Joint Wireless and Edge Computing Resource Management with Dynamic Network Slice Selection

Research paper by Slađana Jošilo, György Dán

Indexed on: 23 Jan '20Published on: 22 Jan '20Published in: arXiv - Computer Science - Computer Science and Game Theory


Network slicing is a promising approach for enabling low latency computation offloading in edge computing systems. In this paper, we consider an edge computing system under network slicing in which the wireless devices generate latency sensitive computational tasks. We address the problem of joint dynamic assignment of computational tasks to slices, management of radio resources across slices and management of radio and computing resources within slices. We formulate the Joint Slice Selection and Edge Resource Management(JSS-ERM) problem as a mixed-integer problem with the objective to minimize the completion time of computational tasks. We show that the JSS-ERM problem is NP-hard and develop an approximation algorithm with bounded approximation ratio based on a game theoretic treatment of the problem. We provide extensive simulation results to show that network slicing can improve the system performance compared to no slicing and that the proposed solution can achieve significant gains compared to the equal slicing policy. Our results also show that the computational complexity of the proposed algorithm is approximately linear in the number of devices.