Fog computing is increasingly crucial in the era of Internet-of-Things for realizing the vision of Smart X. The goal of fog computing is to distribute computation, communication, data storage and other digital resources closer to end users dynamically and intelligently, enabling a continuum of paradigms between cloud computing and edge computing. Fog computing has a significant potential for smart cities and smart buildings, for example, interconnecting local smart devices, smart sensors, smart facilities, and smart infrastructure.

Recently, the OpenFog Consortium was established by the industry to bolster open standards and reference implementations of fog computing platforms. This workshop aims to exchange and disseminate the latest developments and ideas in the industry and academics for fog computing and its applications to smart cities. CitiFog focuses on the system implementation and real-world application prototypes for fog computing. By sharing and exchanging the practical knowledge of fog computing, we hope to bolster further synergy and collaborations for a wide range of smart cities and fog computing research in practice.

A related workshop was recently organized at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Papers are invited in all emerging aspects of fog computing for smart cities, and relevant aspects in data analysis, applications and services, such as:

  • Fog computing architectures and platforms for applications of smart cities (e.g., smart communities, smart buildings, energy systems, waste management)
  • Systems and middleware implementation of smart city fog computing
  • Security and privacy aspects of smart city fog computing
  • Data analytic and applications for smart city fog computing
  • Performance monitoring and modelling for smart city fog computing
  • Communication networks and algorithms for smart city fog computing
  • Human behavior studies for smart city fog computing

Workshop Chairs

  • Sid Chi-Kin Chau (Australian National University)
  • Yang Yang (Shanghai Institute of Fog Computing Technology, ShanghaiTech University)
  • Tong Fung (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Program Committee Members

  • Dan Wang (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
  • Clayton Miller (National University of Singapore)
  • Prashant Shenoy (UMass Amherst)
  • Guoliang Xing (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • JeongGil Ko (Ajou University)
  • Ming-Tuo Zhou (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  • Ivan Ho (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
  • Raymond Yeung (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Guoqiang Mao (University of Technology Sydney)
  • Yuanming Shi (ShanghaiTech University)