FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Event organizers announced the lineup of more than 60 presenters, session tracks, tutorials and panel sessions for Fog World Congress 2018. Produced by the OpenFog Consortium in collaboration with IEEE Communications Society, the event will take place in San Francisco, October 1-3.

Fog World Congress is the world’s largest gathering of fog leaders and edge influencers. Attendees will include technologists, data scientists, application developers, educators, researchers, analysts, VCs and investors, service providers, government agencies and enterprises representing a multitude of industries.

The event is uniquely focused on fog computing use cases, architecture, standards, developments and research. Use cases will highlight how fog and edge are enabling advanced digital applications in IoT, 5G and AI. Applications in smart cities, transportation, robotics, smart energy and manufacturing will be explored.

“The speaker lineup and topics for this year’s conference are designed to address the challenges in fog computing, including security, interoperability and standards – and its impact on the industry,” said Helder Antunes, Chairman of the OpenFog Consortium and Senior Director, Cisco. “The subsequent discussions will be critical to driving standards, evolving the industry and unlocking the full potential of fog,” said Antunes, who will also deliver one of the keynotes at Fog World Congress.

The current schedule of keynotes includes Robert MacInnis, CEO of ActiveAether; Mung Chiang, Dean of the College of Engineering, Purdue University; Ashish Nadkarni, Group Vice President, IDC; and Tao Zhang, Visiting Chair Professor, National Chiao Tung University. More keynotes will be announced soon.

The event will feature more than 60 presentations covering a wide range of topics related to intelligence on the edge, machine learning, infrastructure-as-a-service, smart grid, intelligent IoT services, 5G, security, the OpenFog Reference Architecture, AI, smart city, network/messaging, software infrastructure, mobile edge computing, and more.

Fog Tank, an exciting highlight from last year, will once again culminate this year’s Fog World Congress. The winner of this year’s Fog Tank will receive a prize of $25,000. The Fog Tank contest showcases leading innovators in fog technologies and applications as they take the center stage with investors and VCs. The call for entries is underway and applications must be submitted by August 29. More information can be found here: www.fogcongress.com/fog-tank.aspx.

About OpenFog The OpenFog Consortium was founded to accelerate the adoption of fog computing and address bandwidth, latency and communications challenges associated with IoT, 5G and AI applications. Committed to creating open technologies, its mission is to create and validate a framework for secure and efficient information processing between clouds, endpoints and services. OpenFog was founded in November 2015 and today represents the leading researchers and innovators in fog computing. For more information, visit www.openfogconsortium.org; Twitter @openfog; and LinkedIn /company/openfog-consortium.

About IEEE ComSoc IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice in a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. The IEEE Communications Society is a leading global community within IEEE comprised of a diverse group of industry professionals with a common interest in advancing all communications technologies. Learn more at https://www.ieee.org.

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