Goal-oriented multiple access connectivity for networked intelligent systems

Agheli, Pouya; Pappas, Nikolaos; Kountouris, Marios

We design a self-decision goal-oriented multiple access scheme, where sensing agents observe a common event and individually decide to communicate the event’s attributes as updates to the monitoring agents, to satisfy a certain goal. Decisions are based on the usefulness of updates, generated under uniform, change- and semantics-aware acquisition, as well as statistics and updates of other agents. We obtain optimal activation probabilities and threshold criteria for decision-making under all schemes, maximizing a grade of effectiveness metric. Alongside studying the effect of different parameters on effectiveness, our simulation results show that the self-decision scheme may attain at least 92% of optimal performance.


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Date:
2024-01-19
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Communication systems
Eurecom Ref:
7575
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