A stable matching game for joint uplink/downlink resource allocation in OFDMA wireless networks

Ahmad M. El-Hajj, Zaher Dawy, Walid Saad

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Abstract

The emergence of resource-demanding wireless services such as mobile gaming or multimedia applications motivates the introduction of advanced paradigms for resource allocation in next-generation OFDMA-based wireless networks. In this context, while existing literature mainly focused on schemes in which the uplink and downlink resources are considered independently, this paper proposes a novel subcarrier allocation approach suitable for services that have coupled uplink/downlink (UL/DL) quality-of-service requirements. We model the proposed joint uplink/downlink subcarrier allocation problem as a two-sided stable matching game and we propose a corresponding novel resource allocation algorithm. Results show that the proposed stable matching algorithm enables an efficient joint uplink/downlink subcarrier allocation and yields notable performance gains, in terms of the average utility per user, relative to classical resource allocation schemes. The results also show that our approach leads to an improved fairness in the subcarrier allocation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2012
Pages5354-5359
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2012 - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Duration: Jun 10 2012Jun 15 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607

Other

Other2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2012
CountryCanada
CityOttawa, ON
Period6/10/126/15/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    El-Hajj, A. M., Dawy, Z., & Saad, W. (2012). A stable matching game for joint uplink/downlink resource allocation in OFDMA wireless networks. In 2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2012 (pp. 5354-5359). [6364329] (IEEE International Conference on Communications). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2012.6364329