Yousef Rafique, Aris Leivadeas, and Mohamed Ibnkahla

Network operators are faced with a strategic puzzle on how to balance limited resource availability, dynamic IoT traffic requirements, and dynamic IoT device behavior in an end-to-end communication paradigm. This work formally defines the IoT-aware Virtual Network Function (VNF) placement problem. We consider realistic IoT traffic statistics from a smart-city PoC to evaluate an indicative set of placement algorithms with different objective functions under static and dynamic traffic scenarios, to study their impact on the overall performance.

Y. Rafique, A. Leivadeas, and M. Ibnkahla, “An IoT-Aware VNF Placement Proof of Concept in a Hybrid Edge-Cloud Smart City Environment,” in 2022 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Apr. 2022, pp. 1395–1400. doi: 10.1109/WCNC51071.2022.9772004.

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