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Title: Beef Up the Edge: Spectrum-Aware Placement of Edge Computing Services for the Internet of Things
In this paper, we introduce a network entity called point of connection (PoC), which is equipped with customized powerful communication, computing, and storage (CCS) capabilities, and design a data transportation network (DART) of interconnected PoCs to facilitate the provision of Internet of Things (IoT) services. By exploiting the powerful CCS capabilities of PoCs, DART brings both communication and computing services much closer to end devices so that resource-constrained IoT devices could have access to the desired communication and computing services. To achieve the design goals of DART, we further study spectrum-aware placement of edge computing services. We formulate the service placement as a stochastic mixed-integer optimization problem and propose an enhanced coarse-grained fixing procedure to facilitate efficient solution finding. Through extensive simulations, we demonstrate the effectiveness of the resulting spectrum-aware service placement strategies and the proposed solution approach.
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IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
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National Science Foundation
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