Volunteer Cloud as an Edge Computing Enabler

  • Tessema M. MengistuEmail author
  • Abdullah Albuali
  • Abdulrahman Alahmadi
  • Dunren Che
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11520)


The rapid increase in the number of devices connected to the Internet, due to the Internet of Things, demands new ways of processing data produced by the devices. Edge Computing is one of the solutions that tries to process data close to the origin, which is the edge of networks. Emerging cloud systems, such as volunteer clouds, can also be used towards the processing of data produced by IoT devices. This paper proposes a Volunteer Computing as a Service (VCaaS) based Edge Computing infrastructure. The paper addresses the architectural design of the proposed system together with its research and technical challenges.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tessema M. Mengistu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abdullah Albuali
    • 1
  • Abdulrahman Alahmadi
    • 1
  • Dunren Che
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceSouthern Illinois University at CarbondaleCarbondaleUSA

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