Maximizing Virtual Network Embedding Requests in RF-Charging IoT Networks

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IEEE Communications Letters


This letter considers the problem of embedding the maximum number of Virtual Network Requests (VNRs) in an Internet of Things (IoT) network with Power Beacons (PBs). It presents a Mixed Integer Linear Program (MILP) and a heuristic to determine the transmit power allocation of PBs, mappings of virtual nodes and edges onto devices and links, and a link schedule to provision bandwidth to support traffic on virtual edges. Our results show the proposed heuristic attains 90.31% of MILP’s performance.

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