Dual Pricing Optimization for Live Video Streaming in Mobile Edge Computing with Joint User Association and Resource Management

Wei Yu Chen, Po Yu Chou, Chih Yu Wang, Ren Hung Hwang, Wen Tsuen Chen

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Abstract

Mobile live video streaming is expected to become mainstream in the fifth generation (5G) mobile networks. To boost the Quality of Experience (QoE) of streaming services, the integration of Scalable Video Coding (SVC) with Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) becomes a natural candidate due to its scalability and the reliable transmission supports for real-time interactions. However, it still takes efforts to integrate MEC into video streaming services to exploit its full potentials. We find that the efficiency of the MEC-enabled cellular system can be significantly improved when the requests of users can be redirected to proper MEC servers through optimal user associations. In light of this observation, we jointly address the caching placement, video quality decision and user association problem in the live video streaming service. Since the proposed nonlinear integer optimization problem is NP-hard, we firstly develop a two-step approach from a Lagrangian optimization under the dual pricing specification. Further, to have a computation-efficient solution and less performance loss, we provide a one-step Lagrangian dual pricing algorithm by the convex transformation of non-convex constraints. The simulations show that the service quality of live video streaming can be remarkably enhanced by the proposed algorithms in the MEC-enabled cellular system.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • 5G mobile communication
  • caching placement
  • dual pricing approach
  • live video streaming
  • Mobile edge computing (MEC)
  • Optimization
  • Pricing
  • Quality of experience
  • scalable video coding (SVC)
  • Servers
  • Static VAr compensators
  • Streaming media
  • user association

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