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Industry Leaders and Universities Come Together to Discuss the Future of 5G, IoT and Embedded AI at First Fog World Congress
[September 26, 2017]

Industry Leaders and Universities Come Together to Discuss the Future of 5G, IoT and Embedded AI at First Fog World Congress

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The OpenFog Consortium (OpenFog) and the IEEE Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc), today introduced Fog World Congress, the first multi-day conference and exhibit on fog computing and networking. The event will take place on Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at the Santa Clara Marriott. The conference features more than 75 speakers, 55 sessions and an exhibit area to showcase the technologies, applications and research enabling new business models in the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and embedded artificial intelligence (AI).  

Fog computing enables rapid, secure processing of critical data-dense applications, addressing inherent challenges that neither cloud nor edge can resolve alone. Fog distributes computing, storage, control and networking services, enabling real-time data analytics, supporting time-critical local control, connecting and protecting vast and diverse resource-constrained devices, and overcoming network bandwidth and availability constraints.

“Supporting complex, emerging systems and applications, such as the IoT, 5G mobile systems, embedded AI, Big Data and edge analytics requires a new computing and networking model,” said Dr. Tao Zhang, OpenFog co-founder, IEEE fellow and general chair of Fog World Congress. “Without fog computing, the vision we have of a future with autonomous cars, advanced drones and an internet of everything simply can’t happen.”  

“OpenFog and IEEE omSoc have joined forces to create Fog World Congress for industry and academia to educate and collaborate on fog-related opportunities and challenges, formulate strategy and showcase results, including the need for possible new standards,” said Dr. Doug Zuckerman, IEEE fellow and former IEEE ComSoc president.

This three-day conference includes four tracks on technology, industry, research and interactive events. Featured speakers will discuss autonomous vehicles and industry use cases, and lead technical sessions.  Four conference tracks cover:

  • Technology: The technical challenges and how-to’s of design and deployment    
  • Industry: Case studies showcasing implementations and fog-enabled innovations in factories, cities, energy, transportation and more
  • Research: Invited and peer-reviewed research on leading areas in fog computing and networking 
  • Interactive: Facilitated interactive roundtable discussions and fog hackathon

In addition to speaker presentations and discussions, Fog World Congress will feature a “Fog Tank,”  which gives fog-focused startups the opportunity to pitch their company vision to a panel of venture capitalists. The hackathon inspires competition among industry experts and student teams to solve challenges related to energy management for smart buildings. The social impact workshop initiates dialog on the impact of how fog will shape the future.

Event Details

What: Fog World Congress 2017
When: Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2017
Where: Santa Clara Marriott, 2700 Mission College Blvd. Santa Clara, California

For more information and to register, please visit: Press and analysts are invited to register and attend free of cost.

Follow along with the discussion on social media using #fogcomputing and @OpenFog.

About Fog World Congress

Fog World Congress is the first fog-centric conference, created to bring business, technology and research together to explore the technologies, challenges, deployments and opportunities in fog computing—the enabler for 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and embedded artificial intelligence (AI).

The three day conference will take place at the Santa Clara Marriott on Oct. 30-Nov.1 in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit or follow the OpenFog Consortium on Twitter and LinkedIn for updates.

Media Contacts:
Emily Singer
Karbo Communications for Fog World Congress

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