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Jiwei HUANG, Fangzheng LIU, and Jianbin ZHANG, “Multi-dimensional QoS Evaluation and Optimization of Mobile Edge Computing for IoT: A Survey,” Chinese Journal of Electronics, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 1–16, 2024 doi: 10.23919/cje.2023.00.264
Citation: Jiwei HUANG, Fangzheng LIU, and Jianbin ZHANG, “Multi-dimensional QoS Evaluation and Optimization of Mobile Edge Computing for IoT: A Survey,” Chinese Journal of Electronics, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 1–16, 2024 doi: 10.23919/cje.2023.00.264

Multi-dimensional QoS Evaluation and Optimization of Mobile Edge Computing for IoT: A Survey

doi: 10.23919/cje.2023.00.264
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    Jiwei HUANG was born in 1987. He received the B.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Technology from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2009 and 2014, respectively. He is currently a Professor and the Vice Dean of College of Information Science and Engineering / College of Artificial Intelligence, China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China, and the Director of the Beijing Key Laboratory of Petroleum Data Mining. His research interests include Internet of Things, edge computing, and services computing. (Email: huangjw@cup.edu.cn)

    Fangzheng LIU was born in 1991. He received the M.S. degree in Computer Science and Technology from the North China University of Technology, China, in 2017. She is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with the School of Information Science and Engineering, China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China. Her current research interests include edge/cloud/services computing, performance modeling and optimization.(Email: 2019310704@student.cup.edu.cn)

    Jianbin ZHANG was born in 1974. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth at Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006. He is now an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Technology at China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China. His current research interests include web services and GIS services.(Email: zhangjb@cup.edu.cn)

  • Corresponding author: Email: huangjw@cup.edu.cn
  • Received Date: 2023-10-28
  • Accepted Date: 2024-01-23
  • Available Online: 2024-03-06
  • With the evolvement of the Internet of things (IoT), mobile edge computing (MEC) has emerged as a promising computing paradigm to support IoT data analysis and processing. In MEC for IoT, the differentiated requirements on quality of service (QoS) have been growing rapidly, making QoS a multi-dimensional concept including several attributes, such as performance, dependability, energy efficiency, economic factors, etc. To guarantee the QoS of IoT applications, theories and techniques of multi-dimensional QoS evaluation and optimization have become important theoretical foundations and supporting technologies for the research and application of MEC for IoT, which have attracted significant attention from both academia and industry. This paper aims to survey the existing studies on multi-dimensional QoS evaluation and optimization of MEC for IoT, and provide insights and guidance for future research in this field. This paper summarizes the multidimensional and multi-attribute QoS metrics in IoT scenarios, and then several QoS evaluation methods are presented. For QoS optimization, the main research problems in this field are summarized, and optimization models as well as their corresponding solutions are elaborated. We take notice of the booming of edge intelligence in AI-empowered IoT scenarios, and illustrate the new research topics and the state-of-the-art approaches related to QoS evaluation and optimization. We discuss the challenges and future research directions.
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