Photonic Network Communications

, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 269–281 | Cite as

Optical wireless network convergence in support of energy-efficient mobile cloud services

  • Markos P. AnastasopoulosEmail author
  • Anna Tzanakaki
  • Bijan Rahimzadeh Rofoee
  • Shuping Peng
  • Yan Yan
  • Dimitra Simeonidou
  • Giada Landi
  • Giacomo Bernini
  • Nicola Ciulli
  • Jordi Ferrer Riera
  • Eduard Escalona
  • Kostas Katsalis
  • Thanasis Korakis


Mobile computation offloading has been identified as a key-enabling technology to overcome the inherent processing power and storage constraints of mobile end devices. To satisfy the low-latency requirements of content-rich mobile applications, existing mobile cloud computing solutions allow mobile devices to access the required resources by accessing a nearby resource-rich cloudlet, suffering increased capital and operational expenditures. To address this issue, in this paper, we propose an infrastructure and architectural approach based on the orchestrated planning and operation of optical data center networks and wireless access networks. To this end, a novel formulation based on a multi-objective nonlinear programming model is presented that considers energy-efficient virtual infrastructure planning over the converged wireless, optical network interconnecting DCs with mobile devices, taking a holistic view of the infrastructure. Our modelling results identify trends and trade-offs relating to end-to-end service delay, mobility, resource requirements and energy consumption levels of the infrastructure across the various technology domains.


Mobile cloud computing Energy efficiency Queuing theory Virtual infrastructure planning Converged infrastructures 



This work was carried out with the support of the CONTENT (FP7-ICT- 318514) project funded by the EC through the 7th ICT Framework Program.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markos P. Anastasopoulos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anna Tzanakaki
    • 1
  • Bijan Rahimzadeh Rofoee
    • 1
  • Shuping Peng
    • 1
  • Yan Yan
    • 1
  • Dimitra Simeonidou
    • 1
  • Giada Landi
    • 2
  • Giacomo Bernini
    • 2
  • Nicola Ciulli
    • 2
  • Jordi Ferrer Riera
    • 3
  • Eduard Escalona
    • 3
  • Kostas Katsalis
    • 4
  • Thanasis Korakis
    • 4
  1. 1.University of BristolBristolUK
  2. 2.NextworksPisaItaly
  3. 3.i2CATBarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.University of ThessalyVolosGreece

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