Wireless network virtualization and information-centric networking (ICN) are two promising technologies in next-generation wireless networks. Traditionally, these two technologies have been addressed separately. In this paper, we show that jointly considering wireless network virtualization and ICN is necessary. Specifically, we propose an information-centric wireless network virtualization framework for enabling wireless network virtualization and ICN. Then, we formulate the virtual resource allocation and in-network caching strategy as an optimization problem, considering not only the revenue earned by serving the end users but the cost-of-leasing infrastructure as well. In addition, with recent advances in distributed convex optimization, we develop an efficient alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM)-based distributed virtual resource allocation and in-network caching scheme. Simulation results are presented to show the effectiveness of the proposed scheme.

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Keywords Alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM), information-centric networking (ICN), virtualization
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/TVT.2016.2530716
Journal IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Liang, C. (Chengchao), Yu, F.R, Yao, H. (Haipeng), & Han, Z. (Zhu). (2016). Virtual Resource Allocation in Information-Centric Wireless Networks with Virtualization. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 65(12), 9902–9914. doi:10.1109/TVT.2016.2530716