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A Hybrid Task Scheduling Scheme for Heterogeneous Vehicular Edge Systems

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Nigel Thomas



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).


Enhanced wireless communication improves the connectivity of vehicular networks in which vehicles are utilized as infrastructures for communication and computation. Thus, a new concept “Vehicular Edge Computing (VEC)” is formed. As VEC utilizes a collaborative multitude of near-user edge resources (i.e. vehicles) in the Internet of Vehicles, the capability of these joint resources becomes heterogeneous especially in their movements. Therefore, one critical problem is how to efficiently schedule each task under such mobile environments. For the reason, we propose a hybrid dynamic scheduling scheme (HDSS) that has the ability to optimize the task scheduling dynamically based on the changeable system environments. HDSS provides a decision function (DF) to select a better-performed scheduling algorithm from two provided candidates: the queue-based dynamic scheduling (QDS) algorithm and the time-based dynamic scheduling (TDS). QDS coincides with the Join-the-Shortest Queue scheme, which decides the scheduling by sorting out a server with the shortest queue-length; nevertheless, TDS is novel scheme that is designed to implement task allocation by estimating the waiting time of each server in order to select a server with the fastest response. Finally, this research generates formal models of each scheduling algorithm and the hybrid scheduling scheme to conduct performance evaluation with a fluid flow approximation technique. The analysis results in a superior performance of HDSS in the unstable VEC environments.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Chen X, Thomas N, Zhan T, Ding J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IEEE Access

Year: 2019

Volume: 7

Pages: 11708-11709

Online publication date: 12/08/2019

Acceptance date: 12/08/2019

Date deposited: 14/08/2019

ISSN (print): 2169-3536

ISSN (electronic): 2169-3536

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2934890


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