3Computation Offloading Game for Fog‐Cloud Scenario

Hamed Shah‐Mansouri and Vincent W.S. Wong

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

3.1 Internet of Things

The IoT is the network of devices, vehicles, buildings, and other items equipped with communicating and computing capabilities [1,2]. The things in the IoT cover a wide range of physical devices including home appliances, surveillance cameras, actuators, displays, monitoring sensors (e.g. implanted heart monitor), vehicles, or any other objects that can be assigned a unique identifier and provided with the ability to transfer data over a network. The IoT is promising to build a connected smart world in foreseeable future and to provide variety of benefits by connecting everything to the Internet. Providing reliable services, enhancing the flexibility of services, safety, and security are the major benefits of IoT systems. Numerous applications are developing in various areas to take the advantages that IoT can provide. The applications of IoT include health‐care [3], smart transportation [4], smart homes [5], smart cities [6], industrial automation, and so on. Patient vital sign data can be logged and monitored to better understand the cause and effect of certain health conditions. For example, an implanted heart monitor device can report the patients status in real‐time for processing and taking appropriate treatments. Traffic lights connected to the Internet ...

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