Multiuser broadcast erasure channel with feedback and side information, and related index coding results

@article{Papadopoulos2013MultiuserBE,
  title={Multiuser broadcast erasure channel with feedback and side information, and related index coding results},
  author={Athanasios Papadopoulos and Leonidas Georgiadis},
  journal={2014 52nd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton)},
  year={2013},
  pages={1325-1332}
}
In this paper we consider the N-user broadcast erasure channel with public feedback and side information. Before the beginning of transmission, each receiver knows a function of the messages of some of the other receivers. This situation arises naturally in wireless and in particular cognitive networks where a node may overhear transmitted messages destined to other nodes before transmission over a given broadcast channel begins. We provide an upper bound to the capacity region of this system… 

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