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Mobile Edge Computing for Connected Vehicle Environments

Challenges and Research Directions outlined by Dr Ioannis Psaras with Huawei and Bosch

Connected vehicle systems form the basis for future features of functions and applications within the automotive industry. In order to allow resource intensive services, cloud offloading and especially Mobile Edge Computing is a promising approach. In a new paper co-authored by EPSRC Early Career Research Fellow Dr Ioannis Psaras and researchers from Huawei and Bosch in Germany, a detailed futuristic vehicular scenario -- Electronic Horizon is presented, highlighting the challenges of this technology. Dr Psaras and his colleagues argue that the resulting challenges are representative of many of the envisioned use-cases of Mobile Edge Computing. They then present how Information-Centric Networking in combination with Mobile Edge Computing has the potential to support such a futuristic scenario and research directions that are promising for future solutions.


About Dr Ioannis Psaras

Dr Psaras holds a 5 year EPSRC Early Career Research Fellowship in the department and has been a Lecturer since September 2016. He is interested in resource management techniques for current and future networking architectures with particular focus on routing, caching and congestion control. Recently, he has been heavily involved in the effort to shift the Internet towards an Information-Centric Networking environment. Before joining UCL in 2010, he held positions at the University of Surrey, and Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, where he also obtained his PhD in 2008.

Dr Psaras has extensive experience in leading cutting-edge research and managing the development and implementation of proof-of-concept prototypes. He has received four Best Paper Awards for his work in the ICN area (IFIP Networking 2012, IFIP Networking 2015, IEEE LANMAN 2016, ACM MobiArch 2016). He is active in the IRTF ICNRG group and has co-authored one of the first RFCs of the group (RFC 7927 on Research Challenges in ICN). He is one of the main organisers and TPC Chair of the "Mobile Edge Communications Workshop" (MECOMM), which will be held together with ACM SIGCOMM 2017, one of the most prestigious conferences in the area. For more information about the You can find more information about this workshop here:

Full Reference: Dennis Grewe, Marco Wagner, Mayutan Arumaithurai, Ioannis Psaras, and Dirk Kutscher. 2017. Information-Centric Mobile Edge Computing for Connected Vehicle Environments: Challenges and Research Directions. In Proceedings of MECOMM '17, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 21, 2017, 6 pages.