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Title: Access selection in heterogeneous wireless networks based on user preferences

Authors: Jamal Haydar; Abed Ellatif Samhat; Guy Pujolle

Addresses: Department of Computer and Communications, Faculty of Engineering, Islamic University of Lebanon (IUL), Wardanieh, Lebanon ' Faculty of Engineering, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon ' Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France

Abstract: Access selection is an important key in heterogeneous networks, and the design of a new algorithm for decision is not a trivial task. Different aspects must be taken into consideration while designing a new decision algorithm, including both users' requirements (in terms of resources, QoS, user's preferences), and operator policies that aim to maximise the utilisation of its network capacity and to deliver services with acceptable QoS levels for the largest number of customers. Thus, in this paper, we propose a new selection algorithm based on user's preferences. The comparison between the proposed scenarios is given based on several performance indicators. The results show the improvement achieved by increasing the resource utilisation and therefore the overall system capacity.

Keywords: access selection; heterogeneous networks; user preferences; QoS; resource utilisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISTA.2023.130554

International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, 2023 Vol.21 No.1, pp.21 - 39

Accepted: 25 Aug 2022
Published online: 27 Apr 2023 *

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