Offloading Techniques in Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) for Future Wireless Networks

Şahin A. Z., Shayea I. A. M., Yazıcı İ., Saleh A. E., Saad S. A.

2023 International Conference on Smart Computing and Application, ICSCA 2023, Ha'il, Saudi Arabia, 5 - 06 February 2023 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/icsca57840.2023.10087588
  • City: Ha'il
  • Country: Saudi Arabia
  • Keywords: 5G, computational offloading, IoT, IoV, machine learning, Mobile edge computing, multi-access edge computing, task offloading
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Mobile edge computing enhances cloud computing capability to users at the edge of wireless networks, for future networks in particular. Network architecture defined by ETSI, has been developed for multi-access edge computing (MEC). This concept has been a hot topic for the latest network technologies in the last decade. Offloading techniques are part of this research as well. Consequently, many diverse offloading techniques for Mobile Edge Computing have been proposed in the literature. Some confusion might occur in relation to this development. Due to this reason, a simplification work is needed for different kinds of offloading techniques which will be used in future wireless networks under Mobile Edge Computing topic. In this paper, many diverse offloading techniques will be presented, and they will be discussed with the aim of providing a sufficient foundation for the upcoming technologies. This paper also provides the key methodologies for collaborative and intelligent methods to be used in future wireless networks. Finally, an outlook for the topic will be given for the future offloading techniques that are yet to come.