|Authors||K. Zhang, Y. Zhu, S. Maharjan and Y. Zhang|
|Title||Edge Intelligence and Blockchain Empowered 5G Beyond for Industrial Internet of Things|
|Project(s)||Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering, The Center for Resilient Networks and Applications|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
Edge intelligence is a key enabler for IIoT as it offers smart cloud services in close proximity to the production environment with low latency and less cost. The need for ubiquitous communication, computing, and caching resources in 5G beyond will lead to a growing demand to integrate heterogeneous resources into the edge network. Furthermore, distributed edge services can make resource transactions vulnerable to malicious nodes. Ensuring secure edge services under complex industrial networks is a big challenge. In this article, we present an edge intelligence and blockchain empowered IIoT framework, which achieves flexible and secure edge service management. Then we propose a cross-domain sharing inspired edge resource scheduling scheme and design a credit-differentiated edge transaction approval mechanism. Numerical results indicate that the proposed schemes bring significant improvement in both edge service cost and service capacities.