Journal of Applied Mathematics

Fair Optimization and Networks: Models, Algorithms, and Applications


Publishing date
27 Jun 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
07 Feb 2014

1Institute of Control and Computation Engineering, Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

2Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

3Laboratoire Heudiasyc, UMR CNRS 7253, Universitè de Technologie de Compiègne, Compiègne, France

4Department of Electrical and Information Technology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden


Fair Optimization and Networks: Models, Algorithms, and Applications

Description

The optimization models related to the design or evaluation of system policies are mainly focused on some efficiency metrics. However, in systems which serve many users there is a need to respect some fairness rules while looking for the overall efficiency. In order to ensure fairness in a system, all system entities have to be adequately provided with the system's services. The fair optimization with the preference structure that complies with both the efficiency and the equitability may be used to generate a variety of fair and efficient solutions. The so-called lexicographic maximin (or minimax) optimization concept (and its closely related Max-Min Fairness optimization concept) extends max-min optimization models, and is widely applied to various systems. A lexicographic maximin objective optimizes the worst performance among all system entities, followed by optimizing the second worst performance without degrading the worst one, and so forth. However, this may cause a dramatic worsening of the overall system efficiency. Therefore, several other fair optimization models have been analyzed extensively.

The issue of fairness is widely recognized in location and allocation analysis of public services. The need of fair optimization arrives also in more general problems of resource allocation such as in various network systems. Fair network optimization issues are in focus of diverse applications and problems arising in communication networks. These issues are closely related to situations where it is desirable to achieve an equitable allocation of certain resources, shared by competing demands. Fairness, more specifically, lexicographic maximin optimization, Max-Min Fairness and Proportional Fairness, are widely studied in the communication network literature, especially related to bandwidth allocation, and rate adaptation and congestion control in TCP networks. Still, this concept continues to be widely applicable in different settings in network optimization and more specifically in multi-commodity flow networks related applications.

The special issue strives to serve as a platform for researchers and practitioners to present advances in the field. We invite authors to submit original research articles that propose new models, algorithms and applications of fair network optimization. Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Fairness in communication network design including traffic routing, resource allocation, and survivability issues
  • Fair optimization of transportation networks
  • Network dimensioning, models, and methods
  • Fair optimization of logistic networks
  • Fairness in sensor networks
  • Fair allocation of resources, tasks, or costs
  • Fair scheduling

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 340913
  • - Editorial

Fair Optimization and Networks: Models, Algorithms, and Applications

Wlodzimierz Ogryczak | Hanan Luss | ... | Michał Pióro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 612018
  • - Review Article

Fair Optimization and Networks: A Survey

Wlodzimierz Ogryczak | Hanan Luss | ... | Artur Tomaszewski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 725974
  • - Research Article

A Fairness Relation Based on the Asymmetric Choquet Integral and Its Application in Network Resource Allocation Problems

Aoi Honda | Mario Köppen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 860747
  • - Research Article

Price of Fairness on Networked Auctions

Mariusz Kaleta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 938483
  • - Research Article

Design of Optical Wireless Networks with Fair Traffic Flows

Artur Tomaszewski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 693212
  • - Research Article

Max-Min Fair Link Quality in WSN Based on SINR

Ada Gogu | Dritan Nace | ... | Arta Dilo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 562373
  • - Research Article

An Approximation Algorithm for the Facility Location Problem with Lexicographic Minimax Objective

Ľuboš Buzna | Michal Koháni | Jaroslav Janáček
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 108673
  • - Research Article

Threshold Accepting Heuristic for Fair Flow Optimization in Wireless Mesh Networks

Jarosław Hurkała | Tomasz Śliwiński
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 562079
  • - Research Article

Fair Optimization of Video Streaming Quality of Experience in LTE Networks Using Distributed Antenna Systems and Radio Resource Management

Elias Yaacoub | Zaher Dawy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 625642
  • - Research Article

Max-Min Fairness in WMNs with Interference Cancelation Using Overheard Transmissions

Mateusz Żotkiewicz
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