Corso di “Fog computing, Cloud systems, and the Internet of Things: Synergies and Integration” – Prof. Giandomenico Spezzano (08 – 12 Maggio 2017)

Course title: 

“Fog computing, Cloud systems, and the Internet of Things: Synergies and Integration”

Course program:

Fog Computing represents an extremely significant evolution in Cloud Computing and in computing in general. Its emergence emphasizes the dominance of a decentralized model for computing that is more flexible and agile than the traditional centralized paradigm. Such agility and flexibility are necessary with Big Data applications taking the form of the IoT and its low or no latency requirements. Fog computing extends the cloud-based Internet by introducing an intermediate layer between mobile devices and cloud, aiming at the smooth, low-latency service delivery from the cloud to mobile. This accordingly leads to a three hierarchy Mobile-Fog-Cloud architecture

This course teaches the fundamentals of Fog Computing, the network architecture that uses one or a collaborative multitude of end-user clients or near-user edge devices to carry out storage, communication, computation, and control in a network. It also teaches the synergies and integration of Fog Computing in the design of Cloud-assisted systems for Internet of Things including consumer and industrial applications.


Course schedule:

Monday      8   may  09:00-12:00,     Meeting Room of DIMES
Tuesday      9   may  15:00-18:00,     Meeting Room of DIMES
Thursday    11  may  09:00-12:00,    Meeting Room of DIMES
Friday         12  may  09:00-12:00,    Meeting Room of DIMES


Short Bio: 

Giandomenico Spezzano is a Research Director at the Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), where he manages the Smart Pervasive and Distributed Systems (SpeedyLab) Group. He was an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electronics, Computer Science and Systems (DEIS) at the University of Calabria, Italy, since 1994. Previously, he worked at CRAI (Consortium for Research and Applications of Information Technology), Italy, where he has led various research projects in the distributed and parallel computing area. He received the Laurea degree in Industrial Technologies Engineering from the University of Calabria, Italy, in 1980. He has published three books and more than 180 papers in conference proceedings and journals such as IEEE TEC, IEEE CSE, FGCS, PDCP, Parallel Computing, Concurrency: Practice and Experience. His current research interests cover models and tools for massively parallel architecture, cloud computing, peer-to-peer computing, internet of things, edge/fog computing, parallel and distributed data mining, parallel genetic programming, cellular automata and swarm intelligence. He is serving as a program committee member for many international conference and he is member of ACM and IEEE Computer Society.