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In this paper, we solve the problem of a joint optimal design of congestion control and wireless MAC-layer scheduling using a column generation approach with imperfect scheduling. We point out that the general subgradient algorithm has difficulty in recovering the time-share variables and experiences slower convergence. We first propose a two-timescale algorithm that can recover the optimal time-share values. Most existing algorithms have a component, called global scheduling, which is usually NP-hard. We apply imperfect scheduling and prove that if the imperfect scheduling achieves an approximation ratio rho, then our algorithm produces a suboptimum of the overall problem with the same approximation ratio. By combining the idea of column generation and the two-timescale algorithm, we derive a family of algorithms that allows us to reduce the number of times the global scheduling is needed.
Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:20 , Issue: 10 )
Date of Publication: Oct. 2009