Resource Management for Multiplexing eMBB and URLLC Services Over RIS-Aided THz Communication

Integrating the multitude of emerging internet of things (IoT) applications with diverse requirements in beyond fifth generation (B5G) networks necessitates the coexistence of enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC) services. However, bandwidth limited and congested sub-6GHz bands are incapable of fulfilling this coexistence. In this paper, we consider a reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS)-aided wideband terahertz (THz) communication system to this end. In specific, we formulate a resource management problem, aiming at jointly optimizing the reflection coefficient of the RIS elements and the transmit power of the base station, as well as the wideband THz resource block allocation. To solve this problem, we adopt a supervised learning approach relying on optimization, deep learning and ensemble learning methods. Simulation results show that for an RIS of size 11×11, up to 49% spectral efficiency gain is achieved for the eMBB service compared to the counterparts, while ensuring the reliability and latency requirements of the URLLC service. Further, the ensemble learning model can perform real-time resource management at the expense of up to 1% performance loss, compared to the optimization approach.