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Universal pricing mechanism for utility maximization for interference coupled systems

: Boche, H.; Naik, S.; Alpcan, T.


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-:
European Wireless Conference, EW 2010 : 12-15 April 2010, Lucca, Italy
New York, NY: IEEE, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-424-45999-5
ISBN: 978-1-4244-6001-4
European Wireless Conference (EW) <16, 2010, Lucca>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer HHI ()

This paper investigates pricing mechanisms for utility maximization in interference coupled systems. An axiomatic framework of interference functions similar to the one proposed by Yates is utilized to capture interference coupling in wireless systems. Pricing mechanisms are used as a design tool to shift the solution outcome of a utility maximization problem to a desired point in the region. The paper explores the restrictions required on the class of utility functions and the restrictions on the class of interference functions such that a pricing mechanism can always guarantee the designer the ability of being able to shift the solution outcome to any desired point in the region, i.e. it is a universal pricing mechanism.