T. Hewa et al., "Blockchain-Based Network Slice Broker to Facilitate Factory-As-a-Service," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 519-530, Jan. 2023, doi: 10.1109/TII.2022.3173928.
Blockchain-based network slice broker to facilitate factory-as-a-service
|Author:||Hewa, Tharaka1; Porambage, Pawani1; Kovacevic, Ivana2;|
1Center for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
3School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
4Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2022111465569
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|Publish Date:|| 2022-11-14
The novel concept of factory-as-a-service (FaaS) allows the agility of adapting the manufacturing process by identifying the industry’s supply chain and user requirements. To cater to FaaS, flexibility in networking and cloud services is a must. 5G network slice broker (NSB) is a third-party mediator that caters to networking resource demand from clients to the service providers. Thus, this article introduces a secure blockchain-based NSB to facilitate FaaS. The proposed secure NSB (SNSB) provides secure, cognitive, and distributed network services for resource allocation and security service level agreement (SSLA) formation with coordination of slice managers and SSLA managers. In SNSB, we introduce a federated slice selection algorithm with Stackelberg game model and reinforcement learning algorithm to compute the real time and the optimal unit price and demand level. We provide an extensive implementation and performance evaluation of SNSB using the slice manager and a custom SSLA manager.
IEEE transactions on industrial informatics
|Pages:||519 - 530|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
This work is supported by Academy of Finland in 6Genesis Flagship (grant no. 318927) Project, SFI Connect Center (13/RC/2077 P2) , and EU in INSPIRE-5Gplus Project (grant no. 871808).
|EU Grant Number:||
(871808) INSPIRE-5Gplus - INtelligent Security and PervasIve tRust for 5G and Beyond
|Academy of Finland Grant Number:||
318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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