Whispering: Joint Service Offloading and Computation Reuse in Cloud-Edge Networks

Boubakr Nour, Spyridon Mastorakis, Abderrahmen Mtibaa

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10 Scopus citations


Due to the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) and application/user demands that challenge communication and computation, edge computing has emerged as the paradigm to bring computing resources closer to users. In this paper, we present Whispering, an analytical model for the migration of services (service offloading) from the cloud to the edge, in order to minimize the completion time of computational tasks offloaded by user devices and improve the utilization of resources. We also empirically investigate the impact of reusing the results of previously executed tasks for the execution of newly received tasks (computation reuse) and propose an adaptive task offloading scheme between edge and cloud. Our evaluation results show that Whispering achieves up to 35% and 97% (when coupled with computation reuse) lower task completion times than cases where tasks are executed exclusively at the edge or the cloud.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICC 2021 - IEEE International Conference on Communications, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728171227
StatePublished - Jun 2021
Event2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2021 - Virtual, Online, Canada
Duration: Jun 14 2021Jun 23 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607


Conference2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2021
CityVirtual, Online


  • Computation Reuse
  • Edge Computing
  • Service Offloading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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