In recent years, Smart City has emerged as a major technological trend that aims to integrate intelligent technologies with the natural and built environments to improve a city’s social, economic, and environmental sustainability and quality of life of residents. In 2017, the Hong Kong government released the Smart City Blueprint that proposes the roadmap to transform Hong Kong into a world-class smart city through the use of innovation and technology. Moreover, The Chinese University of Hong Kong is identified as part of the "smart living region lab" in the Smart City Blueprint to develop and test drive new technologies.
Fog and Edge Computing is an emerging computing paradigm that distributes computing, storage, control and networking functions closer to the “Things” along a cloud-to-thing continuum, enabling unprecedented level of intelligence to the physical world. Fog and Edge Computing has been recognized as a key enabling technology for a range of smart city innovations, including intelligent transportation, autonomous driving, real-time surveillance and high-speed WiFi coverage on a city scale. This workshop brings together world-leading academic leaders, industrial experts, and government professionals to discuss the landscape and technical roadmap of future smart cities. The workshop consists of a series of keynotes, a panel discussion, and a student-run poster session, focused on a broad view on the areas of Fog and Edge computing technologies for smart cities.