Deployment of fog computing during Hajj season: A proposed framework

Sara Alraddady, Alice S. Li, Ben Soh, Mohammed A Alzain

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With the considerable growth of mobile computing and IoT devices these days, cloud computing faces some difficulties in responding to a sudden, momentous increase in high number of requests for network resources. In 2012, Cisco introduced the idea of bringing the computation process to the periphery of the network and geographically closer to the end users to offload the main cloud and bandwidth, leading to a faster response time and less cost. Leveraging on this concept, the cloud computing and IoT technologies, we propose in this paper a novel fog-computing related framework to mitigate the problem of bandwidth bottleneck and packet delay during the Hajj season in Saudi Arabia, where millions of pilgrims are gathered in a small area for a short period of time along with all service providers, health and security personnel. We also demonstrate the potential applicability of our proposed framework in terms of efficient data entry and information retrieval.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1072-1079
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Computer Science
StatePublished - 2019
Event5th Information Systems International Conference, ISICO 2019 - Surabaya, Indonesia
Duration: 23 Jul 201924 Jul 2019


  • Fog computing
  • Hajj
  • IoT devices
  • Middleware
  • Mobile edge computing
  • Resource management


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