IEEE Fog World Congress was a blast. It takes a lot to put together an inaugural conference on a new topic — the organizing committee did a great job putting the event together.
Moderating the Fog and Edge from the Practitioners’ Perspective panel.
I served on the TPC of the Research Track of the conference, and also ended up contributing to 4 different sessions during the conference itself:
- Describing the work of the OpenFog Consortium Communications Working group as part of the Architecture for Fog conference panel,
- Presenting, jointly with Chege Gitau, a demonstration of our fog computing distributed analytics testbed [Video of the demo we previously recorded] ,
- Moderating the panel on Fog and Edge from the Practitioners’ Perspective, with panelists from ARM, Toshiba, OSISoft, and ADLINK, and
- Describing my research as part of the Fog Research from Around the World conference panel.
Having a partial behind-the-scenes view on a new conference, and participating in so many of its’ different activities, is an exhausting and fascinating experience. A new community is being built — it looks almost effortless, when it comes together. The behind-the-scenes view makes the true magnitude of the effort clear though.