A 0–1 program to form minimum cost clusters in the downlink of cooperating base stations

  title={A 0–1 program to form minimum cost clusters in the downlink of cooperating base stations},
  author={Anastasios Giovanidis and Jonatan Krolikowski and Stefan Brueck},
  journal={2012 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)},
Base station cooperation in the downlink of cellular systems has been recently suggested as a promising concept towards a better exploitation of the communication system's physical resources. It may offer a high gain in capacity through interference mitigation. This however, comes at a cost of high information exchange between cooperating entities and a high computational burden. Clustering of base stations into subgroups is an alternative to guarantee such cooperation benefits in a lower scale… 

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