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(ER)-R-2-(FN)-N-2: Energy-efficient retailing using a femtolet-based fog network

Anwesha Mukherjee, Debashis De, Rajkumar Buyya



Energy-efficient smart retail system design is a challenging research area. In this paper, we propose an automated retail system using a femtolet-based fog network. A femtolet is an indoor base station providing computation and storage. Femtolets in our system work as indoor base stations and maintain databases of the products located in their respective coverage areas. The femtolets switch to active or idle mode according to the user's presence in its coverage. A smart trolley is proposed for our retailing system, which guides the user to the particular product type selected by the user. The user, after entering the shopping mall, carries the smart trolley. The customer selects and purchase..

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