Distributed approximation of cellular coverage

Boaz Patt-Shamir, Dror Rawitz, Gabriel Scalosub

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We consider the following model of cellular networks. Each base station has a given finite capacity, and each client has some demand and profit. A client can be covered by a specific subset of the base stations, and its profit is obtained only if its demand is provided in full. The goal is to assign clients to base stations, so that the overall profit is maximized subject to base station capacity constraints. In this work we present a distributed algorithm for the problem, that runs in polylogarithmic time, and guarantees an approximation ratio close to the best known ratio achievable by a centralized algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-345
Number of pages15
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5401 LNCS
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems, OPODIS 2008 - Luxor, Egypt
Duration: 15 Dec 200818 Dec 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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