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Publication - Mr Carlos Colman Meixner

    Resource Allocation for Ultra-low Latency Virtual Network Services in Hierarchical 5G Network

    Citation

    Bi, Y, Meixner, CC, Wang, R, Meng, F, Nejabati, R & Simeonidou, D, 2019, ‘Resource Allocation for Ultra-low Latency Virtual Network Services in Hierarchical 5G Network’. in: 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2019 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), pp. 1-7

    Abstract

    To support ultra-low latency 5G services flexibly and use limited resources in Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) servers efficiently, the study of latency-aware optimal hierarchical resource allocation for Service Function Chains in 5G becomes essential. In this regard, we address this resource allocation problem, for the first time, by designing a Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MILP) model based on a hierarchical 5G network interconnecting multiple MEC nodes. The objective is to minimize the total latency from five sources: processing, queueing, transmission, propagation, and optical-electronic-optical conversion. Experimental results prove that ultra-low latency requirements can be guaranteed and maximum usage of MEC node resources can be obtained. Then, a data rate-based heuristic algorithm is proposed, which can get less than 1.5 approximation ratio under different workload scenarios and achieve at least 1.7 times as much service acceptance ratio as the baseline approach.

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