Towards Auction-Based Function Placement in Serverless Fog Platforms

Abstract

The Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) paradigm has a lot of potential as a computing model for fog environments comprising both cloud and edge nodes. When the request rate exceeds capacity limits at the edge, some functions need to be offloaded from the edge towards the cloud. In this position paper, we propose an auction-based approach in which application developers bid on resources. This allows fog nodes to make a local decision about which functions to offload while maximizing revenue. For a first evaluation of our approach, we use simulation.

Publication
2020 IEEE International Conference on Fog Computing ICFC*
Jonathan Hasenburg
Jonathan Hasenburg
Research Associate & PhD Student

My research focuses primarily on the optimization of publish/subscribe systems for mobile IoT applications by using geo-context information.