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Dependable and Secure Voting Mechanism in Edge Computing

Copelabs, Informatics Department, Universidade Lusófona, Campo Grande 376, 1749-024 Lisbon, Portugal
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Future Internet 2019, 11(12), 262; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi11120262
Received: 1 November 2019 / Revised: 12 December 2019 / Accepted: 12 December 2019 / Published: 15 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Internet of Things (IoT) Applications for Industry 4.0)
Edge computing is a distributed computing paradigm that encompasses data computing and storage and is performed close to the user, efficiently guaranteeing faster response time. This paradigm plays a pivotal role in the world of the Internet of Things (IoT). Moreover, the concept of the distributed edge cloud raises several interesting open issues, e.g., failure recovery and security. In this paper, we propose a system composed of edge nodes and multiple cloud instances, as well as a voting mechanism. The multi-cloud environment aims to perform centralized computations, and edge nodes behave as a middle layer between edge devices and the cloud. Moreover, we present a voting mechanism that leverages the edge network to validate the performed computation that occurred in the centralized environment. View Full-Text
Keywords: byzantine fault-tolerance; IoT; cloud computing byzantine fault-tolerance; IoT; cloud computing
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Costa, P.A.; Beko, M. Dependable and Secure Voting Mechanism in Edge Computing. Future Internet 2019, 11, 262.

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