Access Networks. 4th International Conference, AccessNets 2009, Hong Kong, China, November 1-3, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

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Utility Max-Min Fair Resource Allocation for Diversified Applications in EPON

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11664-3_2,
        author={Jingjing Zhang and Nirwan Ansari},
        title={Utility Max-Min Fair Resource Allocation for Diversified Applications in EPON},
        proceedings={Access Networks. 4th International Conference, AccessNets 2009, Hong Kong, China, November 1-3, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ACCESSNETS},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={QoE EPON utility fairness optimization},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11664-3_2}
    }
    
  • Jingjing Zhang
    Nirwan Ansari
    Year: 2012
    Utility Max-Min Fair Resource Allocation for Diversified Applications in EPON
    ACCESSNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11664-3_2
Jingjing Zhang1,*, Nirwan Ansari1,*
  • 1: New Jersey Institute of Technology
*Contact email: jz58@njit.edu, nirwan.ansari@njit.edu

Abstract

In EPONs, differentiated services enable higher quality of service (QoS) for some queues over others. However, owing to the coarse granularity of DiffServ, DiffServ in EPONs can hardly facilitate any particular QoS profile. This paper investigates an application-oriented bandwidth allocation scheme to ensure fairness among queues with diversified QoS requirements. We first define application utilities to quantify users’ quality of experience (QoE) as a function of network layer QoS metrics. We then formulate the fair resource allocation issue into a max-min utility problem, which is quasi-concave over queues’ delayed traffic and dropped traffic. We further employ the bisection method to obtain the optimal solution of the quasi-concave maximization problem. The optimal value can be achieved by proper bandwidth allocation and queue management schemes in EPONs.