Database Systems and Information Management


Training the Next Generation of European Fog Computing Experts

FogGuru contributes to the rapidly emerging domain of fog computing with technologies for managing application resources, middlewares for easing the development of innovative applications, and application blueprints to demonstrate how these technologies can provide tangible benefits to the European citizens.

Fog computing is emerging as a new paradigm for powering novel applications and services through the provisioning of a distributed computing infrastructure able to process data closer to users. Fog computing is a natural next step after cloud computing, as it provides substantial advantages in terms of scalability, interactivity and better usage of network resources.

Major leaders in the ICT sector (like Cisco, Huawei, IBM etc.) are heavily investing into this innovation line, which is expected to have a major impact on several application domains, in much the same way the cloud is impacting them now.

In order for Europe to stay competitive in this domain, it is of utmost importance to nurture a generation of technology professionals, specifically trained on fog computing infrastructures and applications. The FogGuru project, funded by the European Commission under the H2020 MSCA programme (grant number 765452), is going to tackle this issue by delivering an industrial doctoral programme specifically focussed on fog computing.


  • University of Rennes 1 (France)
  • Elastisys AB (Sweden), TU Berlin (Germany)
  • U-Hopper (Italy)
  • EIT Digital Rennes (France)
  • Las Naves (Spain)

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