Toward Enabling Network Slice Mobility to Support 6G System

Miloud Bagaa, Diego Leonel Cadette Dutra, Tarik Taleb, Hannu Flinck

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Even a wider set of highly critical and latency-sensitive applications with resource needs from the access network and the edge will be supported by the 6G networks. Therefore, the 6G network will deal with diversification of service platforms. Optimizing the resource consumption of network slicing on top of a shared infrastructure will become essential to keep the operating costs on an acceptable level. Each vertical, e.g., eMBBPlus, BigCom, holographic and tactile communications can run on top of network slice with specific KPIs. Different verticals can have contradicting requirements running on top of the same infrastructure. This paper investigates the orchestration of network services within a federated end-to-end network slice, which may span over multiple cloud domains as expected to be a common scenario in 6G deployments. We introduce three optimization solutions that consider two conflicting objectives, the end-to-end delay and service relocation, for orchestrating network slice. While the first solution optimizes the end-to-end delay, the second solution optimizes the service relocation. Meanwhile, the third solution leverages the bargaining game theory for achieving optimal Pareto fair trade-off configuration to optimize both objectives. The simulation results demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed solutions to achieve their main design goals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10130-10144
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number12
Early online date2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • 6G
  • 6G mobile communication
  • Bandwidth
  • Cloud computing
  • Costs
  • Delays
  • Games
  • Multi-Access Edge Computing
  • Network function virtualization
  • Network slicing


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