DEEP: A Vertical-Oriented Intelligent and Automated Platform for the Edge and Fog




DEEP: A Vertical-Oriented Intelligent and Automated Platform for the Edge and Fog

DEEP: A Vertical-Oriented Intelligent and Automated Platform for the Edge and Fog
Research Paper / IEEE Communications Magazine / Apr 2021

The  5thgeneration  (5G)  of  mobile  communications introduces  improvements  on  many  fronts  when  compared  to its previous generations. Besides the performance enhancements and  new  advances  in  radio  technologies,  it  also  integrates  other technological  domains,  such  as  cloud-to-things  continuum  and artificial  intelligence.  In  this  paper,  the  5G-DIVE  Elastic  EdgePlatform   (DEEP)   is   proposed   as   the   linking   piece   for   the integration  of  these  technological  domains,  making  available  an Intelligent Edge and Fog 5G E2E solution. Such solution brings numerous benefits to the novel services and use cases created by the vertical industries, not possible with the previous generations of mobile communication. A preliminary validation of the DEEP platform  is  assessed  through  a  proof-of-concept,  along  with a qualitative analysis of its benefits to Industry 4.0 and Autonomous Drone  Scouting  vertical  sectors