During the last decade, network providers are faced by a growing problem regarding the distribution of bandwidth and computing resources. Recently, the mobile edge computing paradigm was proposed as a possible solution, mainly in consideration of the provided possibility of transferring service demands at the edge of the network. This solution heavily relies on the dynamic allocation of resources, depending on the user needs and network connection, therefore it becomes essential to correctly predict user movements and activities. This paper proposes an unsupervised methodology to define meaningful user locations from noninvasive user information, captured by the user terminal with no computing or battery overhead. The data is analyzed through a conjoined clustering algorithm to build a stochastic Markov chain to predict the users’ movements and their bandwidth demands. Such a model could be used by network operators to optimize network resources allocation. To evaluate the proposed methodology, we tested it on one of the largest public community’s labeled mobile and sensor dataset, developed by the “CrowdSignals.io” initiative, and we present positive and promising results concerning the prediction capabilities of the model.
|Titolo:||An Unsupervised and Non-Invasive Model for Predicting Network Resource Demands|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1109/JIOT.2018.2860681|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|