Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ICC 2020 - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
Mobile edge computing (MEC) has been recognized as a promising technology to support various emerging services in vehicular networks. With MEC, vehicle users can offload their computation-intensive applications (e.g., intelligent path planning and safety applications) to edge computing servers located at roadside units. In this paper, an efficient computing offloading and server collaboration approach is proposed to reduce computing service delay and improve service reliability for vehicle users. Task partition is adopted, whereby the computation load offloaded by a vehicle can be divided and distributed to multiple edge servers. By the proposed approach, the computation delay can be reduced by parallel computing, and the failure in computing results delivery can also be alleviated via cooperation among edges. The offloading and computing decision-making is formulated as a long-term planning problem, and a deep reinforcement learning technique, i.e., deep deterministic policy gradient, is adopted to achieve the optimal solution of the complex stochastic nonlinear integer optimization problem. Simulation results show that our collaborative computing approach can adapt to different service environments and outperform the greedy offloading approach.
Li, Mushu; Gao, Jie; Zhang, Ning; Zhao, Lian; and Shen, Xeumin, "Collaborative Computing in Vehicular Networks: A Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach" (2020). Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Research and Publications. 674.