AI-Empowered Fast Task Execution Decision for Delay-Sensitive IoT Applications in Edge Computing Networks

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Atan B., Basaran M., Calik N., Basaran S., Akkuzu G., Durak Ata L.

IEEE Access, vol.11, pp.1324-1334, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/access.2022.3232073
  • Journal Name: IEEE Access
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Compendex, INSPEC, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.1324-1334
  • Keywords: AI, classification, computation offloading, intelligent networks, Lyapunov optimization, machine learning, multi-access edge computing
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


As the number of smart connected devices increases day by day, a massive amount of tasks are generated by various types of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Intelligent edge computing is a promising enabler in next-generation wireless networks to execute these tasks on proximate edge servers instead of smart devices. Additionally, regarding the execution of tasks in edge servers, smart devices could provide a low-latency environment to the end users. Within this paper, an artificial intelligence (AI)-empowered fast task execution method in heterogeneous IoT applications is proposed to reduce decision latency by taking into account different system parameters such as the execution deadline of the task, battery level of devices, channel conditions between mobile devices and edge servers, and edge server capacity. In edge computing scenarios, the number of task requests, resource constraints of edge servers, mobility of connected devices, and energy consumption are the main performance considerations. In this paper, the AI-empowered fast task decision method is proposed to solve the multi-device edge computing task execution problem by formulating it as a multi-class classification problem. The extensive simulation results demonstrate that the proposed framework is extremely fast and precise in decision-making for offloading computation tasks compared to the conventional Lyapunov optimization-based algorithm results by ensuring the guaranteed quality of experience.