5G is designed to be a multi-service network, capable of supporting diverse range of applications with distinct quality of service (QoS) requirements. Network slicing is one of the key technologies that will enable differentiated service provision on 5G networks, realized using multi-access edge computing (MEC), network function virtualization (NFV), and software-defined networking (SDN). It allows the network operators to build multiple virtual networks over a shared infrastructure, thereby providing network as a service for different service classes. MEC plays a key role in network-slicing based 5G architecture, as it can be used to support virtual network functions for core network (CN) and radio access network (RAN) for latency sensitive applications. Each MEC server can be considered as a pool of virtualized resources running on standard hardware infrastructure. Although network slicing is a promising technology, it still has many challenges that need to be addressed for effective service provisioning. In this work, we focus on challenges related to MEC for supporting network slicing for QoS provisioning in different 5G use cases, and discuss how operating system (OS) level optimizations can help to overcome them.
|Title of host publication
|ICTC 2019 - 10th International Conference on ICT Convergence
|Subtitle of host publication
|ICT Convergence Leading the Autonomous Future
|Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
|Number of pages
|Published - 2019 Oct
|10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence, ICTC 2019 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2019 Oct 16 → 2019 Oct 18
|ICTC 2019 - 10th International Conference on ICT Convergence: ICT Convergence Leading the Autonomous Future
|10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence, ICTC 2019
|Korea, Republic of
|19/10/16 → 19/10/18
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work is supported by IITP grant funded by Korean Govt. under the project titled Research on High Performance & Scalable Many-core OS (Grant No:2014-3-00035).
© 2019 IEEE.
- Network Slicing
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Artificial Intelligence
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Computer Science Applications
- Information Systems and Management
- Management of Technology and Innovation
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
- Media Technology
- Control and Optimization