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Title: Offloading in HCNs: Congestion-Aware Network Selection and User Incentive Design
Authors: Yuqing Li;Bingyu Shen;Jinbei Zhang;Xiaoying Gan;Jingchao Wang;Xinbing Wang
Year: 2017
Publisher: IEEE
Abstract: To accommodate exponentially increasing traffic demands, operators are seeking to offload cellular traffic to small base stations (BSs) in heterogeneous cellular networks (HCNs), which is promising in alleviating traffic congestion. In HCNs, operators are eager to balance the traffic globally, where users may be pushed to less preferred small BSs, resulting in possible conflict with user local preference. Thus, it is a big challenge to achieve dynamic load balancing for operators and provide participation incentive for users simultaneously. Due to the dynamics of network state and user traffic demand, we are inspired to utilize Lyapunov optimization to develop a congestion-aware cellular offloading scheme. Specifically, an operator profit maximization problem involving network selection and rate control is formulated. To achieve long-term network stability, we propose a congestion-aware network selection algorithm, obtaining the BS alternative set that maintains traffic congestion constraint. By exploring the heterogeneity of user quality sensitivity, we devise the optimal quality-price contract, which maximizes operator profit. With effective pricing and resource allocation, users are motivated to make proper association strategy chosen from the BS alternative set. Simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of our scheme in improving operator profit. User incentive and network stability are also validated.
URI: http://localhost/handle/Hannan/208357
volume: 16
issue: 10
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Title: Offloading in HCNs: Congestion-Aware Network Selection and User Incentive Design
Authors: Yuqing Li;Bingyu Shen;Jinbei Zhang;Xiaoying Gan;Jingchao Wang;Xinbing Wang
Year: 2017
Publisher: IEEE
Abstract: To accommodate exponentially increasing traffic demands, operators are seeking to offload cellular traffic to small base stations (BSs) in heterogeneous cellular networks (HCNs), which is promising in alleviating traffic congestion. In HCNs, operators are eager to balance the traffic globally, where users may be pushed to less preferred small BSs, resulting in possible conflict with user local preference. Thus, it is a big challenge to achieve dynamic load balancing for operators and provide participation incentive for users simultaneously. Due to the dynamics of network state and user traffic demand, we are inspired to utilize Lyapunov optimization to develop a congestion-aware cellular offloading scheme. Specifically, an operator profit maximization problem involving network selection and rate control is formulated. To achieve long-term network stability, we propose a congestion-aware network selection algorithm, obtaining the BS alternative set that maintains traffic congestion constraint. By exploring the heterogeneity of user quality sensitivity, we devise the optimal quality-price contract, which maximizes operator profit. With effective pricing and resource allocation, users are motivated to make proper association strategy chosen from the BS alternative set. Simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of our scheme in improving operator profit. User incentive and network stability are also validated.
URI: http://localhost/handle/Hannan/208357
volume: 16
issue: 10
More Information: 6479,
6492
Appears in Collections:2017

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7974775.pdf1.16 MBAdobe PDF
Title: Offloading in HCNs: Congestion-Aware Network Selection and User Incentive Design
Authors: Yuqing Li;Bingyu Shen;Jinbei Zhang;Xiaoying Gan;Jingchao Wang;Xinbing Wang
Year: 2017
Publisher: IEEE
Abstract: To accommodate exponentially increasing traffic demands, operators are seeking to offload cellular traffic to small base stations (BSs) in heterogeneous cellular networks (HCNs), which is promising in alleviating traffic congestion. In HCNs, operators are eager to balance the traffic globally, where users may be pushed to less preferred small BSs, resulting in possible conflict with user local preference. Thus, it is a big challenge to achieve dynamic load balancing for operators and provide participation incentive for users simultaneously. Due to the dynamics of network state and user traffic demand, we are inspired to utilize Lyapunov optimization to develop a congestion-aware cellular offloading scheme. Specifically, an operator profit maximization problem involving network selection and rate control is formulated. To achieve long-term network stability, we propose a congestion-aware network selection algorithm, obtaining the BS alternative set that maintains traffic congestion constraint. By exploring the heterogeneity of user quality sensitivity, we devise the optimal quality-price contract, which maximizes operator profit. With effective pricing and resource allocation, users are motivated to make proper association strategy chosen from the BS alternative set. Simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of our scheme in improving operator profit. User incentive and network stability are also validated.
URI: http://localhost/handle/Hannan/208357
volume: 16
issue: 10
More Information: 6479,
6492
Appears in Collections:2017

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