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Energy-efficiency, one of the major design goals in wireless cellular networks, has received much attention lately, due to increased awareness of environmental issues and economic issues for network operators. In this paper, we develop a theoretical framework for BS energy saving that encompasses dynamic BS operation and the related problem of user(More)
In this paper, we develop a framework for user association in infrastructure-based wireless networks, specifically focused on flow-level cell load balancing under spatially inhomogeneous traffic distributions. Our work encompasses several different user association policies: rate-optimal, throughput-optimal, delay-optimal, and load-equalizing, which we(More)
—In this paper we propose cloud-based demand response (CDR), a novel demand response architecture for fast response times in large scale deployments. The proposed architecture is in contrast to master/slave based demand response where the participants directly interact with the utility using host address-centric communication. CDR leverages data-centric(More)
In this paper, we study several ways in which mobile terminals can backoff on their uplink transmit power in order to extend battery lifetimes. This is particularly effective when a wireless system is underloaded as the degradation in user's perceived quality of service can be negligible. The challenge, however, is developing a mechanism that achieves a(More)
—Smart Grid applications are imposing challenging requirements of security and reliability on the N-way communication infrastructure being designed to support multiple grid applications. These challenges stem from the increasing incorporation of distributed renewable energy sources on to the grid, the rising deployment of electric vehicles, and active(More)
Sleeping is an important method to reduce energy consumption in many information and communication systems. In this paper we focus on a typical server under dynamic load, where entering and leaving sleeping mode incurs an energy and a response time penalty. We seek to understand under what kind of system configuration and control method will sleep mode(More)
This paper presents a novel dynamic bandwidth allocation (DBA) scheme, called SLICT, for service level agreeable EPON. To guarantee the upper bound of maximum polling interval, we introduce sliding cycle time constraint. A new concept of shared time and remnant time is used to calculate extended bandwidth allocation. For service level agreeable EPON, we(More)
In this paper we evaluate interactions among flow-level performance metrics when integrating QoS and best effort flows in a wireless system using opportunistic scheduling. We introduce a simple flow-level model capturing the salient features of bandwidth sharing for an opportunistic scheduler which ensures a mean throughput to each QoS stream for every time(More)