A Review on Computational Intelligence Techniques in Cloud and Edge Computing

Asim, Muhammad, Wang, Yong, Wang, Kezhi and Huang, Pei-Qiu (2020) A Review on Computational Intelligence Techniques in Cloud and Edge Computing. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence. ISSN 2471-285X (In Press)

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/tetci.2020.3007905

Abstract

Cloud computing (CC) is a centralized computing paradigm that accumulates resources centrally and provides these resources to users through Internet. Although CC holds a large number of resources, it may not be acceptable by real-time mobile applications, as it is usually far away from users geographically. On the other hand, edge computing (EC), which distributes resources to the network edge, enjoys increasing popularity in the applications with low-latency and high-reliability requirements. EC provides resources in a decentralized manner, which can respond to users’ requirements faster than the normal CC, but with limited computing capacities. As both CC and EC are resource-sensitive, several big issues arise, such as how to conduct job scheduling, resource allocation, and task offloading, which significantly influence the performance of the whole system. To tackle these issues, many optimization problems have been formulated. These optimization problems usually have complex properties, such as non-convexity and NP-hardness, which may not be addressed by the traditional convex optimization-based solutions. Computational intelligence (CI), consisting of a set of nature-inspired computational approaches, recently exhibits great potential in addressing these optimization problems in CC and EC. This article provides an overview of research problems in CC and EC and recent progresses in addressing them with the help of CI techniques. Informative discussions and future research trends are also presented, with the aim of offering insights to the readers and motivating new research directions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cloud computing, edge computing, computational intelligence, evolutionary algorithms, swarm intelligence algorithms, fuzzy system, learning based system
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2020 09:16
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2020 10:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/43725

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