The Fog Computing workshop, organized by OpenFog and ShanghaiTech University (ShanghaiTech) on April 24th, was held at the School of Information Science and Technology (SIST), ShanghaiTech University. Along with the workshop, the OpenFog Consortium Greater China Regional Committee and the Shanghai Institute of Fog Computing Technology (SHIFT) were officially launched. Officials and researchers from ShanghaiTech, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT), China Institute of Communications, Intel, CISCO, etc. attended this event.
Dr. Yang Yang, Director of the OpenFog Consortium Greater China Regional Committee, and Dr. Luo Xiliang, ShanghaiTech associate professor, served as the chairs of the meeting. OpenFog Chairman Mr. Helder Antunes announced the establishment of the OpenFog Consortium Greater China Regional Committee. Vice President & Provost of ShanghaiTech Professor Yin Jie and academician Wang Xi, Director of Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, inaugurated the Shanghai Institute of Fog Computing Technology.
Fog Computing is an extension of Cloud Computing. Fog computing extends the cloud computing model, and can be widely used in a variety of services, especially the application the Internet of things. With the rapid development of the Internet of things, fog computing technology will have broad prospects for development.
Leading researchers from around the world including Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, gave enlightening talks. During the panel session, eight panelists offered their views on the significance, methods, and application fields of fog computing technology.
The OpenFog Consortium (OpenFog) is a public-private ecosystem formed to accelerate the adoption of fog computing. It was founded by ARM, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Microsoft and Princeton University in November 2015 and currently has over 50 member organizations throughout the world.
Following the OpenFog Consortium Board of Directors election results, ShanghaiTech was elected as Director unit for the Greater China Region and ShanghaiTech Distinguished Professor-in-Residence Yang Yang was appointed Director of the OpenFog Consortium Greater China Region (GCR) Committee. During this term, ShanghaiTech will lead and promote the research, development, testing, and standardizing efforts in the GCR, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and mainland China. The OpenFog GCR Committee will accelerate the adoption of fog computing to solve the bandwidth, latency, and communications challenges associated with the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, the Tactile Internet and other advanced concepts in the digitized world.
The Shanghai Institute of Fog Computing Technology (SHIFT) was jointly established by ShanghaiTech University and Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology. The institute will serve the construction of Zhangjiang Comprehensive National Science Center, and actively participate in major strategic projects and major infrastructure projects including advanced sensors and networking, Smart grid, smart cars and new energy vehicles, Big data and cloud computing. Its aim is to build a major, world-renowned strategic project scientific research and experimental base.