The Fog Node Location Problem

  • Rodrigo A. C. da Silva Unicamp / UFABC
  • Nelson L. S. da Fonseca Unicamp


This paper summarizes the thesis “The Fog Node Location Problem”, which attempted to answer the question of how fog nodes should be located to process end-user demands that are variable in time and space. The problem was studied from different perspectives, optimizing the number of served users, deployment costs, energy consumption, and latency. This research considered both fixed servers and mobile fog nodes mounted on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The thesis has introduced several contributions, including linear programming models and novel algorithms. Results showed that the proposed solutions were quite efficient to design a fog computing infrastructure and that UAVs are suitable to be used as fog nodes.


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SILVA, Rodrigo A. C. da; FONSECA, Nelson L. S. da. The Fog Node Location Problem. In: CONCURSO DE TESES E DISSERTAÇÕES - SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE REDES DE COMPUTADORES E SISTEMAS DISTRIBUÍDOS (SBRC), 41. , 2023, Brasília/DF. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2023 . p. 128-135. ISSN 2177-9384. DOI: