Random user activity with mixed delay traffic

Homa Nikbakht, Michèle Wigger, Shlomo Shamai

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This paper analyses the multiplexing gain (MG) achievable over a general interference network with random user activity and random arrival of mixed-delay traffic. The mixed-delay traffic is composed of delay-tolerant traffic and delay-sensitive traffic where only the former can benefit from receiver cooperation since the latter is subject to stringent decoding delays. Two setups are considered. In the first setup, each active transmitter always has delay-tolerant data to send and delay-sensitive data arrival is random. In the second setup, both delay-tolerant and delay-sensitive data arrivals are random, and only one of them is present at any given transmitter. The MG regions of both setups are completely characterized for Wyner’s soft-handoff network. For Wyner’s symmetric linear and hexagonal networks inner bounds on the MG region are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, ITW 2020
ISBN (Electronic)9781728159621
StatePublished - 11 Apr 2021
Event2020 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, ITW 2020 - Virtual, Riva del Garda, Italy
Duration: 11 Apr 202115 Apr 2021

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, ITW 2020


Conference2020 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, ITW 2020
CityVirtual, Riva del Garda

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Information Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science


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