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Association Control for Vehicular WiFi Access: Pursuing Efficiency and Fairness
August 2011 (vol. 22 no. 8)
pp. 1323-1331
Lei Xie, Nanjing University, Nanjing
Qun Li, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg
Weizhen Mao, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg
Jie Wu, Temple University, Philadelphia
Daoxu Chen, Nanjing University, Nanjing
Deploying road-side WiFi access points has made possible internet access in a vehicle, nevertheless it is challenging to maintain client performance at vehicular speed especially when multiple mobile users exist. This paper considers the association control problem for vehicular WiFi access in the Drive-thru Internet scenario. In particular, we aim to improve the efficiency and fairness for all users. We design efficient algorithms to achieve these objectives through several techniques including approximation. Our simulation results demonstrate that our algorithms can achieve significantly better performance than conventional approaches.

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Index Terms:
Association control, vehicular network, efficiency, fairness.
Lei Xie, Qun Li, Weizhen Mao, Jie Wu, Daoxu Chen, "Association Control for Vehicular WiFi Access: Pursuing Efficiency and Fairness," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 22, no. 8, pp. 1323-1331, Aug. 2011, doi:10.1109/TPDS.2011.17
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