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A ConstantFactor Approximation for Wireless Capacity Maximization with Power Control in the SINR Model
 In Proc. of the 22nd annual ACMSIAM symposium on Discrete algorithms (SODA
, 2011
"... In modern wireless networks devices are able to set the power for each transmission carried out. Experimental but also theoretical results indicate that such power control can improve the network capacity significantly. We study this problem in the physical interference model using SINR constraints. ..."
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In modern wireless networks devices are able to set the power for each transmission carried out. Experimental but also theoretical results indicate that such power control can improve the network capacity significantly. We study this problem in the physical interference model using SINR constraints. In the SINR capacity maximization problem, we are given n pairs of senders and receivers, located in a metric space (usually a socalled fading metric). The algorithm shall select a subset of these pairs and choose a power level for each of them with the objective of maximizing the number of simultaneous communications. This is, the selected pairs have to satisfy the SINR constraints with respect to the chosen powers. We present the first algorithm achieving a constantfactor approximation in fading metrics. The best previous results depend on further network parameters such as the ratio of the maximum and the minimum distance between a sender and its receiver. Expressed only in terms of n, they are (trivial) Ω(n) approximations. Our algorithm still achieves an O(log n) approximation if we only assume to have a general metric space rather than a fading metric. Furthermore, existing approaches work well together with the algorithm allowing it to be used in singlehop and multihop scheduling scenarios. Here, we also get polylog n approximations. 1
Wireless scheduling with power control
 In Proc. 17th European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA
, 2009
"... We consider the scheduling of arbitrary wireless links in the physical model of interference to minimize the time for satisfying all requests. We study here the combined problem of scheduling and power control, where we seek both an assignment of power settings and a partition of the links so that e ..."
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We consider the scheduling of arbitrary wireless links in the physical model of interference to minimize the time for satisfying all requests. We study here the combined problem of scheduling and power control, where we seek both an assignment of power settings and a partition of the links so that each set satisfies the signaltointerferenceplusnoise (SINR) constraints. We give an algorithm that attains an approximation ratio of O(log n · log log Λ), where Λ is the ratio between the longest and the shortest linklength. Under the natural assumption that lengths are represented in binary, this gives the first polylog(n)approximation. The algorithm has the desirable property of using an oblivious power assignment, where the power assigned to a sender depends only on the length of the link. We show this dependence on Λ to be unavoidable, giving a construction for which any oblivious power assignment results in a Ω(log log Λ)approximation. We also give a simple online algorithm that yields a O(log Λ)approximation, by a reduction to the coloring of unitdisc graphs. In addition, we obtain improved approximation for a bidirectional variant of the scheduling problem, give partial answers to questions about the utility of graphs for modeling physical interference, and generalize the setting from the standard 2dimensional Euclidean plane to doubling metrics. 1
A fast distributed approximation algorithm for minimum spanning trees
 IN PROCEEDINGS OF THE 20TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (DISC
, 2006
"... We present a distributed algorithm that constructs an O(log n)approximate minimum spanning tree (MST) in any arbitrary network. This algorithm runs in time Õ(D(G) + L(G, w)) where L(G, w) is a parameter called the local shortest path diameter and D(G) is the (unweighted) diameter of the graph. Our ..."
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We present a distributed algorithm that constructs an O(log n)approximate minimum spanning tree (MST) in any arbitrary network. This algorithm runs in time Õ(D(G) + L(G, w)) where L(G, w) is a parameter called the local shortest path diameter and D(G) is the (unweighted) diameter of the graph. Our algorithm is existentially optimal (up to polylogarithmic factors), i.e., there exists graphs which need Ω(D(G) + L(G, w)) time to compute an Happroximation to the MST for any H ∈ [1, Θ(log n)]. Our result also shows that there can be a significant time gap between exact and approximate MST computation: there exists graphs in which the running time of our approximation algorithm is exponentially faster than the timeoptimal distributed algorithm that computes the MST. Finally, we show that our algorithm can be used to find an approximate MST in wireless networks and in random weighted networks in almost optimal Õ(D(G)) time.
Approximation algorithms for secondary spectrum auctions
 In Proc. 23rd Symp. Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA
, 2011
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Secondary spectrum auctions for symmetric and submodular bidders
 In Proc. 13th Conf. Electronic Commerce (EC
, 2012
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The Power of NonUniform Wireless Power
, 2012
"... We study a fundamental measure for wireless interference in the SINR model when power control is available. This measure characterizes the effectiveness of using oblivious power — when the power used by a transmitter only depends on the distance to the receiver — as a mechanism for improving wireles ..."
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We study a fundamental measure for wireless interference in the SINR model when power control is available. This measure characterizes the effectiveness of using oblivious power — when the power used by a transmitter only depends on the distance to the receiver — as a mechanism for improving wireless capacity. We prove optimal bounds for this measure, implying a number of algorithmic applications. An algorithm is provided that achieves — due to existing lower bounds — capacity that is asymptotically best possible using oblivious power assignments. Improved approximation algorithms are provided for a number of problems for oblivious power and for power control, including distributed scheduling, secondary spectrum auctions, wireless connectivity, and dynamic packet scheduling.
Approximation algorithms for wireless link scheduling with flexible data rates
 In ESA
, 2012
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Online independent set beyond the worstcase: Secretaries, prophets and periods
 In Proc. 41st Intl. Coll. Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP
, 2014
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Convergence Time of PowerControl Dynamics ∗
, 2011
"... We study two (classes of) distributed algorithms for power control in a general model of wireless networks. There are n wireless communication requests or links that experience interference and noise. To be successful a link must satisfy an SINR constraint. The goal is to find a set of powers such t ..."
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We study two (classes of) distributed algorithms for power control in a general model of wireless networks. There are n wireless communication requests or links that experience interference and noise. To be successful a link must satisfy an SINR constraint. The goal is to find a set of powers such that all links are successful simultaneously. A classic algorithm for this problem is the fixedpoint iteration due to Foschini and Miljanic [8], for which we prove the first bounds on worstcase running times – after roughly O(n log n) rounds all SINR constraints are nearly satisfied. When we try to satisfy each constraint exactly, however, convergence time is infinite. For this case, we design a novel framework for power control using regret learning algorithms and iterative discretization. While the exact convergence times must rely on a variety of parameters, we show that roughly a polynomial number of rounds suffices to make every link successful during at least a constant fraction of all previous rounds. 1