Network Utility Maximization with Asymmetric User Satisfaction

Hyesung Kim, Seung Woo Ko, Seong Lyun Kim

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This letter revisits a network utility maximization considering asymmetric user satisfaction (AUS), i.e., a user is more sensitive to a quality of service (QoS) decrement than an increment. Reflecting AUS, we propose a novel fairness criterion called asymmetrically proportional fairness (APF). To achieve APF resource allocation, we devise a utility function and design a bandwidth allocation algorithm. Analytic and numerical results verify that our algorithm achieves APF equilibrium.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7105357
Pages (from-to)1205-1208
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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