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Cloudlets for secure human-to-machine (H2M) applications

Project Leader: Elaine Wong
Collaborators: Dr. Sourav Mondal (Trinity College Dublin) Prof. Goutam Das (Indian Institute of Technology - Khragpur)
Primary Contact: Elaine Wong (ewon@unimelb.edu.au)
Keywords: 6G x-Haul Networks; artificial intelligence; distributed and cloud computing
Disciplines: Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Future real-time and remotely-controlled human-to-machine (H2M) applications, such as teleoperation and telemedicine, will need to be supported by communication infrastructures that incur very low and stringent end-to-end communication latency of approximately 1 to 10 ms. Cloudlets, part of the multi-access edge computing paradigm, are distributed computing/storage resources placed close to end-users to relieve computation/storage pressures of their mobile devices while maintaining satisfactory quality-of-experience for users. The utlisation of cloudlets in H2M supported communication networks are being explored to reduce the communication latency. So far, there has been very little insight into computation offload algorithms and/or optimised cloudlet network planning for the purpose of enhancing latency performance.

This project is presently recruiting PhD candidate(s) with a background in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and/or Computer Science. Interested candidates with a keen interest in experimental investigation and analytical modelling, are encouraged to contact Prof Wong. The successful candidate(s) will be mentored by a team of leading experts with pioneering contributions in broadband access networks, game theory, converged fibre-wireless networks, human-to-machine communication networks, Internet-of-Things, optical wireless networks, and the Tactile Internet.

Relevant research papers

  • S. Mondal, G. Das & E. Wong 2020, “A Game-Theoretic Approach for Non-cooperative Load Balancing among Competing Cloudlets,”IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, pp. 1–1, doi:10.1109/ojcoms.2020.2971613
  • S. Mondal, G. Das, and E. Wong, “Efficient cost-optimization frameworks for hybrid cloudlet placement over fiber-wireless networks,” IEEE Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, vol. 11, no. 8, pp. 437, 2019. doi:10.1364/jocn.11.000437
  • S. Mondal, G. Das, and E. Wong, “Computation Offloading in Optical Access Cloudlet Networks: A Game-Theoretic Approach,” IEEE Communications Letters, 22 (8), 1564-1567, 2018.
  • S. Mondal, G. Das, and E. Wong, “CCOMPASSION: A Hybrid Cloudlet Placement Framework over Passive Optical Access Network,” in Proc. of IEEE IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2018), 216–224, 2018.

Further information: https://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/ewon/