Airport use case paper will be presented at IEEE Mobile data Management (MDM) 2020!

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We are delighted to announce that a research paper, developed under the mF2C project, has been accepted for presentation in the International Conference on Mobile Data Management’s 3SCity-E2C Workshop, to be held on 30 June 2020, as virtual conference (instead of the announced location of Versailles, France)


Title “A smart fog-to-cloud system in airport: challenges and lessons learnt”,

by Antonio Salis* and Jens jensen+

* Engineering Sardegna, Italy

+ STFC/UK Research and Innovation, UK



Airports are one relevant environment in the smart cities implementation. Recent progresses in IoT have made it possible to develop advanced real-time services and assistance tools for travelers, making use of fog computing as an architectural model that places itself between the Cloud and the IoT, in the Cloud-to-Things Continuum, fulfilling requirements for strict real-time responses.
The main tool exploits the concept of proximity marketing and covers the essential experience through the airport onto the flight, but also allows travelers to spend their waiting time by discovering the facilities of the airport, supported by a recommendation system using machine learning. The system provides also the airport planners an aggregated and anonymized view, like heat maps, of travelers behavior that highlight bottlenecks in the infrastructure, or highlight situations that require intervention, such as emergencies. The app in based on Android and makes use of the fog-to-cloud platform developed by the Horizon2020-funded mF2C project, giving evidence that the adoption of the fog-to-cloud approach brings significant benefits in terms of performance and optimization of resource usage, giving an objective evidence of the impact of the mF2C framework.


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