Safe, Secure Executions at the Network Edge: Coordinating Cloud, Edge, and Fog Computing

Niko Mäkitalo, Aleksandr Ometov, Joona Kannisto, Sergey Andreev, Yevgeni Koucheryavy, Tommi Mikkonen

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System design where cyber-physical applications are securely coordinated from the cloud may simplify the development process. However, all private data are then pushed to these remote “swamps,” and human users lose actual control as compared to when the applications are executed directly on their devices. At the same time, computing at the network edge is still lacking support for such straightforward multidevice development, which is essential for a wide range of dynamic cyber-physical services. This article proposes a novel programming model as well as contributes the associated secure-connectivity framework for leveraging safe coordinated device proximity as an additional degree of freedom between the remote cloud and the safety-critical network edge, especially under uncertain environment constraints. This article is part of a special issue on Software Safety and Security Risk Mitigation in Cyber-physical Systems.
Original languageEnglish
Article number0740-7459
JournalIEEE Software
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)30-37
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • Fog Computing
  • Edge Computing
  • programming model
  • security and trust
  • proximate connectivity
  • systems and software design
  • programmable world
  • software development
  • Software engineering
  • Action-Oriented Programming model

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