Vehicle-to-cloudlet: Game-based computation demand response for mobile edge computing through vehicles

Xi Lin, Jianhua Li, Wu Yang, Jun Wu, Zhifeng Zong, Xiaodong Wang

研究成果: Conference contribution

10 被引用数 (Scopus)


Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) is a novel platform to bring computation resources close to local users in vicinity constrained, obtaining the nickname of Cloudlet on the edge of the network. However, due to users' behaviors, computation resources demands show spatial and temporal dynamics among different Cloudlets, which is hardly to achieve on-demand computation workload balance management. While vehicles, unique for their mobility and powerful on- board equipments, could act as computation resources transporters breaking geographically restriction, which have potential to balance computation demands in the city. To address the issue above, in this paper, we design a novel computation demand response management (DRM) mechanism called Vehicle-to-Cloudlet (V2C), considering the mobility of vehicles, computation states of vehicles, and computation demands of Cloudlets. There exists two phases in V2C mechanism: cognitive phase and game phase, respectively. In cognitive phase, which Cloudlets are computation-scarce and which vehicles are potential computation resources can be cognized. Then, in game phase, to simulate computation resources trading process among Cloudlet service provider and individual vehicles, we formulate a price-based two-stage Stackelberg game, jointly maximizing the utility of the Cloudlet and the individual utility of each vehicles. We prove that unique Nash Equilibrium (NE) and Stackelberg Equilibrium (SE) exist in this game and propose a gradient iterative algorithm to obtain the optimal solution. Finally, numerical simulations show that our solution has good scalability and also encourages vehicles to trade their own computation resources to the Cloudlet.

ホスト出版物のタイトル2019 IEEE 89th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2019 - Proceedings
出版社Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
出版ステータスPublished - 2019 4月
イベント89th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2019 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
継続期間: 2019 4月 282019 5月 1


名前IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference


Conference89th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2019
CityKuala Lumpur

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • 電子工学および電気工学
  • 応用数学


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