Incentive-Oriented Downlink Scheduling for Wireless Networks with Real-Time and Non-Real-Time Flows Conference Paper uri icon


  • We study the problem of designing downlink scheduling policy for wireless networks with both real-time and non-real-time flows. Most existing scheduling policies for these networks unfairly favor one type of flows. As a result, strategic clients may lie about their types of traffic in order to get more service from the base station. To counter these strategic behaviors, a scheduling policy should be incentive compatible in the sense that clients cannot improve their performance by lying. We propose a novel scheduling policy that is incentive compatible. The policy can be easily implemented as a thin layer between the Network layer and the MAC layer. It can also work with a wide range of upper-layer and lower-layer protocols while providing satisfactory performance to both real-time and non-real-time flows. Simulation results show that this policy outperforms other widely used policies by large margins under a variety of scenarios. 2013 IEEE.

name of conference

  • 2013 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps)

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Hou, I., Zhu, J., & Vannithamby, R.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Hou, I-Hong||Zhu, Jing||Vannithamby, Rath

publication date

  • January 2013