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Khan, H, Luoto, P, Samarakoon, S, Bennis, M, Latva‐Aho, M. Network slicing for vehicular communication. Trans Emerging Tel Tech. 2021; 32:e3652.

Network slicing for vehicular communication

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Author: Khan, Hamza1; Luoto, Petri2; Samarakoon, Sumudu1;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, FI-90014 Oulu, Finland
2MediaTek Wireless Finland Oy, Elektroniikkatie 16, Oulu
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: John Wiley & Sons, 2021
Publish Date: 2020-05-12


Ultra‐reliable vehicle‐to‐everything (V2X) communication is essential for enabling the next generation of intelligent vehicles. V2X communication is a growing area of communication that connects vehicles to neighboring vehicles (V2V), infrastructure (V2I), and pedestrians (V2P). Network slicing is one of the promising technologies for connectivity of the next generation devices, creating several logical networks on a common and programmable physical infrastructure. Network slicing offers an efficient way to satisfy the diverse use case requirements by exploiting the benefits of shared physical infrastructure. In this regard, we propose a network slicing‐based communication solution for vehicular networks. In this work, we model a highway scenario with vehicles having heterogeneous traffic demands. The autonomous driving slice (safety messages) and the infotainment slice (video stream) are the two logical slices created on a common infrastructure. We formulated a network clustering and slicing algorithm to partition the vehicles into different clusters and allocate slice leaders (SLs) to each cluster. SLs serve its clustered vehicles with high‐quality V2V links and forwards safety information with low latency. On the other hand, road side unit provides infotainment service using high‐quality V2I links. An extensive Long Term Evolution Advanced system‐level simulator with enhancement of cellular V2X standard is used to evaluate the performance of the proposed method, in which it is shown that the proposed network slicing technique achieves low latency and high‐reliability communication.

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Series: Transactions on emerging telecommunications technologies
ISSN: 2161-5748
ISSN-E: 2161-3915
ISSN-L: 2161-5748
Volume: 32
Issue: 1
Article number: e3652
DOI: 10.1002/ett.3652
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This research has been supported by the Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship project and the Thule institute strategicproject SAFARI.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Khan, H, Luoto, P, Samarakoon, S, Bennis, M, Latva‐Aho, M. Network slicing for vehicular communication. Trans Emerging Tel Tech. 2021; 32:e3652., which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.