Modelling social characteristics of mobile radio networks

Ji Ma, Wei Ni, Jie Yin, Shangjing Lin, Hongyan Cui, Ren Ping Liu, Bin Xing Fang

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Mobile communications are increasingly contributing to the Internet traffic. Users move within cellular networks and generate traffics of different types. In this paper, we propose to categorize cellular base stations from multiple dimensions. Key social characteristics of the base stations are jointly considered, including traffic fluctuation, user non-determinacy, temporal homogeneity and usage diversity. Our categorization is based on spectral clustering, which is able to leverage the multiple social characteristics. The results of the categorization indicate different application environments and scenarios. We further establish social models with important parameters derived for each of the categories. The applications to energy efficient wireless networks are studied. The proposed model is of practical value to facilitate designing, simulating, and evaluating network deployment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Conference on Communication Workshop
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
Place of PublicationPicataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467363051, 9781467363044
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2015 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Jun 201512 Jun 2015


OtherIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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