An End-to-End (E2E) Network Slicing Framework for 5G Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks

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IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2021, 70, (7), pp. 7103-7112
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Network slicing is emerging as a promising solution for end-to-end resource management and orchestration together with Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technologies. In this paper, a comprehensive network slicing framework is presented to achieve end-to-end (E2E) QoS provisioning among customized services in 5G-driven VANETs. The proposed scheme manages the cooperation of both RAN and Core Network (CN), using SDN, NFV and Edge Computing technologies. Furthermore, a dynamic radio resource slice optimization scheme is formulated mathematically, that handles a mixture of mission-critical and best effort traffic, by delivering the QoS provisioning of Ultra-reliability and low latency. The proposed scheme adjusts the optimal bandwidth slicing and dynamically adapts to instantaneous network load conditions in a way that a targeted performance is guaranteed. The problem is solved using a Genetic Algorithm (GA) and results are compared with the previously proposed 5 G VANET architecture. Simulation reveal that the proposed slicing framework is able to optimize resources and deliver on the key performance metrics for mission critical communication.
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