The state-of-the-art mobile edge applications are generating intense traffic and posing rigorous latency requirements to service providers. While resource sharing across multiple service providers today requires a centralized, trusted repository maintained by all parties for service providers to share status. We propose EdgeChain, a blockchain-based architecture to make mobile edge application placement decisions for multiple service providers, based on a stochastic programming problem minimizing the placement cost for mobile edge application placement scenarios. All placement transactions are stored on the blockchain and are traceable by every mobile edge service provider and application vendor who consumes resources at the mobile edge.

Blockchain, Mobile edge computing, Placement
dx.doi.org/10.1109/NETSOFT.2018.8460035
4th IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization and Workshops, NetSoft 2018
Department of Systems and Computer Engineering

Zhu, H. (He), Huang, C, & Zhou, J. (Jiayu). (2018). EdgeChain: Blockchain-based Multi-vendor Mobile Edge Application Placement. In 2018 4th IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization and Workshops, NetSoft 2018 (pp. 192–196). doi:10.1109/NETSOFT.2018.8460035