Belief Propagation Methods for Intercell Interference Coordination in Femtocell Networks
Interference coordination is a fundamental challenge in emerging femtocellular deployments. This paper considers a broad class of interference coordination and resource allocation problems for wireless links based on utility maximization with a general linear mixing interference model suitable for complex femtocellular systems. The resulting optimization problems are typically hard to solve optimally even using centralized algorithms but are an essential computational step in implementing rate-fair and queue stabilizing scheduling policies in wireless networks. The authors consider a belief propagation framework to solve such problems approximately.