Age-of-information for mURLLC over 6G multimedia wireless networks

Xi Zhang, Qixuan Zhu, H. Vincent Poor

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Integrating the ultra-reliable and low-latency communication (URLLC) with massive access, the massive-URLLC (mURLLC) in the sixth generation (6G) wireless networks aims at providing a wide range of delay-sensitive real-time services and applications by satisfying users' stringent requirements on the delay-bound and error rate. The age of information (AoI) theory characterizes the freshness of information, which measures the time elapsed since the generation instant of the latest received information update, and thus, has been recognized to be able to analyze the time-critical information's transmission latency in mURLLC networks. However, how to accurately characterize the AoI for 6G mURLLC networks has neither been well understood nor thoroughly studied. To overcome this challenge, in this paper we propose and develop an analytical modeling technique to characterize the AoI to efficiently support mURLLC services over 6G mobile wireless networks. First, we develop a stochastic hybrid system (SHS) model to track the AoI's evolution in the M/M /k queueing mURLLC networks. Second, we analyze AoI dynamics in the proposed SHS model, including deriving closed-form expressions for moments of the AoI and the state probability. Third, we prove the Lyapunov stability of the AoI under our proposed SHS model. Finally, we validate and evaluate our derived results of the AoI evolution in mURLLC networks through numerical analyses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 55th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665412681
StatePublished - Mar 24 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event55th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2021 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Mar 24 2021Mar 26 2021

Publication series

Name2021 55th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2021


Conference55th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management


  • 6G wireless networks
  • Age of information (AoI)
  • Lyapunov stability
  • Massive ultra-reliable and low-latency communications (mURLLC)
  • Stochastic hybrid systems (SHS)


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