A Serverless Architecture for Wireless Body Area Network Application

Chandra Paul, Pangkaj and Loane, John and McCaffery, Fergal and Regan, Gilbert A Serverless Architecture for Wireless Body Area Network Application. IMBSA 2019: Model-Based Safety and Assessment, 11842. pp. 239-254. ISSN 978-3-030-32872-6

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Wireless body area networks (WBANs) have become popular for providing real-time healthcare monitoring services. WBANs are an important subset of Cyber-physical systems (CPS). As the amount of sensing devices in such healthcare applications is growing rapidly, scalability and availability are a real challenge. Adoption of cloud computing is growing in the healthcare sector because it can provide high scalability while ensuring availability and affordable healthcare monitoring services. Serverless computing brings a new era to the design and deployment of event-driven applications in cloud computing. Serverless computing also helps the developer to build a large application using Function as a Service without thinking about the management and scalability of the infrastructure. The goal of this paper is to propose a secure serverless architecture for wireless body area network applications which will ensure scalability and availability, in addition to being cost-effective. This paper presents a detailed price comparison between two leading cloud service providers. Additionally, this paper reports on the findings from a case study which evaluated scalability and availability of the proposed architecture. This evaluation was conducted by load testing and rule-based intrusion detection.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Computer Science
Research Centres: Regulated Software Research Centre
Depositing User: Gilbert Regan
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2020 10:32
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2020 10:32
License: Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0

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