Jointly Optimizing User Association and BS Muting for Cache-Enabled Networks With Network-Coded Multicast and Reconstructed Interference Cancelation Academic Article uri icon


  • 2018 IEEE. In this paper, we strive to improve the throughput of heterogeneous cellular networks by exploiting the pre-cached files at user end to manage interference. We consider a transmission scheme, where network-coded multicast is employed to help cancel multi-user interference, and reconstructed interference cancelation (RIC) is used to help eliminate inter-cell interference. Because RIC is opportunistic, base station (BS) muting is used to coordinate the residual strong interference. Since user association affects residual interference and is coupled with BS muting while both are operated in a very different timescale from content caching, we jointly optimize user association and BS muting for a given caching policy to maximize the number of users simultaneously served by the transmission scheme. By transforming the formulated problem into a maximal independent set problem with constructed conflict graph, the global optimal solution is found with graph theory methods. By exploiting the topology feature of heterogeneous networks, we proceed to propose two low-complexity algorithms, respectively, implemented in a centralized and distributed manner, which are viable for large-scale networks. Simulation results show that the optimized transmission scheme achieves a remarkable performance gain over the existing schemes.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Transactions on Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Guo, K., Yang, C., Liu, T., & Xiong, Z.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Guo, Kaiyang||Yang, Chenyang||Liu, Tingting||Xiong, Zixiang

publication date

  • July 2018