DOI: 10.3390/math11244968 ISSN: 2227-7390

A Truthful Reverse Auction Mechanism for Federated Learning Utility Maximization Resource Allocation in Edge–Cloud Collaboration

Linjie Liu, Jixian Zhang, Zhemin Wang, Jia Xu
  • General Mathematics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

Federated learning is a promising technique in cloud computing and edge computing environments, and designing a reasonable resource allocation scheme for federated learning is particularly important. In this paper, we propose an auction mechanism for federated learning resource allocation in the edge–cloud collaborative environment, which can motivate data owners to participate in federated learning and effectively utilize the resources and computing power of edge servers, thereby reducing the pressure on cloud services. Specifically, we formulate the federated learning platform data value maximization problem as an integer programming model with multiple constraints, develop a resource allocation algorithm based on the monotone submodular value function, devise a payment algorithm based on critical price theory and demonstrate that the mechanism satisfies truthfulness and individual rationality.