The deployment of mobile edges in vehicular environments

Hesham El-Sayed, Moumena Chaqfeh

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    The provision of online traffic information and applications in vehicular environment can be offered via fixed ground Roadside Units (RSUs). Nevertheless, employing flying RSUs that are carried by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) would bring the capabilities of Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) to the vehicular environment, where they can be deployed dynamically in accordance to traffic safety events and congestion conditions. In this paper, we propose a novel method for the deployment of flying RSUs based on swarm intelligence. Our proposed method relies on two fundamental properties of the dynamic deployment of edges in vehicular environments, which are self-organization and the division of workload among RSUs. These two properties are necessary and sufficient to obtain a swarm intelligent behavior. The term 'swarm' can refer to any restrained collection of interacting agents or individuals, which are - in this case - the travelling vehicles and RSUs.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication32nd International Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2018
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538622896
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 19 2018
    Event32nd International Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2018 - Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Duration: Jan 10 2018Jan 12 2018

    Publication series

    NameInternational Conference on Information Networking
    ISSN (Print)1976-7684


    Other32nd International Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2018
    CityChiang Mai


    • Deployment
    • Flying RSUs
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
    • Optimization
    • Vehicular Environment

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Information Systems


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