Hong-Ning Dai, Raymond Chi-Wing Wong, Hao Wang, Zibin Zheng, Athanasios V. Vasilakos
ACM Computing Surveys, vol. 52, issue 5, pp. 99:1-36, September 2019
Publication year: 2019


The wide proliferation of various wireless communication systems and wireless devices has led to the arrival of big data era in large scale wireless networks. Big data of large scale wireless networks has the key features of wide variety, high volume, real-time velocity and huge value leading to the unique research challenges that are different from existing computing systems. In this paper, we present a survey of the state-of-art big data analytics (BDA) approaches for large scale wireless networks. In particular, we categorize the life cycle of BDA into four consecutive stages: Data Acquisition, Data Preprocessing, Data Storage and Data Analytics. We then present a detailed survey of the technical solutions to the challenges in BDA for large scale wireless networks according to each stage in the life cycle of BDA. Moreover, we discuss the open research issues and outline the future directions in this promising area.


  • Wireless Networks
  • Big data
  • Internet of Things


  title={Big Data Analytics for Large Scale Wireless Networks: Challenges and Opportunities},
  author={Hong-Ning Dai and Raymond Chi-Wing Wong and Hao Wang and Zibin Zheng and Athanasios V. Vasilakos},
  journal={ACM Computing Surveys},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.1145/3337065},

More comprehensive version can be found in https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.08069.


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