Multi-access edge computing (MEC) plays a key role in fifth-generation (5G) networks in bringing cloud functionalities at the edge of the radio access network, in close proximity to mobile users. In this paper we focus on mobile-edge computation offloading, a way to transfer heavy demanding, and latency-critical applications from mobile handsets to close-located MEC servers, in order to reduce latency and/or energy consumption. Our goal is to provide an optimal strategy to associate mobile users to access points (AP) and MEC hosts, while contextually optimizing the allocation of radio and computational resources to each user, with the objective of minimizing the overall user transmit power under latency constraints incorporating both communication and computation times. The overall problem is a mixed-binary problem. To overcome its inherent computational complexity, we propose two alternative strategies: i) a method based on successive convex approximation (SCA) techniques, proven to converge to local optimal solutions; ii) an approach hinging on matching theory, based on formulating the assignment problem as a matching game.

Optimal association of mobile users to multi-access edge computing resources / Sardellitti, Stefania; Merluzzi, Mattia; Barbarossa, Sergio. - (2018), pp. 1-6. ((Intervento presentato al convegno International Conference on Communications (ICC2018) tenutosi a Kansas City, USA.

Optimal association of mobile users to multi-access edge computing resources

Stefania Sardellitti;Mattia Merluzzi;Sergio Barbarossa
2018

Abstract

Multi-access edge computing (MEC) plays a key role in fifth-generation (5G) networks in bringing cloud functionalities at the edge of the radio access network, in close proximity to mobile users. In this paper we focus on mobile-edge computation offloading, a way to transfer heavy demanding, and latency-critical applications from mobile handsets to close-located MEC servers, in order to reduce latency and/or energy consumption. Our goal is to provide an optimal strategy to associate mobile users to access points (AP) and MEC hosts, while contextually optimizing the allocation of radio and computational resources to each user, with the objective of minimizing the overall user transmit power under latency constraints incorporating both communication and computation times. The overall problem is a mixed-binary problem. To overcome its inherent computational complexity, we propose two alternative strategies: i) a method based on successive convex approximation (SCA) techniques, proven to converge to local optimal solutions; ii) an approach hinging on matching theory, based on formulating the assignment problem as a matching game.
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