QoS-aware and resource-efficient dynamic slicing mechanism for internet of things

Wenchen He, Shaoyong Guo, Yun Liang, Rui Ma, Xuesong Qiu, Lei Shi

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With the popularization of terminal devices and services in Internet of things (IoT), it will be a challenge to design a network resource allocation method meeting various QoS requirements and effectively using substrate resources. In this paper, a dynamic network slicing mechanism including virtual network (VN) mapping and VN reconfiguration is proposed to provide network slices for services. Firstly, a service priority model is defined to create queue for resource allocation. Then a slice including Virtual Network Function (VNF) placement and routing with optimal cost is generated by VN mapping. Next, considering temporal variations of service resource requirements, the size of network slice is adjusted dynamically to guarantee resource utilization in VN reconfiguration. Additionally, load balancing factors are designed to make traffic balanced. Simulation results show that dynamic slicing mechanism not only saves 22% and 31% cost than static slicing mechanism with extending shortest path (SS_ESP) and dynamic slicing mechanism with embedding single path (DS_ESP), but also maintains high service acceptance rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1345-1364
Number of pages20
JournalComputers, Materials and Continua
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Dynamic slicing
  • Internet of things
  • Load balancing
  • Priority
  • QoS
  • Resource allocation


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