Since fog computing’s unique infrastructure has communication network devices scattered everywhere, mobile device users can expect to see better and faster connections to a multitude of mobile applications.
The trick is managing resources and storing data while mobile users are on the go.
This means designing schedules and algorithms that make the best use of nearby devices for processing and storing data.
In the March/April 2017 issue of IEEE Cloud Computing, two application models researchers are using to improve fog infrastructure include an EEG tractor beam game in which players try to move objects with their brain waves, and a video surveillance/object tracking application used, for example, to identify people on multiple cameras in a city as they move from one place to another.
The applications are ideal because one requires real-time game play while the other one is more delay-tolerant.