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Multi-Access Edge Computing Empowered Heterogeneous Networks: A Novel Architecture and Potential Works

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School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Pusan National University, 2, Busandaehak-ro 63beon-gil, Geumjeong-gu, Busan 46241, Korea
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High Safety Core Technology Research Center, Inje University, 197, Inje-ro, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do 50834, Korea
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Faculty of Technology Engineering, Thu Dau Mot University, 6, Tran Van On, Phu Hoa, Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong 820000, Vietnam
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Department of Electronic, Telecommunications, Mechanical Automotive Engineering, Inje University, 197, Inje-ro, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do 50834, Korea
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Symmetry 2019, 11(7), 842; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym11070842
Received: 31 May 2019 / Revised: 23 June 2019 / Accepted: 25 June 2019 / Published: 1 July 2019
One of the most promising approaches to address the mismatch between computation- intensive applications and computation-limited end devices is multi-access edge computing (MEC). To overcome the rapid increase in traffic volume and offload the traffic from macrocells, a massive number of small cells have been deployed, so-called heterogeneous networks (HetNets). Strongly motivated by the close integration of MEC and HetNets, in this paper, we propose an envisioned architecture of MEC-empowered HetNets, where both wireless and wired backhaul solutions are supported, flying base stations (BSs) can be equipped with MEC servers, and mobile users (MUs) need both communication and computation resources for their computationally heavy tasks. Subsequently, we provide the research progress summary of task offloading and resource allocation in the proposed MEC-empowered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-assisted heterogeneous networks. We complete this article by spotlighting key challenges and open future directives for researches. View Full-Text
Keywords: computation offloading; Internet of Things (IoT); heterogeneous networks (HetNets); multi-access edge computing (MEC); non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA); resource allocation; unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) computation offloading; Internet of Things (IoT); heterogeneous networks (HetNets); multi-access edge computing (MEC); non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA); resource allocation; unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
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Ryu, J.-W.; Pham, Q.-V.; Luan, H.N.T.; Hwang, W.-J.; Kim, J.-D.; Lee, J.-T. Multi-Access Edge Computing Empowered Heterogeneous Networks: A Novel Architecture and Potential Works. Symmetry 2019, 11, 842.

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