EdgeToll: A Blockchain-based Toll Collection System for Public Sharing of Heterogeneous Edges

by Bowen Xiao, Xiaoyi Fan, Sheng Gao and Wei Cai*
Abstract:
Edge computing is a novel paradigm designed to improve the quality of service for latency sensitive cloud applications. However, the state-of-the-art edge services are designed to specific applications, which are isolated from each other. To better improve the utilization level of edge nodes, public resource sharing among edges from distinct service providers should be encouraged economically. In this work, we employ the payment channel techniques to design and implement EdgeToll, a blockchain-based toll collection system for heterogeneous public edge sharing. Test-bed has been developed to validate the proposal and preliminary experiments has been conducted to demonstrate the time and cost efficiency of the system.
Reference:
Bowen Xiao, Xiaoyi Fan, Sheng Gao and Wei Cai*, EdgeToll: A Blockchain-based Toll Collection System for Public Sharing of Heterogeneous Edges, In 2019 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM 2019 WKSHPS), 2019.
Bibtex Entry:
@INPROCEEDINGS{XiaoFGC,
AUTHOR={Bowen Xiao and Xiaoyi Fan and Sheng Gao and Wei Cai*},
TITLE={{EdgeToll:} A Blockchain-based Toll Collection System for Public Sharing of
Heterogeneous Edges},
booktitle={2019 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM 2019 WKSHPS)}, 
ADDRESS={Paris, France},
DAYS=28,
MONTH=apr,
YEAR=2019,
KEYWORDS={edge; blockchain; pricing; system; testbed},
ABSTRACT={Edge computing is a novel paradigm designed to improve the quality of
service for latency sensitive cloud applications. However, the
state-of-the-art edge services are designed to specific applications, which
are isolated from each other. To better improve the utilization level of
edge nodes, public resource sharing among edges from distinct service
providers should be encouraged economically. In this work, we employ the
payment channel techniques to design and implement EdgeToll, a
blockchain-based toll collection system for heterogeneous public edge
sharing. Test-bed has been developed to validate the proposal and
preliminary experiments has been conducted to demonstrate the time and cost
efficiency of the system.}
}