A biological model for resource allocation and user dynamics in virtualized HetNet

Ma, Lu; Wen, Xiangming; Wang, Luhan; Lu, Zhaoming; Knopp, Raymond; Ghauri, Irfan
Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Hindawi, 9 September 2018

Virtualization technology is considered an effective measure to enhance resource utilization and interference management via radio resource abstraction in heterogeneous networks (HetNet). The critical challenge in wireless virtualization is virtual resource allocation on which substantial works have been done. However, most existing researches on virtual resource allocation focus on improving total utility. Different from the existing works, we investigate the dynamicaware virtual radio resource allocation in virtualization based HetNet considering utility, fairness. A virtual radio resource management framework is proposed, where the radio resources of different physical networks are virtualized into a virtual resource pool and mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) compete virtual resources from the pool to provide service to users. A virtual radio resource allocation algorithm based on biological model is developed, considering system utility, fairness, and dynamics. Simulation results are provided to verify that the proposed virtual resource allocation algorithm not only converge within a few iterations, but also achieve a better trade-off between total utility and fairness than existing algorithm. Besides, it can also be utilized to analyze the population dynamics of system. 

Communication systems
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© Hindawi. Personal use of this material is permitted. The definitive version of this paper was published in Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Hindawi, 9 September 2018 and is available at : http://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1745904

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