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An inner bound on the deterministic-code capacity region of the two-user discrete memoryless arbitrarily varying general broadcast channel (AVGBC) was characterized by Jahn, assuming that the common message capacity is nonzero; however, he did not indicate how one could decide whether the latter capacity is positive. Csiszar and Narayan's result for the single- user AVC establishes the missing part in Jahn's characterization. Nevertheless, being based on Ahlswede's elimination technique, Jahn's characterization is not applicable for symmetrizable channels under state constraint. Here, the various notions of symmetrizability for the two-user broadcast AVC are defined. Sufficient nonsymmetrizability condition that renders the common message capacity of the AVGBC positive is identified using an approach different from Jahn's. The decoding rules we use establish an achievable region under state and input constraints for the family of degraded message sets codes over the AVGBC.
Date of Conference: 15-17 Nov. 2006