- Submission Category: Vision Statement
- Keywords: semantic web, fog, browser, semantic fog application
- TL;DR: we explore new opportunities and research challenges opened by a fog of browsers for the semantic web
- Abstract: Imagine connecting thousands of web browsers with browser-to-browser connections, sharing storage, bandwidth, and CPU. This builds a fog of browsers where end-user devices are ready to collaborate. Imagine semantic fog applications running in fogs of browsers, querying the linked data servers hosted in the cloud and data hosted in the fog. Fogs of browsers running semantic fog applications create a new massively decentralized infrastructure where RDF data and SPARQL query processing are available both on web servers and on browsers. In this paper, we explore new opportunities and research challenges opened by a fog of browsers for the semantic web.