Energy-Efficient Priority-Based Scheduling for Wireless Network Slicing

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-4727-1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

Conference

Title2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)
Location
PlaceUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period9 - 13 December 2018

Abstract

Wireless network slicing is a promising technology for next-generation networks to provide tailored on-demand services to mobile users. We consider a scheduling policy for wireless network slicing with the aim to maximize the energy efficiency of the network defined as the ratio of long-run average throughput of user requests to the long-run average power consumption. This gives rise to a problem of extremely high computational complexity which prevents direct application of conventional optimization techniques. We propose a scalable priority-based policy, referred to as the Most Energy-Efficient Resource First (MEERF). MEERF is proved to be asymptotically optimal in the special case appropriate for a local wireless environment with highly dense user population and exponentially distributed service time requirement. The robustness of MEERF to different service time distributions is demonstrated by extensive simulations. We present numerically the effectiveness of MEERF by comparing it with benchmark policies in a more general network with potentially geographically distributed users and infrastructures. The results show that MEERF outperforms the benchmark policies in most of our experiments and achieves up to 52% improvement in terms of energy efficiency.

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  • energy-efficient networking, priority-based policies, wireless network slicing

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Energy-Efficient Priority-Based Scheduling for Wireless Network Slicing. / Wang, Qing; Fu, Jing; Wu, Jingjin; Moran, Bill; Zukerman, Moshe.

2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) - Proceedings. IEEE, 2018. 8647696.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review