Softwarized resource allocation in digital twins-empowered networks for future quantum-enabled consumer applications

Cao, H., Garg, S., Mumtaz, S. ORCID: 0000-0001-6364-6149, Alrashoud, M., Yang, L. and Kaddoum, G., 2024. Softwarized resource allocation in digital twins-empowered networks for future quantum-enabled consumer applications. IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics. ISSN 0098-3063

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Network softwarization (NetSoft), recognized as crucial attribute of 6G networks, promises to provide enhanced and advanced services, including future quantum-enabled consumer applications. Softwarized resource allocation is the core issue in NetSoft concept. Digital twins (DT) guarantees to generate the corresponding digital world that reflects and interacts with the original physical world seamlessly. With DT empowering, the digital replica of softwarized networks can be generated to predict, simulate, analyze the softwarized resource allocation in more economical, convenient and scalable methods.In this paper, we research the softwarized resource allocation of requested services, usually, called as slices, in DT-empowered networks for future quantum-enabled consumer applications. We focus on developing efficient softwarized resource allocation algorithm. At first, we present models of the DT-empowered networks and service requests by using graph theory and hypergraph theory. Then, we design one softwarized resource management framework, labeled as DT-Slice-Soft-6G. This framework has the functions of managing softwarized resources, calculating resource allocation solution in digital replica and sending the calculated solution back to softwarized 6G networks. Thereafter, one efficient and fine-grained softwarized resource allocation algorithm, inserted in DT-Slice-Soft-6G, is detailed. This algorithm is labeled as Heu-DT-Slice-6G and is proposed based on efficient heuristic methods. To validate the highlights of DT-Slice-Soft-6G and Heu-DT-Slice-6G, we conduct the simulation work in our self-developed simulator.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Creators: Cao, H., Garg, S., Mumtaz, S., Alrashoud, M., Yang, L. and Kaddoum, G.
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Date: 27 February 2024
ISSN: 0098-3063
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Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 01 Mar 2024 14:32
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2024 14:32

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