Feed4Cloud

Trustworthy User Feedback

Project Description

Typically, monitoring the performance and SLO compliance of highly distributed cloud-native services is premised solely on objective QoS measurements obtained by relevant monitoring tools. In Feed4Cloud, we incorporate user-generated feedback as an integral feature of the monitoring plane. The Feed4Cloud project will exploit recent advancements, such as Blockchain, to effectively tackle the problem of collecting QoE-related user-generated feedback for cloud-native services in a distributed and trustworthy manner. The integration of credible user feedback will result in an improved cloud monitoring framework and assist the service orchestration plane. To achieve this, we are going to implement a blockchain-based reputation management system on top of a commercial cloud orchestration and infrastructure automation solution, namely MAESTRO, provided by UBITECH.

Project Goals

The main Feed4Cloud goals are summarised as:

  • (i) Providing a decentralized reputation model to ensure fair quality evaluation of cloud-native services and credible user feedback,
  • (ii) Incentivizing the legitimate behavior service users,
  • (iii) Achieving trustworthy QoS and SLO monitoring in a distributed manner, and
  • (iv) Implementing a TRL 7 solution on top of the MAESTRO cloud orchestration framework.

ATHENA Research Center is a private not for profit organization. It has premises in Athens, Patras and Xanthi. ΑΤΗΕΝΑ RC specializes in Information & Communication Technologies, including a range of research areas, such as Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Networking. It collaborates with numerous academic and industrial stakeholders.

ATHENA RC has been involved in more than 60 H2020 projects and won over 30.000.000€. Main publications and projects related to the Feed4Cloud topic include the ‘Incentivising honest behaviour in P2P networks using blockchain-based reputation’, ‘Reputation-based trust approaches in named data networking’, and ‘Reputation-based Trust: A robust mechanism for Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over Named Data Networking’ papers and also the H2020 NGI_Trust ‘Trusted Content Networking: Reputation-based Trust for Information-Centric Networks’ project.

UBITECH is a Greek SME, innovative software house, systems integrator with focus in research and innovation, gaining several EC and national grants for R&D, and with operations in Cyprus, Spain, Argentina and Ecuador. Projects on cloud (e.g. UNICORN, DataCloud) and blockchain (e.g. DataVaults, TagitLedger) technologies, and MAESTRO product. Indicative papers include ‘Big Data Pipelines on the Computing Continuum: Ecosystem and Use Cases Overview’ and ‘ PrEstoCloud: A Novel Framework for Data-Intensive Multi-Cloud, Fog, and Edge Function[1]as-a-Service Applications’. UBITECH also actively participates and contributes to the ISO/TC 307 Technical Committee on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies.

Team

Dr. Vassilis Tsaoussidis

Giannis Ledakis 

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Sofianna Menesidou 

Christos-Alexandros Sarros
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Ioanna Angeliki Kapetanidou

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Georgios Tsoulouhas

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Ioannis Avramidis

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Blockchain Experience

ATHENA Research Center is a private not for profit organization which specializes in Information & Communication Technologies, including a range of research areas, such as Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Networking. Main publications and projects related to the Feed4Cloud topic include the ‘Incentivising honest behaviour in P2P networks using blockchain-based reputation’, ‘Reputation-based trust approaches in named data networking’, and ‘Reputation-based Trust: A robust mechanism for Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over Named Data Networking’ papers and also the H2020 NGI_Trust ‘Trusted Content Networking: Reputation-based Trust for Information-Centric Networks’ project.

UBITECH is a Greek SME. Its relevant experience involves several projects on cloud (e.g. UNICORN, DataCloud) and blockchain (e.g. DataVaults, TagitLedger) technologies, and the MAESTRO product. Indicative papers include ‘Big Data Pipelines on the Computing Continuum: Ecosystem and Use Cases Overview’ and ‘ PrEstoCloud: A Novel Framework for Data-Intensive Multi-Cloud, Fog, and Edge Function[1]as-a-Service Applications’. UBITECH also actively participates and contributes to the ISO/TC 307 Technical Committee on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies.