xURLLC-aware service provisioning in vehicular networks: a semantic communication perspective

Xia, L. , Sun, Y. , Niyato, D., Feng, D., Feng, L. and Imran, M. A. (2023) xURLLC-aware service provisioning in vehicular networks: a semantic communication perspective. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, (doi: 10.1109/TWC.2023.3319442) (Early Online Publication)

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Semantic communication (SemCom), as an emerging paradigm focusing on meaning delivery, has recently been considered a promising solution for the inevitable crisis of scarce communication resources. This trend stimulates us to explore the potential of applying SemCom to wireless vehicular networks, which normally consume a tremendous amount of resources to meet stringent reliability and latency requirements. Unfortunately, the unique background knowledge matching mechanism in SemCom makes it challenging to simultaneously realize efficient service provisioning for multiple users in vehicle-to-vehicle networks. To this end, this paper identifies and jointly addresses two fundamental problems of knowledge base construction (KBC) and vehicle service pairing (VSP) inherently existing in SemCom-enabled vehicular networks in alignment with the next-generation ultra-reliable and low-latency communication (xURLLC) requirements. Concretely, we first derive the knowledge matching based queuing latency specific for semantic data packets, and then formulate a latency-minimization problem subject to several KBC and VSP related reliability constraints. Afterward, a SemCom-empowered Service Supplying Solution (S 4 ) is proposed along with the theoretical analysis of its optimality guarantee and computational complexity. Numerical results demonstrate the superiority of S 4 in terms of average queuing latency, semantic data packet throughput, user knowledge matching degree and knowledge preference satisfaction compared with two benchmarks.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Xia, Le and Imran, Professor Muhammad and Sun, Dr Yao
Authors: Xia, L., Sun, Y., Niyato, D., Feng, D., Feng, L., and Imran, M. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Journal Name:IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
ISSN (Online):1558-2248
Published Online:03 October 2023
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2023 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 2023
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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