On the collaborative governance of decentralized edge microclouds with blockchain-based distributed ledgers
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Rights accessOpen Access
European Commisision's projectLightKone - Lightweight Computation for Networks at the Edge (EC-H2020-732505)
netCommons - network infrastructure as commons (EC-H2020-688768)
Today's commercial model for edge computing services consists in lightweight devices at the network edge connected through the Internet to remote cloud data centers. Microclouds are an alternative vision of edge computing, where the cloud infrastructure runs at the network edge leveraging decentralized resource contributions of a community. But current attempts to build such microclouds lack a collaborative governance system to operate successfully. In this paper we discuss the opportunity to implement with blockchain technologies key services to enable the decentralized collaborative governance of microclouds. A multiagent approach could further contribute to improve the efficiency in the decision making in the collaborative governance service.
CitationFreitag, F. On the collaborative governance of decentralized edge microclouds with blockchain-based distributed ledgers. A: IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence. "2018 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence: WI 2018, 3-6 December, Santiago, Chile: proceedings". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 709-712.