Efficient Quality of Service scheduling mechanism for WiMAX networks

Shih Jung Wu, Shih Yi Huang, Kuo Feng Huang

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Supporting Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees for diverse multimedia services are the primary concerns for WiMAX (IEEE802.16) networks. A scheduling scheme that satisfies the QoS requirements has become more important for wireless communications. We propose a scheduling scheme called adaptive priority-based scheduling (APS) for providing QoS guarantees in IEEE 802.16 networks. APS comprises two major components: priority assignment and resource allocation. Different service-type connections primarily depend on their QoS requirements to adjust priority assignments and dispatch bandwidth resources dynamically. We consider both starvation avoidance and resource management. Simulation results show that our APS methodology outperforms the representative scheduling approaches in both QoS satisfaction and maintains fairness in starvation prevention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)936-951
Number of pages16
JournalComputer Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • IEEE 802.16
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Resource management
  • WiMAX

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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