Monitoring in fog computing: state-of-the-art and research challenges Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2021

start page

  • 114

end page

  • 130


  • 2


  • 36

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1743-8225

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1743-8233


  • Fog computing has rapidly become a widely accepted computing paradigm to mitigate cloud computing-based infrastructure limitations such as scarcity of bandwidth, large latency, security, and privacy issues. Fog computing resources and applications dynamically vary at run-time, and they are highly distributed, mobile, and appear-disappear rapidly at any time over the internet. Therefore, to ensure the quality of service and experience for end-users, it is necessary to comply with a comprehensive monitoring approach. However, the volatility and dynamism characteristics of fog resources make the monitoring design complex and cumbersome. The aim of this article is therefore three-fold: 1) to analyse fog computing-based infrastructures and existing monitoring solutions; 2) to highlight the main requirements and challenges based on a taxonomy; 3) to identify open issues and potential future research directions.


  • Telecommunications


  • fog computing; edge computing; cloud computing; resource monitoring and management