Quality of Service (QoS)-Driven Edge Computing and Smart Hospitals: A Vision, Architectural Elements, and Future Directions

Rajkumar Buyya, Satish N. Srirama, Redowan Mahmud, Mohammad Goudarzi, Leila Ismail, Vassilis Kostakos

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Abstract

The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm is drastically changing our world by making everyday objects an integral part of the Internet. This transformation is increasingly being adopted in the healthcare sector, where Smart Hospitals are now relying on IoT technologies to track staff, patients, devices, and equipment, both within a hospital and beyond. This paradigm opens the door to new innovations for creating novel types of interactions among objects, services, and people in smarter ways to enhance the quality of patient services and the efficient utilisation of resources. However, the realisation of real-time IoT applications in health care and, ultimately, the development of Smart Hospitals are constrained by their current Cloud-based computing environment. Edge computing emerged as a new computing model that harnesses Edge-based resources alongside Clouds for real-time IoT applications. It helps to capitalise on the potential economic impact of the IoT paradigm of $11 trillion per year, with a trillion IoT devices deployed by 2025 to sense, manage, and monitor the hospital systems in real time. This vision paper proposes new algorithms and software systems to tackle important challenges in Edge computing-enabled Smart Hospitals, including how to manage and execute diverse real-time IoT applications and how to meet their diverse and strict Quality of Service (QoS) requirements in hospital settings. The vision we outline can help tackle timely challenges that hospitals increasingly face.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the NIELIT’s International Conference on Communication, Electronics and Digital Technology - NICE-DT 2023
EditorsSri Niwas Singh, Saurov Mahanta, Yumnam Jayanta Singh
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages1-23
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9789819916986
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventNIELIT's International Conference on Communication, Electronics and Digital Technology, NICE-DT 2023 - New Delhi, India
Duration: Feb 10 2023Feb 11 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume676 LNNS
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

ConferenceNIELIT's International Conference on Communication, Electronics and Digital Technology, NICE-DT 2023
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityNew Delhi
Period2/10/232/11/23

Keywords

  • Edge computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Quality of Services
  • Smart Hospitals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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