A context-aware matching game for user association in wireless small cell networks

Nima Namvar, Walid Saad, Behrouz Maham, Stefan Valentin

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34 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Small cell networks are seen as a promising technology for boosting the performance of future wireless networks. In this paper, we propose a novel context-aware user-cell association approach for small cell networks that exploits the information about the velocity and trajectory of the users while also taking into account their quality of service (QoS) requirements. We formulate the problem in the framework of matching theory with externalities in which the agents, namely users and small cell base stations (SCBSs), have strict interdependent preferences over the members of the opposite set. To solve the problem, we propose a novel algorithm that leads to a stable matching among the users and SCBSs. We show that the proposed approach can better balance the traffic among the cells while also satisfying the QoS of the users. Simulation results show that the proposed matching algorithm yields significant performance advantages relative to traditional context-unaware approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages439-443
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479928927
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2014 - Florence, Italy
Duration: May 4 2014May 9 2014

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Other

Other2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2014
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period5/4/145/9/14

Keywords

  • Context information
  • Matching theory
  • Small cell network
  • User-cell association

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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