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Blockchain-based task offloading in drone-aided mobile edge computing

Luo, Shuyun, Li, Hang, Wen, Zhenyu, Qian, Bin, Morgan, Graham, Longo, Antonella, Rana, Omer ORCID: and Ranjan, Rajiv 2021. Blockchain-based task offloading in drone-aided mobile edge computing. IEEE Network 35 (1) , pp. 124-129. 10.1109/MNET.011.2000222

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An increasing number of cloud providers now offer Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) services for their customers to support task offloading. This is undertaken to reduce latency associated with forwarding data from IoT devices owned by customers to cloud platforms. However, two challenges remain in existing MEC scenarios: (i) the coverage of MEC services is limited; (ii) there is limited ability to develop an audit trail about which MEC service providers have processed a user’s data. A new architecture for automatically offloading user tasks in MEC scenarios is proposed which addresses the two challenges above. The architecture makes use of drones to dynamically cache data generated from IoT devices and forward this data to MEC servers that participate in a private blockchain network. Our simulated experiments demonstrate the flexibility of the task offloading process through the proposed architecture which can provide greater visibility of MEC service providers involved in processing users’ data

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISSN: 0890-8044
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 9 September 2020
Date of Acceptance: 5 August 2020
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 22:10

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