Thu., Oct. 24, 2019 – Fraunhofer FOKUS Berlin, Germany

3rd Edge Computing Forum

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.

The future of Cloud Computing is distributed and will have a market value of 21 Billion USD by 2023. At the forum the latest technological advancements in the areas of Edge Intelligence and Edge Computing will be presented alongside best practices and experiences gained from recent testbeds and trials. We expect 100-200 decision makers and key experts from the industry. Leading experts, innovators, first movers, and early adopters present their newest achievements and discuss open issues. As an independent research organization it is important to us to know more about current challenges in the related areas.

Major focus areas include:

  • Applications, Use Cases and Business Models
  • Connectivity and Communication (TSN + 5G + OPC UA)
  • Data and Programmability (AI + Management)
  • Standardization and Future Developments

We will address most of the areas covered in the Reference Architecture Model Edge Computing (RAMEC) as depicted below.

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

Reference Architecture Model Edge Computing (RAMEC)
Reference Architecture Model Edge Computing (RAMEC) CC-BY 4.0 Fraunhofer FOKUS
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Impressions of Edge Computing Forum 2018