Dynamic Resource Scheduling Optimization with Network Coding for Multi-User Services in the Internet of Vehicles

Chen Huang, Jiannong Cao, Shihui Wang, Yan Zhang

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For Internet of Vehicles (IoV) systems with multiple users, network coding can be introduced to provide efficient error control and throughput improvement services. However, if the heterogeneity characteristics and requirements of the end users (vehicles) are neglected, it will be difficult for an IoV system to provide each end user with fair system services, without which the advantages of network coding cannot be fully achieved and the performance of the multi-user diversity system will be degraded. In this paper, we propose a Dynamic Resource Scheduling Optimization (DRSO) algorithm, a dynamic fair scheduling algorithm combined with network coding for system resource allocation in a multi-user IoV system. We construct a general solution framework for service scheduling: first, we estimate the fairness index for each end user (vehicle) with the key information on Quality of Service (QoS). Second, we construct a service scheduling control model based on the service capability of control entities (multi-access edge computing servers), and propose a new utility evaluation function. Third, based on the fairness index, we select end users into multiple network coding sets. Network coding sets are the basic units of service scheduling. The optimization objective of the scheduling service is to maximize the total utility of all the network coding sets (the utility of the control entity). Finally, we establish a coding cache queue in the control entity based on the scheduling decision. To obtain the global optimal solution for active queue control, we combine a Quantum Particle Swarm Optimization (QPSO) algorithm with a Proportional Integral (PI) model. Then, the optimal scheduling decision can be made. Extensive simulation results show that DRSO outperforms related scheduling algorithms in varying traffic loads, demonstrating that DRSO can effectively guide service resource allocation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9112145
Pages (from-to)126988-127003
Number of pages16
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • cache queue
  • fairness control
  • internet of vehicles
  • Multi-user
  • network coding set

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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