Non-concave network utility maximization in connectionless networks: A fully distributed traffic allocation algorithm

Jingyao Wang, Mahmoud Ashour, Constantino Lagoa, Necdet Aybat, Hao Che, Zhisheng Duan

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Abstract

This paper considers the optimization-based traffic allocation problem among multiple end points in connectionless networks. The network utility function is modeled as a non-concave function, since it is the best description of the quality of service perceived by users with inelastic applications, such as video and audio streaming. However, the resulting non-convex optimization problem, is challenging and requires new analysis and solution techniques. To overcome these challenges, we first propose a hierarchy of problems whose optimal value converges to the optimal value of the non-convex optimization problem as the number of moments tends to infinity. From this hierarchy of problems, we obtain a convex relaxation of the original non-convex optimization problem by considering truncated moment sequences. For solving the convex relaxation, we propose a fully distributed iterative algorithm, which enables each node to adjust its date allocation/rate adaption among any given set of next hops solely based on information from the neighboring nodes. Moreover, the proposed traffic allocation algorithm converges to the optimal value of the convex relaxation at a O(1/K) rate, where K is the iteration counter, with a bounded optimality. At the end of this paper, we perform numerical simulations to demonstrate the soundness of the developed algorithm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 American Control Conference, ACC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3980-3985
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509059928
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 29 2017
Event2017 American Control Conference, ACC 2017 - Seattle, United States
Duration: May 24 2017May 26 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619

Other

Other2017 American Control Conference, ACC 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period5/24/175/26/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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