Partial group decoding for interference channels

Ali Tajer, H. Vincent Poor, Xiaodong Wang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


In order to achieve the Han-Kobayashi rate region for the two-user interference channel each transmitter splits its message into two sub-messages, each drawn from an independent codebook. Generalizing this idea to the K-user interference channel implies that 2K-1 codebooks should be allocated to each transmitter, where each of them carries the message that is public to one of the subsets of the K1 non-designated receivers. While such a rate-splitting scheme yields the best known achievable rate region (with random coding), optimizing a rate-related utility function over this region presents certain challenges stemming from the computational complexities and the distributed nature of interference channels. This paper introduces the notion of partial group decoding which offers a practical rate optimization strategy over this achievable rate region and mitigates these challenges. The merits of partial group decoders are demonstrated through treating the problem of optimal rate allocation with fairness constraints.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings, ISIT 2011
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings, ISIT 2011 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: Jul 31 2011Aug 5 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2157-8104


Other2011 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings, ISIT 2011
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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