A Balanced Cloudlet Management Method for Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks

  • Xiaolong XuEmail author
  • Yuhao Chen
  • Lianyong Qi
  • Jing He
  • Xuyun Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 270)


With the rapid development of wireless communication technology, cloudlet-based wireless metropolitan area network, which provides people with more convenient network services, has become an effiective paradigm to meet the growing demand for requirements of wireless cloud computing. Currently, the energy consumption of cloudlets can be reduced by migrating tasks, but how to jointly optimize the time consumption and energy consumption in the process of migrations is still a significant problem. In this paper, a balanced cloudlet management method, named BCM, is proposed to address the above challenge. Technically, the Simple Additive Weighting (SAW) and Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) techniques are applied to optimize virtual machine scheduling strategy. Finally, simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of our proposed method.


Cloudlet WMAN VM migration Energy consumption Time consumption 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaolong Xu
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Yuhao Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lianyong Qi
    • 4
  • Jing He
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xuyun Zhang
    • 5
  1. 1.School of Computer and SoftwareNanjing University of Information Science and TechnologyNanjingChina
  2. 2.Jiangsu Engineering Centre of Network MonitoringNanjing University of Information Science and TechnologyNanjingChina
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory for Novel Software TechnologyNanjing UniversityNanjingChina
  4. 4.School of Information Science and EngineeringQufu Normal UniversityJiningChina
  5. 5.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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