Mobile edge cloud system: Architectures, challenges, and approaches

Hang Liu, Fahima Eldarrat, Hanen Alqahtani, Alex Reznik, Xavier De Foy, Yanyong Zhang

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Abstract

Mobile edge cloud (MEC) is a model for enabling on-demand elastic access to, or an interaction with a shared pool of reconfigurable computing resources such as servers, storage, peer devices, applications, and services, at the edge of the wireless network in close proximity to mobile users. It overcomes some obstacles of traditional central clouds by offering wireless network information and local context awareness as well as low latency and bandwidth conservation. This paper presents a comprehensive survey of MEC systems, including the concept, architectures, and technical enablers. First, the MEC applications are explored and classified based on different criteria, the service models and deployment scenarios are reviewed and categorized, and the factors influencing the MEC system design are discussed. Then, the architectures and designs of MEC systems are surveyed, and the technical issues, existing solutions, and approaches are presented. The open challenges and future research directions of MEC are further discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7843586
Pages (from-to)2495-2508
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Systems Journal
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2018

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Wireless networks
Conservation
Servers
Systems analysis
Bandwidth

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • Fog computing
  • Mobile edge cloud (MEC)
  • Mobile edge computing
  • Service model
  • Survey
  • System architecture

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Liu, H., Eldarrat, F., Alqahtani, H., Reznik, A., De Foy, X., & Zhang, Y. (2018). Mobile edge cloud system: Architectures, challenges, and approaches. IEEE Systems Journal, 12(3), 2495-2508. [7843586]. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSYST.2017.2654119
Liu, Hang ; Eldarrat, Fahima ; Alqahtani, Hanen ; Reznik, Alex ; De Foy, Xavier ; Zhang, Yanyong. / Mobile edge cloud system : Architectures, challenges, and approaches. In: IEEE Systems Journal. 2018 ; Vol. 12, No. 3. pp. 2495-2508.
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Mobile edge cloud system : Architectures, challenges, and approaches. / Liu, Hang; Eldarrat, Fahima; Alqahtani, Hanen; Reznik, Alex; De Foy, Xavier; Zhang, Yanyong.

In: IEEE Systems Journal, Vol. 12, No. 3, 7843586, 09.2018, p. 2495-2508.

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