Load Balancing via Store-Carry and Forward Relaying in Cellular Networks

Panayiotis Kolios, Vasilis Friderikos, Katerina Papadaki

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    We bring to the fore a novel load balancing technique based on delay tolerant message forwarding that relies on the store-carry and forward paradigm by utilizing the mobility of vehicular nodes in multi-cell wireless networks. Considerations are made not only on the achievable load balancing performance but also on the en route energy consumption. That accounts for the optimal trade-offs between load balancing, communication energy consumption and message delivery delay in the cellular network. A mathematical program is formulated for finding optimal forwarding decision policies for the proposed store-carry and forward (SCF) relaying scheme for load balancing. Furthermore, a low complexity on-line algorithm for the proposed network setup is derived and its performance is compared with the optimal solution. To sharpen the understanding of the proposed message forwarding techniques, a wide set of numerical investigations are presented revealing that by trading-off message delivery delays, the variance of the load across cells can be dramatically reduced.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown
    Place of PublicationNEW YORK
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-5638-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2010) - Miami, FL
    Duration: 6 Dec 201010 Dec 2010

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    ConferenceIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2010)
    CityMiami, FL


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