Adaptive Weighted Round Robin (AWRR) Scheduling for Optimization of the Wireless Medium Virtualisation

  • Gorka Hernando
  • Susana Pérez
  • José María Cabero
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 45)


Network virtualisation has been recently presented as a mean to overcome the saturation of the current Internet by sharing the same infrastructure by different network operators. This work considers virtualisation of the wireless medium, a way to share common network physical resources by different Virtual Operators based on a Time Division Multiple Access technique. We propose an Adaptive Weighted Round Robin scheduler as a means to optimize the assignment of time slots to each virtual operator and improve the performance of the system. End-to-end delay and packet loss are the metrics used in this paper to show the potential and limitations of wireless virtualisation as a way to increase the network usage. This research is presented as a simulation-based study developed over the widely used NS2 network simulator. Different scenarios and network topologies are considered in order to assess the benefits of using the proposed scheduler.


Virtualisation Adaptive TDMA Scheduler Optimization Weighted Round Robin 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gorka Hernando
    • 1
  • Susana Pérez
    • 1
  • José María Cabero
    • 1
  1. 1.TECNALIA-Telecom, Technology CenterZamudioSpain

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