Silence is gold

Strategic small cell interference management using tokens

Cong Shen, Jie Xu, Mihaela Van Der Schaar

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Abstract

Electronic tokens have been proved as an effective incentive scheme in stimulating self-interested network nodes to transmit other nodes' traffic. In other words, tokens are paid to buy transmission. In this work, we propose a novel token framework in a distributed small cell network and design the token system for improved interference mitigation. Contrary to the traditional role of tokens for buying transmission, they are exchanged between users to buy 'silence'. We focus on designing the optimal token system that minimizes the system outage probability. We first analyze the optimal strategies of individual users, which only consider their own utility maximization and do not care about the system-wise performance. We show that under some mild conditions the optimal strategy has a simple threshold structure. We then analytically derive the optimal token supply that minimizes the network outage probability. Simulation results show that not only does the proposed token system design greatly improve the network outage probability (by up to 75%), it also improves the overall small cell network QoS, particularly when the deployment density is high.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4359-4365
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781479935116
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 9 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014 - Austin, United States
Duration: Dec 8 2014Dec 12 2014

Other

Other2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period12/8/1412/12/14

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Shen, C., Xu, J., & Van Der Schaar, M. (2014). Silence is gold: Strategic small cell interference management using tokens. In 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014 (pp. 4359-4365). [7037493] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2014.7037493

Silence is gold : Strategic small cell interference management using tokens. / Shen, Cong; Xu, Jie; Van Der Schaar, Mihaela.

2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. p. 4359-4365 7037493.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Shen, C, Xu, J & Van Der Schaar, M 2014, Silence is gold: Strategic small cell interference management using tokens. in 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014., 7037493, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 4359-4365, 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014, Austin, United States, 12/8/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2014.7037493
Shen C, Xu J, Van Der Schaar M. Silence is gold: Strategic small cell interference management using tokens. In 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. p. 4359-4365. 7037493 https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2014.7037493
Shen, Cong ; Xu, Jie ; Van Der Schaar, Mihaela. / Silence is gold : Strategic small cell interference management using tokens. 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. pp. 4359-4365
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