The DITAS project has released “Information Logistics and Fog Computing: The DITAS∗ Approach” into the Open Fog Consortium Research area. The paper describes the DITAS foundations, where applications live in a Fog Computing environment, where data moves from the cloud to the edge and vice versa to provide secure, reliable, and scalable solutions with excellent performance. The paper was previously presented in CAiSe Forum 2017 by our partner Pierluigi Plebani.

The Open Fog Consortium Research area is dedicated to gain insights into advanced research on fog computing from universities, research centers and industry organizations. The OpenFog Consortium is a consortium of high tech industry companies and academic institutions across the world aimed at the standardization and promotion of fog computing in various capacities and fields. The consortium was founded by Cisco Systems, Intel, Microsoft, Princeton University, Dell, and ARM Holdings in 2015 and now has 57 members across the North America, Asia, and Europe, including Forbes 500 companies and noteworthy academic institutions.

In February 2016, OpenFog Consortium published the white paper, “OpenFog Reference Architecture”. It outlined the eight pillars of an OpenFog architecture: Security; Scalability; Open; Autonomy; Programmability; RAS (Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability); Agility; and Hierarchy. In February 2017, OpenFog Consortium published the OpenFog Reference Architecture. This discusses eight technical pillars for fog computing.