Action-Oriented Programming Model: Collective Executions and Interactions in the Fog
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Scientific › peer-review
|Journal||Journal of Systems and Software|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2019|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
Today's dominant design for the Internet of Things (IoT) is a Cloud-based system, where devices transfer their data to a back-end and in return receive instructions on how to act. This view is challenged when delays caused by communication with the back-end become an obstacle for IoT applications with, for example, stringent timing constraints. In contrast, Fog Computing approaches, where devices communicate and orchestrate their operations collectively and closer to the origin of data, lack adequate tools for programming secure interactions between humans and their proximate devices at the network edge. This paper fills the gap by applying Action-Oriented Programming (AcOP) model for this task. While originally the AcOP model was proposed for Cloud-based infrastructures, presently it is re-designed around the notion of coalescence and disintegration, which enable the devices to collectively and autonomously execute their operations in the Fog by serving humans in a peer-to-peer fashion. The Cloud's role has been minimized—it is being leveraged as a development and deployment platform.
- Edge computing, Fog Computing, Programming model, Proximity-based computing, Socio-technical systems