A new scheduling method for enhanced quality of experience in LTE systems

Mirghiasaldin Seyedebrahimi, Xiao-Hong Peng, Rob Harrison

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In this paper a new approach to the resource allocation and scheduling mechanism that reflects the effect of user's Quality of Experience is presented. The proposed scheduling algorithm is examined in the context of 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) system. Pause Intensity (PI) as an objective and no-reference quality assessment metric is employed to represent user's satisfaction in the scheduler of eNodeB. PI is in fact a measurement of discontinuity in the service. The performance of the scheduling method proposed is compared with two extreme cases: maxCI and Round Robin scheduling schemes which correspond to the efficiency and fairness oriented mechanisms, respectively. Our work reveals that the proposed method is able to perform between fairness and efficiency requirements, in favor of higher satisfaction for the users to the desired level.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th European Wireless conference
Place of PublicationBerlin (DE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-3-8007-3498-6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event19th European Wireless conference - Guildford, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Apr 201318 Apr 2013


Conference19th European Wireless conference
Abbreviated titleEW 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • link adaptation
  • Long Term Evolution
  • Pause Intensity
  • scheduling
  • LTE
  • PI


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