing has attracted significant attention by both research community and industry, after a decade of research, we still do not see large-scale deployments of public/private fog networks, which can be utilized in realizing interesting IoT applications. Prof. Satish Narayana Srirama was awarded SERB CRG Project – “Next-Generation Internet of Things Applications Orchestration and Service Provisioning at Fog Networks” (CRG/2021/003888), to address the challenges associated with adopting fog computing. As part of the study, ‘FogDEFT’ framework was developed that supports dynamic deployment of services on resource-constrained fog networks.

To further the knowledge dissemination and capacity building, as part of our scientific social responsibility (SSR) activities of the project, we conducted the Hands-on workshop on “Standards Compliant Dynamic Deployment of Fog Computing Applications” on 6th January 2024. The results of the project were presented to the attendees and the participants could try the solutions as part of hands-on exercises, in building interesting fog based IoT applications.

The participants of the workshop are from several academic institutions and software industries in Hyderabad. The presenters of the workshop are Prof. Satish Narayana Srirama and Mr. Rajesh Thalla of School of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Hyderabad, and Dr. Chinmaya Kumar Dehury from Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia.


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