December 01, 2017

Ultra-Dense Networks: A New Look at the Proportional Fair Scheduler

  • Amir H. Jafari
  • Guoqiang Mao
  • Lopez-Perez D.
  • Ming Ding
  • Zihuai Lin

In this paper, we theoretically study the proportional fair (PF) scheduler in the context of ultra-dense networks (UDNs). Analytical results are obtained for the coverage probability and the area spectral efficiency (ASE) performance of dense small cell networks (SCNs) with the PF scheduler employed at base stations (BSs). For the case of sparse networks, we further derive an easy-to-compute upper-bound performance. By comparing the previous results of the round-robin (RR) scheduler with our new results of the PF scheduler, we quantify the loss of the multiuser diversity of the PF scheduler with the network densification, which casts a new look at the role of the PF scheduler in UDNs. Our conclusion is that the RR scheduler could be used in UDNs to simplify the radio resource management (RRM).

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  • Bron M.
  • Chute M.
  • Evans H.
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  • Redi M.
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© 2017 International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2), published under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 License. Many of today's websites have recognised the importance of mobile friendly pages to keep users engaged and to provide a satisfying user experience. However, next to the experience provided by the sites themselves, ...

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  • Aiello L.
  • Djuric N.
  • Grbovic M.
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  • Lerman K.
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© 2017 International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2), published under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 License. Uber is a popular ride-sharing application that matches people who need a ride (or riders) with drivers who are willing to provide it using their personal vehicles. Despite its growing popularity, there exist ...

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  • Cresci S.
  • Petrocchi M.
  • Pietro R.
  • Spognardi A.
  • Tesconi M.

© 2017 International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2), published under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 License. Recent studies in social media spam and automation provide anecdotal argumentation of the rise of a new generation of spambots, so-called social spambots. Here, for the first time, we extensively study this novel ...