mF2C accepted paper in Cloudification of the Internet of Things (CIoT) Conference 2018

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We are delighted to announce that a research paper developed under the mF2C Project, has been accepted for presentation in the Cloudification of the Internet of Things (CIoT) 2018 Conference,  to be held on 2-4 July 2018 in Paris, France.

Title  “Towards An Efficient Key Management and Authentication Strategy for Combined Fog-to-Cloud Continuum Systems”,

by  Sarang Kahvazadeh*, Xavier Masip-Bruin*, Eva Marín-Tordera*, Jordi García*, Alejandro Jurnet*,  Rodrigo Diaz Rodríguez+

* Advanced Network Architectures Lab (CRAAX), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain

+ ATOS SA, Spain


Fog-to-cloud systems have emerged as a novel concept intended to improve service performance by considering fog and cloud resources in a coordinated way. In such a heterogeneous scenario, security provisioning becomes necessary, hence novel security solutions must be designed to handle the highly distributed fog-to-cloud nature. In the security area, key distribution and authentication are referred to as two critical pillars for a successful security deployment. Unfortunately, traditional centralized key distribution and authentication approaches do not meet the particularities brought by a Fog-to-cloud system due to its distributed nature. In this paper, we propose a novel distributed key management and authentication (DKMA) strategy to make Fog-to-cloud systems as secure as possible. The paper ends up presenting some results assessing the benefits of the proposed strategy in terms of traffic and delay reduction.