NOn-parametric Bayesian channEls cLustering (NOBEL) Scheme for Wireless Multimedia Cognitive Radio Networks

Amjad Ali, Muhammad Ejaz Ahmed, Farman Ali, Nguyen H. Tran, Dusit Niyato, Sangheon Pack

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In wireless multimedia cognitive radio networks (WMCRNs), to optimize multimedia transmissions and scarce wireless spectrum utilization, a multimedia secondary user (MSU) needs to estimate and/or identify the achievable quality of service (QoS)-levels over the available licensed channels. However, due to the lack of signaling information among MSUs and the primary users (PUs) in uncoordinated environments, identification of the achievable QoS-levels on the available licensed channels is a challenging problem and has not yet been fully explored. To address this challenge, we propose a novel NOn-parametric Bayesian channEls cLustering (NOBEL) scheme. In NOBEL, an infinite Gaussian mixture model-based collapsed Gibbs sampler is adopted to identify the achievable QoS-levels over the feature space, i.e., bitrate, packet delay variation, and packet delivery ratio on the PUs’ licensed channels. Real trace-driven evaluation results demonstrate that NOBEL outperforms other baseline clustering techniques and guarantee high accuracy from 98% to 99.5%.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1


  • channel clustering
  • multi-channel
  • multimedia CRNs
  • QoS-level quantification
  • wireless multimedia applications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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