Smart offload chain: a proposed architecture for blockchain assisted fog offloading in smart city

Minal Patel, Bhavesh Gohil, Sanjay Chaudhary, Sanjay Garg


Blockchain enables smart contract for secure data transfer by which fog offloading servers can have trustworthy access control to work with data execution. When cloud is used for handling requests from mobile users, the attacker may perform denial of service attack and the same is possible at fog nodes and the same can be handled with the help of blockchain technology. In this paper, smart city application is discussed a use case study for blockchain based fog computing architecture. We propose a novel offload chain architecture for blockchain-based offloading in internet of things (IoT) networks where mobile devices can offload their data to fog servers for computation by an access control mechanism. The offload chain model using deep reinforcement learning (DRL) is proposed to improve the efficiency of blockchain based fog offloading amongst existing models.


Blockchain technology; Cloud computing; Computation offloading; Fog computing; Smart city;

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
p-ISSN 2088-8708, e-ISSN 2722-2578

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