Optimal Threshold Configuration Methods for Flow Admission Control with Cooperative Users

Sumiko MIYATA  Katsunori YAMAOKA  Hirotsugu KINOSHITA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E97-B    No.12    pp.2706-2719
Publication Date: 2014/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E97.B.2706
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Network
call admission control,  QoS,  trunk reservation control,  equality,  total call-blocking rate,  queueing theory,  

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We have proposed a novel call admission control (CAC) method for maximizing total user satisfaction in a heterogeneous traffic network and showed their effectiveness by using the optimal threshold from numerical analysis [1],[2]. With these CAC methods, it is assumed that only selfish users exist in a network. However, we need to consider the possibility that some cooperative users exist who would agree to reduce their requested bandwidth to improve another user's Quality of Service (QoS). Under this assumption, conventional CAC may not be optimal. If there are cooperative users in the network, we need control methods that encourage such user cooperation. However, such “encourage” control methods have not yet been proposed. Therefore, in this paper, we propose novel CAC methods for cooperative users by using queueing theory. Numerical analyses show their effectiveness. We also analyze the characteristics of the optimal control parameter of the threshold.