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A comparison of randomized and evolutionary approaches for optimizing base station site selection

Raisanen, Lawrence Matthew, Whitaker, Roger Marcus ORCID: and Hurley, Stephen 2004. A comparison of randomized and evolutionary approaches for optimizing base station site selection. Presented at: ACM Symposium on Applied Computing SAC 2004, Nicosia, Cyprus, 14-17 March 2004. SAC '04 Proceedings of the 2004 ACM symposium on Applied computing. New York, NY: ACM, pp. 1159-1165. 10.1145/967900.968136

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It is increasingly important to optimally select base stations in the design of cellular networks, as customers demand cheaper and better wireless services. From a set of potential site locations, a subset needs to be selected which optimizes two critical objectives: service coverage and financial cost. As this is an NP-hard optimization problem, heuristic approaches are required for problems of practical size. Our approach consists of two phases which act upon a set of candidate site permutations at each generation. Firstly, a sequential greedy algorithm is designed to commission sites from an ordering of candidate sites, subject to satisfying an alterable constraint. Secondly, an evolutionary optimization technique, which is tested against a randomized approach, is used to search for orderings of candidate sites which optimize multiple objectives. The two-phase strategy is vigorously tested and the results delineated.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Publisher: ACM
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 09:06

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