Time-dependent Decentralized Routing using Federated Learning


Recent advancements in cloud computing have driven rapid development in data-intensive smart city applications by providing near real time processing and storage scalability. This has resulted in efficient centralized route planning services such as Google Maps, upon which millions of users rely. Route planning algorithms have progressed in line with the cloud environments in which they run. Current state of the art solutions assume a shared memory model, hence deployment is limited to multiprocessing environments in data centers. By centralizing these services, latency has become the limiting parameter in the technologies of the future, such as autonomous cars. Additionally, these services require access to outside networks, raising availability concerns in disaster scenarios. Therefore, this paper provides a decentralized route planning approach for private fog networks. We leverage recent advances in federated learning to collaboratively learn shared prediction models online and investigate our approach with a simulated case study from a mid-size U.S. city.

2020 IEEE 23nd International Symposium on Real-Time Distributed Computing (ISORC)