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2009 47th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton)
When rate expectations of users in a wireless network cannot all be satisfied, one choice is to discard some users from the system, in a mechanism called admission control. However, in a data network, users have a certain tolerance to occasional rate outages. In this paper we argue that it may be preferable for users to reduce their rate objectives smoothly, by considering an outage probability tolerance, rather than not be provided any service at all. We propose a distributed utility baseddoi:10.1109/allerton.2009.5394555 fatcat:ykj7vr5wsrg35hdcdxrxg6h6fq