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Opportunistic splitting for scheduling via stochastic approximation

Joseph, V and Sharma, V and Mukherji, U (2010) Opportunistic splitting for scheduling via stochastic approximation. In: 2010 National Conference on Communications (NCC), 29-31 Jan. 2010, Chennai.

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We consider the problem of scheduling a wireless channel among multiple users. A slot is given to a user with a highest metric (e.g., channel gain) in that slot. The scheduler may not know the channel states of all the users at the beginning of each slot. In this scenario opportunistic splitting is an attractive solution. However this algorithm requires that the metrics of different users form independent, identically distributed (iid) sequences with same distribution and that their distribution and number be known to the scheduler. This limits the usefulness of opportunistic splitting. In this paper we develop a parametric version of this algorithm. The optimal parameters of the algorithm are learnt online through a stochastic approximation scheme. Our algorithm does not require the metrics of different users to have the same distribution. The statistics of these metrics and the number of users can be unknown and also vary with time. We prove the convergence of the algorithm and show its utility by scheduling the channel to maximize its throughput while satisfying some fairness and/or quality of service constraints.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2011 06:34
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2011 06:34
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/39040

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