Indexability of an opportunistic scheduling problem with partial channel information

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  • University of the Basque Country


Opportunistic scheduling in wireless cellular systems utilizes random channel quality variations in time by favoring the users with good channel conditions. However, the success of such schedulers is heavily depending on the accuracy of the available information on the channel states of users. In this paper, we consider the opportunistic scheduling problem of downlink data traffic with partial channel information, where the target is to minimize the flow-level holding costs. In earlier works, the Whittle index approach has successfully been utilized to develop near-optimal scheduling policies for the corresponding problems. Using the same approach, we complement and extend the results found thus far. More specifically said, our novel contributions are (i) finding sufficient conditions under which the problem with partial channel information is provably indexable, and (ii) deriving an explicit formula for the corresponding Whittle index. In addition, we evaluate the performance of the derived Whittle index policies and compare them with some greedy policies by numerical simulations.


OtsikkoProceedings of the 12th EAI International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools, VALUETOOLS 2019
TilaJulkaistu - 12 maaliskuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaInternational Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools - Palma de Mallorca, Espanja
Kesto: 13 maaliskuuta 201915 maaliskuuta 2019
Konferenssinumero: 12


ConferenceInternational Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools
KaupunkiPalma de Mallorca

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