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A Systematic Mapping Study of Cloud, Fog, and Edge/Mobile Devices Management, Hierarchy Models and Business Models

Odun-Ayo, Isaac and Goddy-Worlu, Rowland and Geteloma, Victor and Grant, Emanuel (2018) A Systematic Mapping Study of Cloud, Fog, and Edge/Mobile Devices Management, Hierarchy Models and Business Models. Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal, 4 (2). pp. 91-101. ISSN 2415-6698

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Cloud computing is an exceptional paradigm, which is facilitating the developments and utilization of resources over the internet. Fog computing operates at the edge of the network saving bandwidth, by not sending all information to the cloud, while edge computing does processing of data at the edge of the cloud. Edge computing reduces the distance data must travel on the network. The unique relationship between cloud, fog and edge computing makes research in these areas mandatory. Deciding on a specific area of research as regards these subjects could be a bulky procedure for a scientist. Therefore, reviews and paper studies for recognizing potential research gaps are required. A systematic mapping study is utilized in giving a summary of the conducted research in a particular study area. The objective of this paper is to conduct systematic mapping studies on cloud, fog, edge/mobile devices management, hierarchy models and business models. The results showed that publications that discussed process in relations to the field of study is 14.04% out of the 114 papers included. Also method contributed 24.56%, model had 42.98% and tool contributed 18.42%. Furthermore, evaluation research in terms of the field of study was 27.5% out of 120 papers included. Also, validation was discussed in 17.5% of the papers, solution was 32.5%, philosophical was 5.83%, experience was 15.83% and opinion was 0.83%. The clearly highlighted gaps ought to inspire more enthusiasm for additional research by both researchers and industry practitioners.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cloud computing Fog computing Edge computing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2019 09:37
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2019 09:37

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