With the tremendous growth of data traffic over wired and wireless networks along with the increasing number of rich-media applications, caching is envisioned to play a critical role in next-generation networks. To intelligently prefetch and store contents, a cache node should be able to learn what and when to cache. Considering the geographical and temporal content popularity dynamics, the limited available storage at cache nodes, as well as the interactive influence of caching decisions in networked caching settings, developing effective caching policies is practically challenging. In response to these challenges, this chapter presents a versatile reinforcement learning-based approach for near-optimal caching policy design, in both single-node and network caching settings under dynamic space-time popularities. The policies presented here are complemented using a set of numerical tests, which showcase the merits of the presented approach relative to several standard caching policies.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Edge Caching for Mobile Networks|
|Publisher||Institution of Engineering and Technology|
|Number of pages||27|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2022|
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