Forskarfredag is a Swedish equivalent of European Researchers’ Night. ESRs from MDH prepared a presentation covering thier research topics and presented their research to the audience. In the talk they discussed about the spread of IoT devices, cloud computing and novel edge and fog computing approaches. They also motivated their talk with some interesting cutting edge applications that can benefit from the paradigm. More info is avialable via

FORA Special Session on Fog-IoT

Special Session on “Fog Computing and the IoT” was held on September 9th, 2021, as a track in 26th International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA) in Västerås, Sweden. The special session was organized by FORA and co-chaired by Dr. Silviu Craciunas from TTTech, Dr. Xenofon Fafoutis from DTU, and Dr. Alessandro Papadopoulos from MDH. The special session is held in the continuation of workshops on Fog Computing…

Fog-IoT 2020 Workshop

The second Workshop on Fog Computing and the IoT (Fog-IoT) was held on April 21st in Sydney, Australia. It was co-located with CPS-IoT Week 2020.  The workshop was organized by FORA and co-chaired by Dr. Anton Cervin and Prof. Yang Yang.  The workshop was held partly virtual, due to the COVID19 travel restrictions More details are available from here.

European Researcher’s Night in Vienna

Eurpean Researcher’s Night is a yearly Europe-wide event providing an excellent opportunity for researchers to promote their profession to a wide audience. Euroean Researcher’s Night is similar to event, e.g., beSCIENCEd, Austria; ForskarFredag, Sweden; Kaiserslautern Science Night; Science Day, a Danish national science festival. In 2019, European Researcher’s Night took was held on September 2019 at the University of Applied Arts in Wien, Austria. FORA ESR, Jan Ruh, has presented…


At the end of June 2019, Jia attended EDGECOM 2019 in Paris, presented the paper “Distributed Active Learning Strategies on Edge Computing”. The core idea of the paper is to present a possible solution tailored for Fog Platform, which intelligently decomposed the computation task between Fog Node and edge Devices. Doing so, the user privacy concern and the unbearable latency can be addressed.

Future of Information and Communication Conference (FICC)

In March 2019, Cosmin attended Future of Information and Communication Conference (FICC) in San Francisco to present his paper “Latency-Aware Distributed Resource Provisioning for Deploying IoT Applications at the Edge of the Network”. His paper motivates the need for decentralized resource management techniques in Fog Computing and discusses its research challenges. In July 2019, Cosmin attended IEEE World Congress on Services in Milan, where he presented his paper “Decentralized Resource…

Master thesis “OPC UA / DDS Gateway” contributing to FORA work package two.

Daniel Ramsauer successfully defended his Master thesis with the title ” OPC UA / DDS Gateway” on the 5th of June.  The main goal was the development of a prototype based on the OMG Group published specification for the connection of the two middlewares. In addition, three scenarios for connecting OPC UA clients through the global DDS data space were generated to evaluate the gateway features and deficiencies. The results…

Investigating task- and network-level synchronization

The figure shows two poorly synchronized distributed tasks producing PWM signals. PWM signals are a widely used mechanism that allows controlling servos and motors as well as various IO devices. In a distributed system with multiple actuators, task-level and network-level time synchronization can become a critical requirement as it can lead to malfunctioning operation of a cyber-physical system.

Introducing real-time fog computing in an industrial setting

The current research aim of Salman (ABB) and Vaclav (MDH) is to introduce a strict real-time behavior in the fog computing layer in an industrial setting (robot control). This will  enable the consolidation of the robot control functions in the fog computing layer and allows an easy extension of the industrial system (new robots, sensors, applications) and overcomes limitations of the current state of the practices (e.g., limited computation capacity…

CPS-IoT Week 2019

Koen presented some preliminary findings of his systematic survey paper on security requirements for the Industrial Internet of Things at the CPS-IoT week earlier this year in Montreal, Canada. These findings were mainly about how IIoT security research has progressed in the past 6 years, and which countries are most active in this area. Since then, he has further analyzed the papers that were found and has produced a finished…