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Uplink Cross-Layer Scheduling With Differential QoS Requirements in OFDMA Systems

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Executive Summary

Fair and efficient scheduling is a key issue in cross-layer design for wireless communication systems, such as 3GPP LTE and WiMAX. However, few works have considered the multi-access of the traffic with differential QoS requirements in wireless systems. In this paper, the authors will consider an OFDMA-based wireless system with four types of traffic associated with differential QoS requirements, namely, minimum reserved rate, maximum sustainable rate, maximum latency, and tolerant jitter. Given these QoS requirements, the traffic scheduling will be formulated into a cross-layer optimization problem, which is convex fortunately.

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