Open Infrastructure for Edge : A Distributed Ledger Outlook

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dc.contributor.author Zavodovski, Aleksandr
dc.contributor.author Mohan, Nitinder
dc.contributor.author Wong, Walter
dc.contributor.author Kangasharju, Jussi
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-13T06:29:02Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-13T06:29:02Z
dc.date.issued 2019-07-09
dc.identifier.citation Zavodovski , A , Mohan , N , Wong , W & Kangasharju , J 2019 , Open Infrastructure for Edge : A Distributed Ledger Outlook . in 2nd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Edge Computing (HotEdge 19) . Usenix : the advanced computing systems association , pp. 1-7 , 2nd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Edge Computing , Renton , Washington , United States , 09/07/2019 . < https://www.usenix.org/conference/hotedge19/presentation/zavodovski >
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dc.identifier.other PURE: 128801006
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dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85077731683
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-6119-1638/work/70945435
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-6198-016X/work/70951005
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-0268-0295/work/70951278
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/313253
dc.description.abstract High demand for low latency services and local data processing has given rise for edge computing. As opposed to cloud computing, in this new paradigm computational facilities are located close to the end-users and data producers, on the edge of the network, hence the name. The critical issue for the proliferation of edge computing is the availability of local computational resources. Major cloud providers are already addressing the problem by establishing facilities in the proximity of end-users. However, there is an alternative trend, namely, developing open infrastructure as a set of standards, technologies, and practices to enable any motivated parties to offer their computational capacity for the needs of edge computing. Open infrastructure can give an additional boost to this new promising paradigm and, moreover, help to avoid problems for which cloud computing has been long criticized for, such as vendor lock-in or privacy. In this paper, we discuss the challenges related to creating such an open infrastructure, in particular focusing on the applicability of distributed ledgers for contractual agreement and payment. Solving the challenge of contracting is central to realizing an open infrastructure for edge computing, and in this paper, we highlight the potential and shortcomings of distributed ledger technologies in the context of our use case. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Usenix : the advanced computing systems association
dc.relation.ispartof 2nd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Edge Computing (HotEdge 19)
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 113 Computer and information sciences
dc.subject edge computing
dc.subject distributed legder
dc.subject blockchain
dc.subject open infrastructure
dc.title Open Infrastructure for Edge : A Distributed Ledger Outlook en
dc.type Conference contribution
dc.contributor.organization Department of Computer Science
dc.contributor.organization Collaborative Networking research group / Jussi Kangasharju
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute for Information Technology
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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dc.identifier.url https://www.usenix.org/conference/hotedge19/presentation/zavodovski

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