A Serverless Architecture for Wireless Body Area Network Applications

Paul, Pangkaj Chandra and Loane, John and McCaffery, Fergal and Regan, Gilbert (2019) A Serverless Architecture for Wireless Body Area Network Applications. In: International Symposium on Model-Based Safety and Assessment.

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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, security, scalability, availability and privacy 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 dependable serverless architecture for WBAN applications. This architecture will improve the dependability of WBAN applications through ensuring scalability, availability, security and privacy by design, 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 security, scalability and availability of the proposed architecture. This evaluation was conducted by load testing and rule-based intrusion detection.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Computer Science
Research Centres: Regulated Software Research Centre
Depositing User: PangkajChandra Paul
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2020 10:42
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2020 10:42

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