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Device-to-Device (D2D) communication was initially proposed in cellular networks as a new paradigm to enhance network performance. The emergence of new applications such as content distribution and location-aware advertisement introduced new use-cases for D2D communications in cellular networks. The initial studies showed that D2D communication has(More)
Wireless technology advancements made opportunistic scheduling a popular topic in recent times. However, opportunistic schedulers for wireless systems have been studied since nearly twenty years, but not implemented in real systems due to their high complexity and hardly achievable requirements. In contrast, today’s popularity of opportunistic schedulers(More)
With the evolution of high-performance multi-radio smartphones, Device-to-Device (D2D) communications became an attractive solution for enhancing the performance of cellular networks. Although D2D communications have been widely studied within past few years, the majority of the literature is confined to new theoretical proposals and did not consider(More)
Opportunistic schedulers have been primarily proposed to enhance capacity of cellular networks. However, little is known about opportunistic scheduling with fairness and energy efficiency constraints. In this work, we show that adapting opportunistic scheduling can dramatically ameliorate energy efficiency for uplink transmissions, while achieving(More)
Reducing the power consumption of smartphones is becoming more and more important as smartphones become an indispensable component of our daily activities. In this work, we propose a novel scheme, so called DRONEE, that dramatically ameliorates energy efficiency for uplink transmissions, while achieving near-optimal throughput and high fairness levels in(More)
Opportunistic scheduling was initially proposed to exploit user channel diversity for network capacity enhancement. However, the achievable gain of opportunistic schedulers is generally restrained due to fairness considerations which impose a tradeoff between fairness and throughput. In this paper, we show via analysis and numerical simulations that(More)
The emergence of popular wireless technologies such as LTE and WiFi, and exponential growth in usage of these technologies led to extremely dense wireless networks. There are many proposals for coping with such densification. In particular, we evaluate the compound effect of inter-cell interference schemes and spectrum efficient intra-cell relay techniques,(More)
Device-to-Device communications represent a paradigm shift in cellular networks. Analytical results on D2D performance are very promising, but there is no experimental evidence that validates these results to date. This paper is the first to provide an experimental analysis of outband D2D schemes. Moreover, we design DORE, a complete framework for handling(More)