Cloud computing has evolved as a cost-effective, easy-to-use, elastic and scalable computing paradigm to transform today’s business models. 5G, Industrial IoT, Industry 4.0 and China-2050 frameworks and technologies are introducing new challenges that cannot be solved efficiently using current cloud architectures. To handle the collected information from such a vast number of devices and actuators, and address these issues, novel concepts have been proposed to bring cloud-like resources closer to end users at the edge of the network, a technology called edge computing.
From architectures to models, technologies and applications, this book focuses on the Edge Computing paradigm due to its unique characteristics where heterogeneous devices can be equipped with decision making processes and automation procedures to carry out applications across widely geographically distributed areas.
This book provides valuable insights for ICTs engineers, scientists, researchers, developers and practitioners who are involved in developing and implementing edge and cloud-based solutions ranging from sensors and actuators to cloud-based back-end systems.