Decentralized Cooperative Caching for Sustainable Metaverse Via Meta Self-Supervision Learning

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IEEE Wireless Communications


Metaverse is a multidimensional virtual world that integrates digital twin space technology. It is an interactive and integrative process with the physical world, involving virtualization and digitization of the real world. The high demands of the metaverse on transmission latency, processing speed, and security pose significant challenges to network load. In this article, we study an online distributed caching model in the context of digital twin metaverse. With unknown file popularity, we elaborate a collaborative caching system to optimize the burst bit error rate of wireless transmission while satisfying the latency requirements in metaverse applications. Then, we propose a meta-based self-supervised learning algorithm that can jointly allocate caching resources among various small base stations (i.e., metaverse edge nodes) in a distributed manner. Notably, given the system heterogeneity due to the massive number of devices in the metaverse, we cleverly introduce a multi-exits mechanism for neural networks to cope with the strong demand for ultra-low latency in metaverse applications. The effectiveness of the proposed methods is verified by numerical simulations, which significantly improve the transmission efficiency compared with existing comparative methods, thus facilitating the development of green communication technologies. Therefore, these methods are of great relevance to the future development and application of metaverse.

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Wireless communication, Metaverse, Heuristic algorithms, Space technology, Self-supervised learning, Ad hoc networks, Digital twins


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