An Extensible Edge Computing Architecture: Definition, Requirements and Enablers

Volkan Gezer, Jumyung Um, Martin Ruskowski

In: Eleventh International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies. International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies (UBICOMM-2017) Special Session on Edge Computing located at 11th November 13-16 Barcelona Spain ISBN 978-1-61208-598-2 IARIA 11/2017.


Cloud computing is highly being used for several years for various purposes. From daily tasks, such as reading e-mails, watching videos to the factory automation and device control, it changed where the data is being processed and how it is accessed. However, increasing number of connected devices brings problems, such as low Quality of Service (QoS) due to infrastructure resources and high latency because of the bandwidth limitations. The current tendency to solve the problems that the Cloud computing has is performing the computations as close as possible to the device. This paradigm is called Edge Computing. There are several proposed architectures for the Edge Computing, but there is no an accepted standard by the community or the industry. Besides, there is not a common agreement on how the Edge Computing architecture physically looks like. In this paper, we describe the Edge Computing, explain how its architecture looks like, its requirements, and enablers. We also define the major features that one Edge Server should support.

Weitere Links

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz