Edge_Computing_Forum
Tue., Nov. 13, 2018 – Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany

The Future of Edge Computing

November 13th, 2018, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany

Since the 1960's we have observed paradigm shifts in the context of distributed computing from mainframes to client-server models and back to centralized cloud approaches. The next development will include the distribution of intelligence back to the topological edge of the network. This natural evolution decreases dependency and load on the network and enhances data privacy and protection. Edge Computing is applied in several application domains and enables areas such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Industrial Internet of Things, or Digital Twins.

At the Edge Computing Forum the latest technological advancements in the areas of Edge Intelligence, Edge Computing, Fog Computing and autonomous Cyber-physical Systems will be presented alongside best practices and experiences gained from recent testbeds and trials. Leading experts from standards-developing organizations, innovators, first movers and, early adopters present their newest achievements and discuss open issues.

Major focus areas include:

  • Scientific Perspective on State-of-Play of Edge Computing Research
  • Real-time Edge Connectivity & Communication
  • Edge Intelligence, Data Analytics and Security
  • Edge Computing Platforms, Edge Cloud Management and Orchestration
  • Edge Computing Best Practices and Use Cases, Experiences gained from recent Testbeds and Trials


In the evening you will have the chance to have face-to-face discussions with our experts. Additionally, demonstrators will be shown live between the different sessions. Have a look at the program and register today.


Hosted and organized by:

Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS

Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 31, 10589 Berlin, Germany


General Chairs:

Dr.-Ing. Alexander Willner and Dr.-Ing. Florian Schreiner

Fraunhofer FOKUS, Heads of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Center


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