A trade-off study between efficiency and fairness in communication networks

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


In this paper, we initiate an analytical tradeoff study between efficiency and fairness in the resource allocation problems in communication networks. We define metrics to measure efficiency and fairness and propose an upper bound relation between these two indices using convex optimization. In addition, defining a surface of efficiency and a surface of fairness, we propose a study of the trade-off using parametric programming and differential geometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE INFOCOM Workshops
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE INFOCOM Workshops - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: Apr 13 2008Apr 18 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
ISSN (Print)0743-166X


Other2008 IEEE INFOCOM Workshops
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ


  • Communication networks
  • Efficiency
  • Fairness
  • Fundamental trade-off
  • Rate control
  • Resource allocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'A trade-off study between efficiency and fairness in communication networks'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this