Near Cloud: Low-cost Low-Power Cloud Implementation for Rural Area Connectivity and Data Processing

Jose Paolo Talusan, Yugo Nakamura, Teruhiro Mizumoto, Keiichi Yasumoto

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Abstract

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) has enabled growth in developed countries and urban cities through improvements in communication systems, devices and applications. In rural areas, especially in developing countries, ICT penetration is not as high, often due to lack of available infrastructure and funding. With the increasing availability of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, low-cost large-scale deployments have become possible even in rural areas. We design, develop and implement, Near Cloud, a cloud-less platform that allows users and IoT devices to communicate and share information. This is built on top of a wireless mesh network (WMN) of low-cost, low-power IoT devices and deployed in areas where there is little to no Internet connectivity. To inject ICT and help bridge the digital divide in rural areas, Near Cloud provides functionalities such as web servers on nodes, accessibility to all users via Wi-Fi, and various data processing including image processing and machine learning. We will show applicability of Near Cloud in improving rural education, health care facilities, disaster response and agriculture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE 42nd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2018
EditorsClaudio Demartini, Sorel Reisman, Ling Liu, Edmundo Tovar, Hiroki Takakura, Ji-Jiang Yang, Chung-Horng Lung, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Kamrul Hasan, Thomas Conte, Motonori Nakamura, Zhiyong Zhang, Toyokazu Akiyama, William Claycomb, Stelvio Cimato
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages622-627
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538626665
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 8 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event42nd IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Jul 23 2018Jul 27 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0730-3157

Other

Other42nd IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2018
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTokyo
Period7/23/187/27/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications

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