On the Reusability of Machine Learning Models in Edge Computing: A Statistical Learning Approach

Skotti, X., Kolomvatsos, K. and Anagnostopoulos, C. (2022) On the Reusability of Machine Learning Models in Edge Computing: A Statistical Learning Approach. In: Arai, K. (ed.) Proceedings of the Future Technologies Conference (FTC) 2022, Volume 3. Series: Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems. Springer: Cham, pp. 69-89. ISBN 9783031183430 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-18344-7_5)

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The adoption of Edge Computing continues to grow with edge nodes recording increasingly more data, which inevitably requires that they should be processed through Machine Learning (ML) models to speed up the production of knowledge. However, training these models requires an increased amount of resources, which are limited, thus, the reuse of ML models becomes of paramount importance. Given that we do not have a pool of models to choose from, is it possible to determine which nodes in the network require distinct models and which of them could be reused? In this paper, we propose a solution to this question, an online model reuse framework which is evaluated for its precision and speedup. The framework considers all possible combinations of pairs in the network to determine which are good reusability pairs, by adopting statistical learning methods. Then for each pair, the node model is chosen that has the highest data space overlap. Our comprehensive experimental analysis in the context of both regression and classification shows the feasibility our solution in model reusability in Edge Computing environments.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kolomvatsos, Dr Kostas and Anagnostopoulos, Dr Christos
Authors: Skotti, X., Kolomvatsos, K., and Anagnostopoulos, C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Published Online:14 October 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2023 The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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