Multiagent-Based Flexible Edge Computing Architecture for IoT

Takuo Suganuma, Takuma Oide, Shinji Kitagami, Kenji Sugawara, Norio Shiratori

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This article presents a proposal for FLEC architecture, which solves problems resulting from the rigidity of the traditional IoT architecture and edge computing. FLEC architecture is a flexible and advanced IoT system model characterized by environment adaptation ability and user orientation ability. We utilize COSAP, a system configuration platform based on a multiagent framework, as an implementation procedure for FLEC architecture. Furthermore, this article presents its application case study of a healthcare support system for a sports event with many participants. Finally, we demonstrate the contribution of this proposed architecture to problem solution in edge computing.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8270626
Pages (from-to)16-23
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Network
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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