Information Fusion Architecture for Variable-Load Scheduling in a Cloud-Assisted CPS


This paper addresses the problem of devising an effective information fusion architecture for a task scheduling algorithm which facilitates data processing of a Cyber Physical System (CPS) under bounded latency for bursty or lossy traffic. Task scheduling traditionally caters to real-time systems where a feedback loop does not exist allowing the serviced application to be independent of the inputs from the server. However, owing to the nature of a near real-time CPS, such liberties cannot be entertained. Additionally, the advent of big data in CPS has necessitated the use of Cloud Computing as a scalable and cost effective alternative. Task scheduling in such CPSs, where inputs from the Cloud complete the feedback loop is a major research issue. Therefore, in this paper, we propose a multi-layered information fusion architecture which integrates such a task scheduling mechanism by accommodating both traffic bursts and packet losses. Our scheduling algorithm ensures that the overall latency always remains under an acceptable upper bound as required by the CPS application.

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2nd IEEE International Conference on Collaboration and Internet Computing, CIC 2016 (2016: Nov. 1-3, Pittsburgh, PA)


Computer Science

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Intelligent Systems Center

Keywords and Phrases

Cyber Physical System; Cloud; Scheduling

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Article - Conference proceedings

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Publication Date

03 Nov 2016