Joint radio resource allocation in fog radio access network for healthcare

  • Shiyuan Tong
  • Yun LiuEmail author
  • Hsin-Hung Cho
  • Hua-Pei Chiang
  • Zhenjiang Zhang
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  1. Special issue on Fog Computing for Healthcare


With the rapid development of healthcare, mobile cloud computing can improve medical efficiency by capturing and analyzing patient data. Fog computing, as an emerging paradigm to complement cloud computing, has significant advantages in local wireless signal processing, resource management and distributed storage capabilities to potentially meet future healthcare demands. However, performance is limited by the capacity of fronthaul links. In this paper, we propose a novel fog radio access network (F-RAN) model, where cooperation caching strategy and content transmission are jointly optimized. We formulate a mixed integer nonlinear programming problem in order to achieve an ultra-low delay for the proposed F-RAN. We also propose a novel matching algorithm based on the student project allocation (SPA) algorithm instead of the traditional optimization algorithm to solve the formulated problem. Numerical results reveal that the proposed joint optimization design can significantly improve the performance of the considered F-RAN.


Fog radio access network Resource allocation Ultra-low delay Student project allocation problem 



This work is supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities under Grant 2018YJS007, and National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61772064, and Academic Discipline, Post-Graduate Education Project of the Beijing Municipal Commission of Education.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shiyuan Tong
    • 1
  • Yun Liu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hsin-Hung Cho
    • 2
  • Hua-Pei Chiang
    • 3
  • Zhenjiang Zhang
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Key Laboratory of Communication and Information Systems, Beijing Municipal Commission of EducationBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational Ilan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  3. 3.Network and Technology DivisionFarEasTone Telecommunications Company LimitedTaipeiTaiwan
  4. 4.School of Software Engineering, Key Laboratory of Communication and Information Systems, Beijing Municipal Commission of EducationBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina

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