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

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Korean government through the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea Grant (NRF-2014R1A2A1A11053234). The associate editor coordinating the review of this paper and approving it for publication was N. Pappas.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 IEEE.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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