What do you expect to achieve in this project?
mF2C provides a novel framework, that is able to bypass the current gap between traditional cloud computing architectures and novel fog ones. It will increase the efficiency of using resources by taking into consideration not only service requirements, but also user demands. mF2C is agnostic of the domain where it can be applied, meaning that the project can address the needs of different verticals of different sizes, leveraging European competitiveness. European businesses will be able to scale up based on the principles of the sharing economy in a cooperative framework.
How will European citizens benefit from this project, both from the technology developments it accomplishes as well as the scientific breakthroughs it may achieve?
There are still many unsolved challenges in the fog-to-cloud arena, as it was shown in the latest version of the fog reference architecture released by the OpenFog Consortium. Digital businesses have entered the market, and this is influencing the traditional business culture by making citizens technology consumers, as well as shapers of how businesses operate. mF2C connects people, devices and services into one single digital ecosystem where businesses are able to adapt their solutions to specific user needs, improving customer experience and boosting cloud, fog and IoT markets. mF2C use cases are an example of how devices will improve citizens’ lives.
Is EU funding important for European research? How has it contributed to your projects/careers/success?
Different organizations conduct research in different fields with different ambitions such as releasing scientific results or improved commercial products. There are also institutions with limited resources to do research. EU funding allows these organizations to work together to produce valuable results while ensuring that those results are accessible to other organizations that may benefit from them. For mF2C, it allows different partners to work on the development of the decentralized management framework in a way that could not have been possible without it.
What are you going to exhibit at ICT2018? What should visitors expect to see/experience upon visiting your booth?
mF2C will show its latest results demonstrated through three real world use cases: smart navigation, emergency management in a smart city and the interactions of passengers in the shopping area of an airport terminal. Visitors will have the opportunity to understand what a fog-to-cloud architecture is and its main features, see how mF2C provides additional capabilities to these environments and how the end user can interact with it through different devices.
Further information on mF2C
Project website: http://www.mf2c-project.eu/
Scientific publications: https://zenodo.org/communities/mf2c/?page=1&size=20
mF2C Whitepaper : http://www.mf2c-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Whitepaper_F2C.pdf
GitHub public repository: https://github.com/mF2C
Get in touch with mF2C
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHLm6stUM9UaOw66Qn3dwdQ