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O. Bekkouche, S. Kianpisheh and T. Taleb, "Toward Proactive Service Relocation for UAVs in MEC," 2021 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Madrid, Spain, 2021, pp. 1-7, doi: 10.1109/GLOBECOM46510.2021.9685066

Toward proactive service relocation for UAVs in MEC

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Author: Bekkouche, Oussama1; Kianpisheh, Somayeh1; Taleb, Tarik1,2
Organizations: 1Communications and Networking Department, Aalto University, Finland
2Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: IEEE, 2021
Publish Date: 2023-05-11


Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) is considered as one of the key enablers of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) use cases. However, the envisioned MEC deployments introduce new challenges related to the management of the mobility of services across the distributed MEC hosts, following the UAVs movements and possible handovers to ensure sustainable Quality-of-Service (QoS). A major challenge for MEC service mobility is the decision-making on where and when to relocate services. In this paper, we motivate the use of the predefined flight plans of UAVs for devising proactive relocation strategies that can deal efficiently with realistic asynchronous relocation processes. Moreover, we formulate the Proactive Service Relocation for UAV (PSRU) problem using linear programming, and we validate the gains introduced by the proactive relocation strategy and the use of the predefined flight plans of UAVs.

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ISBN: 978-1-7281-8104-2
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-8105-9
Article number: 9685066
DOI: 10.1109/globecom46510.2021.9685066
Host publication: 2021 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)
Conference: IEEE Global Communications Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work was partially supported by the European Unions Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program through the 5G!Drones Project under Grant No. 857031. It was also supported in part by the Academy of Finland 6Genesis project under Grant No. 318927.
EU Grant Number: (857031) 5G!Drones - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Vertical Applications’ Trials Leveraging Advanced 5G Facilities
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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