A framework for evaluating efficiency - Fairness tradeoff in IP networks in context of development
2009 (English)In: 2009 9th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technology, ISCIT 2009, 2009, 507-512 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Efficiency and fairness are main objectives in any system design and many choices in life are made based on their tradeoffs. In this paper we introduce a framework for the evaluation of efficiency-fairness tradeoffs that would provide a sound basis for network providers and social planners to provide or plan for an equitable access to the Internet to a diversity of users with different needs and financial possibilities representing mainly developing regions and emerging economies. Control approaches are introduced to address the upraising distortion of fairness concept in IP based networks by using the (α, β) - fairness concept to establish the upper and lower fairness bounds within which the social welfare and the network efficiency are maximized. Although the use of the (α, β) - fairness concept compromises to a certain extent the degree for fairness in resource capacity allocation, it does not jeopardize the utilities for end users or the network provider. Fairness in this context mainly parameterizes tradeoff between services equality and throughput maximization.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. 507-512 p.
Control approach, Developing regions, Efficiency and fairness, Emerging economies, End users, Equitable access, Fairness bounds, IP networks, IP-based networks, Network efficiency, Network provider, Resource capacity, Social planners, Social welfare, System design, Throughput maximization, Communication channels (information theory), Information technology, Wireless telecommunication systems, Internet protocols
Other Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-152741DOI: 10.1109/ISCIT.2009.5341196ScopusID: 2-s2.0-74549146723ISBN: 978-142444521-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-152741DiVA: diva2:754128
2009 9th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technology, ISCIT 2009, 28 September 2009 through 30 September 2009, Icheon, South Korea
QC 201410092014-10-092014-10-012014-10-09Bibliographically approved