Estimating available bandwidth in cooperative multi-hop wireless networks

Wei Feng, Jian Liu, Jiannong Cao, Liang Yang, Qin Xin

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Estimating available bandwidth (EAB) is an important and challenging task for providing QoS support in wireless networks. Existing works on EAB did not consider cooperative communication which can improve available bandwidth of wireless networks. To fill this void, this paper studies the problem of estimating available bandwidth in cooperative multi-hop wireless networks, which is formulated as an optimization problem, called Cooperative Available Bandwidth Estimation problem (Coop-ABE). Given a new connection request, the Coop-ABE problem targets at finding the maximum available bandwidth that can be provided to the new connection subject to that existing flows are kept free from interference. We propose a centralized algorithm to solve the Coop-ABE problem.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetwork and Parallel Computing - 9th IFIP International Conference, NPC 2012, Proceedings
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2012
Event9th IFIP International Conference on Network and Parallel Computing, NPC 2012 - Gwangju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 6 Sep 20128 Sep 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7513 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference9th IFIP International Conference on Network and Parallel Computing, NPC 2012
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Cooperative
  • QoS
  • Routing
  • Scheduling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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