Fog Orchestration for IoT Services: Issues, Challenges and Directions

Abstract: Large-scale IoT services such as healthcare, smart cities and marine monitoring are pervasive in Cyber-physical environments strongly supported by Internet technologies and Fog computing. Complex IoT services are increasingly composed of sensors, devices, and compute resources within Fog computing Continue reading

Collaborative Localization as a Paradigm for Incremental Knowledge Fusion

Abstract: Collaborative localization is the computation of improved spatial coordinates in mobile agents based on their physical meetings in a pedestrian dead reckoning (PDR) system. Upon meeting the agents can exchange information about their subjective position and update it based Continue reading

Secure and Privacy-Friendly Public Key Generation and Certification

Abstract: Digital societies increasingly rely on secure communication between parties. Certificate enrollment protocols are used by certificate authorities to issue public key certificates to clients. Key agreement protocols, such as Diffie-Hellman, are used to compute secret keys, using public keys Continue reading

iKUP Keeps Users’ Privacy in the Smart Grid

Abstract: Privacy-enhancing technologies for the Smart Grid usually address either the consolidation of users’ energy consumption or the verification of billing information. The goal of this paper is to introduce iKUP, a protocol that addresses both problems simultaneously. iKUP is Continue reading

A Collaboration Model for Community-Based Software Development with Social Machines

Abstract: Crowdsourcing is generally used for tasks with minimal coordination, providing limited support for dynamic reconfiguration. Modern systems, exemplified by social machines, are subject to continual flux in both the client and development communities and their needs. To support crowd Continue reading