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PASHE: Privacy Aware Scheduling in a Heterogeneous Fog Environment

Fizza, Kaneez, Auluck, Nitin, Rana, Omer and Bittencourt, Luiz 2018. PASHE: Privacy Aware Scheduling in a Heterogeneous Fog Environment. Presented at: IEEE 6th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud, Barcelona, Spain, 6-8 August 2018.

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Fog computing extends the functionality of the traditional cloud data center (cdc) using micro data centers (mdcs) located at the edge of the network. These mdcs provide both computation and storage to applications. Their proximity to users makes them a viable option for executing jobs with tight deadlines and latency constraints. Moreover, it may be the case that these mdcs have diverse execution capacities, i.e. they have heterogeneous architectures. The implication for this is that tasks may have variable execution costs on different mdcs. We propose PASHE (Privacy Aware Scheduling in a Heterogeneous Fog Environment), an algorithm that schedules privacy constrained real-time jobs on heterogeneous mdcs and the cdc. Three categories of tasks have been considered: private, semi-private and public. Private tasks with tight deadlines are executed on the local mdc of users. Semi-private tasks with tight deadlines are executed on “preferred” remote mdcs. Public tasks with loose deadlines are sent to the cdc for execution. We also take account of user mobility across different mdcs. If the mobility pattern of users is predictable, PASHE reserves computation resources on remote mdcs for job execution. Simulation results show that PASHE offers superior performance versus other scheduling algorithms in a fog computing environment, taking account of mdc heterogeneity, user mobility and application security.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: In Press
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 August 2018
Date of Acceptance: 7 June 2018
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2018 15:00

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