Blockchain-Enabled Fog and Edge Computing: Concepts, Architectures and Applications: Concepts, Architectures and Applications
Rehan, Muhammad Maaz, Rehmani, Mubashir Husain
This comprehensive book unveils the working relationship of blockchain and the fog/edge computing. The contents of the book have been designed in such a way that the reader will not only understand blockchain and fog/edge computing but will also understand their co-existence and their collaborative power to solve a range of versatile problems.
The first part of the book covers fundamental concepts and the applications of blockchain-enabled fog and edge computing. These include: Internet of Things, Tactile Internet, Smart City; and E-challan in the Internet of Vehicles. The second part of the book covers security and privacy related issues of blockchain-enabled fog and edge computing. These include, hardware primitive based Physical Unclonable Functions; Secure Management Systems; security of Edge and Cloud in the presence of blockchain; secure storage in fog using blockchain; and using differential privacy for edge-based Smart Grid over blockchain.
This book is written for students, computer scientists, researchers and developers, who wish to work in the domain of blockchain and fog/edge computing. One of the unique features of this book is highlighting the issues, challenges, and future research directions associated with Blockchain-enabled fog and edge computing paradigm. We hope the readers will consider this book a valuable addition in the domain of Blockchain and fog/edge computing.
Muhammad Maaz Rehan (M'16, SM'17) is an Assistant Professor in COMSATS University Islamabad, Wah Campus, Pakistan under the Tenure Track System and have been attached with academia and industry from the last 15 years. He is leading the Telecom and Networks (TelNet) Research Group (https: //sites.google.com/view/telnet-rg/) at COMSATS University. He obtained a PhD degree from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia in 2016 with two Bronze medals for his PhD work. He is an Editor of IEEE Softwarization Newsletter and Associate Editor of IEEE Access & Springer Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences journals. Dr. Maaz is twice a fellow of Internet Society (ISOC) for the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). He is lead author of the book, "Blockchain-enabled Fog and Edge Computing: Concepts, Architectures and Applications, published by Taylor & Francis group, CRC Press, USA. He has supervised 13 Masters students in COMSATS and 2 PhD students abroad. The research areas of Dr. Maaz include: Blockchain, Internet of Things and Vehicles, ICN, Machine Learning for Networking and Fog/Edge Computing.
Mubashir Husain Rehmani (M'14-SM'15) received the B.Eng. degree in computer systems engineering from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan, in 2004, the M.S. degree from the University of Paris XI, Paris, France, in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree from the University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, in 2011. He is currently working as Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland. Prior to this, he worked as Post Doctoral Researcher at the Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG), Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Waterford, Ireland. He also served for five years as an Assistant Professor at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah Cantt., Pakistan. He is currently an Area Editor of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. He served for three years (from 2015 to 2017) as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. He is also serving as Column Editor for Book Reviews in IEEE Communications Magazine. Currently, he serves as Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA), and the Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN). He is also serving as a Guest Editor of Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks journal, Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems journal, the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, and Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing journal. He has authored/ edited two books published by IGI Global, USA, one book published by CRC Press, USA, and one book with Wiley, U.K. He received "Best Researcher of the Year 2015 of COMSATS Wah" award in 2015. He received the certificate of appreciation, "Exemplary Editor of the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials for the year 2015" from the IEEE Communications Society. He received Best Paper Award from IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communications Systems Integration and Modeling (CSIM), in IEEE ICC 2017. He consecutively received research productivity award in 2016-17 and also ranked # 1 in all Engineering disciplines from Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST), Government of Pakistan. He received Best Paper Award in 2017 from Higher Education Commission (HEC), Government of Pakistan. He is the recipient of Best Paper Award in 2018 from Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications.