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Future Internet 2018, 10(10), 94;

Influence of Crowd Participation Features on Mobile Edge Computing

School of Computer and Information Engineering, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang 453000, China
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Received: 30 August 2018 / Revised: 21 September 2018 / Accepted: 22 September 2018 / Published: 25 September 2018
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Mobile edge computing is a new communication paradigm, which stores content close to the end users, so as to reduce the backhaul delay and alleviate the traffic load of the backbone networks. Crowd participation is one of the most striking features of this technology, and it enables numerous interesting applications. The dynamics of crowd participation offer unprecedented opportunities for both content caching and data forwarding. In this paper, we investigate the influence of the dynamics of crowd participation, from the perspective of opportunistic caching and forwarding, and discuss how we can exploit such opportunities to allocate content and select relays efficiently. Some existing issues in this emerging research area are also discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: mobile edge computing; crowd participation; opportunistic caching; data forwarding mobile edge computing; crowd participation; opportunistic caching; data forwarding

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Yuan, P.; Pang, X.; Zhao, X. Influence of Crowd Participation Features on Mobile Edge Computing. Future Internet 2018, 10, 94.

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