Scheduling Policies for Single-Hop Networks With Heavy-Tailed Traffic

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Executive Summary

The area of control of communication networks is one of the most active and fruitful fields of research in recent years, including several elaborate and interconnected forms of control, such as congestion control, routing, scheduling and power control. Much of the theoretical foundation regarding network stability was laid out in [13], where a communication network was abstracted by using a constrained queueing system. In that study, Tassiulas and Ephremides presented the Max-Weight scheduling and Back-Pressure routing policies, that are guaranteed to stabilize a queueing network, whenever possible.

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