Edge Computing and Embedded AI

Cloud Computing caused a massive shift in the IT infrastructure management and application deployment. However, in the continually changing world of IT, what comes next? The technologies of the future, i.e. Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Internet of Things (IoT), Autonomous Cars (A.C.), Smart Cities, eHealth, all require instant access to computing power and decision making. The current Cloud and communication technologies offer massive computing power and on-demand access. But can they reliably provide these exceptionally low latencies (7ms for VR and 10ms for A.C.) and guaranteed access in case of a cloud/network outage? The answer is no, and a potential solution is bringing computing closer to the consumer/end-devices. This shift in computing from Cloud to servers near an end-user is called Edge Computing (or Fog Computing/Multi-Access Edge Computing).

Publications

[1] Tuan Nguyen Gia, Anum Nawaz, Jorge Peña Querata, Hannu Tenhunen, and Tomi Westerlund, "Artificial Intelligence at the Edge in the Blockchain of Things", 8th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare (2019) (View) (Download) (Researchgate)

[2] Victor Kathan Sarker, Li Qingqing and Tomi Westerlund, "3D Perception with Low-cost 2D LIDAR and Edge Computing for Enhanced Obstacle Detection", IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS) (2020) (View) (Download)

[3] Jorge Pena Queralta, Li Qingqing, Tuan Nguyen Gia, Hong-Linh Truong, Tomi Westerlund, "End-to-End Design for Self-Reconfigurable Heterogeneous Robotic Swarms", arXiv preprint (2020) (View) (Download) (Researchgate) (arXiv)

[4] Diana Rwegasira, Imed Ben Dhaou, Syed Kakakhel, Tomi Westerlund and Hannu Tenhunen, "Distributed Load Shedding Algorithm for Islanded Microgrid Using Fog Computing Paradigm", The International Energy Conference (2020) (View) (Download) (Researchgate)

[5] Zhuo Zou, Yi Jin, Paavo Nevalainen, Yuxiang Huan, Jukka Heikkonen, Tomi Westerlund, "Edge and Fog Computing Enabled AI for IoT - An Overview", International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Circuits and Systems (AICAS) (2019) (View) (Download) (Researchgate)

[6] Li Qingqing, Jorge Peña Queralta, Tuan Nguyen Gia, Tomi Westerlund, "Offloading Monocular Visual Odometry with Edge Computing: Optimizing Image Quality in Multi-Robot Systems", The 5th International Conference on Systems, Control and Communications (2019) (View) (Download) (Researchgate)

[7] Tuan Nguyen Gia, Jorge Peña Queralta, Tomi Westerlund, "Exploiting LoRa, edge, and fog computing for traffic monitoring in smart cities", LPWAN Technologies for IoT and M2M Applications (2020) (View) (Download) (Researchgate) (Google Scholar)

[8] Jorge Peña Queralta and Tomi Westerlund, "Blockchain-Powered Collaboration in Heterogeneous Swarms of Robots", Preprint (2020) (View) (Download) (Researchgate) (Google Scholar) (arXiv)

[9] Anum Nawaz, Tuan Nguyen Gia, Jorge Peña Queralta and Tomi Westerlund, "Edge AI and Blockchain for Privacy-Critical and Data-Sensitive Applications", Twelfth International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Network (ICMU) (2019) (View) (Download) (Researchgate)

[10] Jorge Peña Queralta, Li Qingqing, Zhuo Zou, and Tomi Westerlund, "Enhancing Autonomy with Blockchain and Multi-Acess Edge Computing in Distributed Robotic Systems", FMEC 2020: International Conference on Fog and Mobile Edge Computing (2020) (View) (Download) (Researchgate)

[11] Tuan Nguyen Gia, Qingqing Li, Jorge Peña Queralta, Zhuo zou, Hannu Tenhunen, Tomi Westerlund, "Lossless Compression Techniques in Edge Computing for Mission-Critical Applications in the IoT", The 12th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking (2019) (View) (Download)

[12] Li Qingqing, Jorge Peña Queralta, Tuan Nguyen Gia, Hannu Tenhunen, Zhou Zou and Tomi Westerlund, "Visual Odometry Offloading in Internet of Vehicles with Compression at the Edge of the Network", The 12th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking (2019) (View) (Download) (Researchgate)

[13] Henrique Gonçalves Nogueira, Jorge Peña Queralta, Tommi Otsavaara and Tomi Westerlund, "Extending IoT Connectivity of Embedded Devices with M2M High-Speed Acoustic Data Transmission", The 5th International Conference on Communication and Information Processing (2019) (View) (Download)

[14] Aly Metwaly, Jorge Peña Queralta, Victor Kathan Sarker, Tuan Nguyen Gia, Omar Nasir, Tomi Westerlund, "Edge Computing with Embedded AI: Thermal Image Analysis for Occupancy Estimation in Intelligent Buildings", INTelligent Embedded Systems Architectures and Applications, INTESA@ESWEEK 2019 (2019) (View) (Download) (Researchgate)

[15] Tuan Nguyen Gia, Li Qingqing, Jorge Peña Queralta, Zhuo Zou, Hannu Tenhunen and Tomi Westerlund, "Edge AI in Smart Farming IoT: CNNs at the Edge and Fog Computing with LoRa", IEEE AFRICON 2019 (2019) (View) (Download) (Researchgate)

[16] Jorge Peña Queralta, Tuan Nguyen Gia, Hannu Tenhunen and Tomi Westerlund, "Edge-AI in LoRa-based Health Monitoring: Fall Detection System with Fog Computing and LSTM Recurrent Neural Networks", 42nd International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP) (2019) (View) (Download) (Researchgate)

[17] Jorge Peña Queralta, Tuan Nguyen Gia, Zhuo Zou, Hannu Tenhunen, Tomi Westerlund, "Comparative Study of LPWAN Technologies on Unlicensed Bands for M2M Communication in the IoT: beyond LoRa and LoRaWAN", Procedia Computer Science (2019) (View) (Download) (Researchgate)

[18] V. K. Sarker, J. Peña Queralta, T. N. Gia, H. Tenhunen and T. Westerlund, "A Survey on LoRa for IoT: Integrating Edge Computing", International Workshop on Smart Living with IoT, Cloud and Edge Computing (2019) (View) (Download) (Researchgate)

[19] V. K. Sarker, J. Peña Queralta, T. N. Gia, H. Tenhunen and T. Westerlund, "Offloading SLAM for Indoor Mobile Robots with Edge-Fog-Cloud Computing", International Conference on Advances in Science, Engineering and Robotics Technology (2019) (View) (Download) (Researchgate)

[20] Syed Kakakhel, Tomi Westerlund, Masoud Daneshtalab, Zhuo Zou, Juha Plosila, Hannu Tenhunen, "A Qualitative Comparison Model for Application Layer IoT Protocols", The Fifth IEEE International Workshop on Internet of Things: Networking Applications and Technologies (IoTNAT 2019) (2019) (View) (Download)