Improving connectivity via multi-user scheduling in 5G and beyond networks

Salman H., Janjua M. B., ARSLAN H.

2021 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2021, Nanjing, China, 29 March - 01 April 2021, vol.2021-March identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2021-March
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/wcnc49053.2021.9417479
  • City: Nanjing
  • Country: China
  • Keywords: Connectivity, reliability, signal separability, 5G, co-existence, multi-user scheduling
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, a novel, yet efficient, multi-user scheduling scheme based on mode selection and power allocation is presented for 5G and beyond networks. The proposed scheme schedules the users in co-existence (CE) and non coexistence (NCE) modes to maximize the connectivity under signal separability and reliability constraints. In addition, two multi-user scheduling mechanisms; check requirements before scheduling (CRBS) and check requirements after scheduling (CRAS), are proposed for practical scenarios to study the impact of quality of service (QoS) on multi-user scheduling in terms of users’ reliability requirements. Analytical results show that CRBS outperforms CRAS and orthogonal multiple access (OMA) schemes in terms of connectivity and system throughput with a complexity trade-off.