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Jožef Stefan
Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 477 31 00
Fax: +386 1 477 31 10


Course Description

Resource Management for Wireless Networks


Information and Communication Technologies, second-level study programme


prof. dr. Mihael Mohorčič


The aim of the course is to familiarize the student with the knowledge in the field of resource management for wireless networks.

The competencies of the students completing this course successfully will include
the ability to analyse, synthesize and anticipate solutions and consequences, to gain the mastery over research methods, procedures and processes and a development of the critical judgment.


definition of radio resource management problem, basic principles and terminology of resource management

Wireless Access Technologies:

Interference and radio resource management:

Mobility Management and Handovers:
handover types, handover procedure, handover resource management

Channel Allocation Strategies:
fixed channel allocation, dynamic channel allocation, hybrid channel allocation, dynamic spectrum access - cognitive radio

Data Rate and Transmit Power Control:
optimisation and balancing between data rate, network capacity, coverage area, power consumption and interference

Admission Control

Packet Scheduling

Future Trends in Radio Resource Management in Next Generation Networks

Course literature:

Selected chapters from the following books:

• J. Zander, S.-L. Kim, Radio Resource Management for Wireless Networks, Artech House, 2001. ISBN 978-1-5805-3146-7
• Y. Zhang, ‎H. Hu, ‎M. Fujise, Eds. Resource, Mobility, and Security Management in Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications, Auerbach Publications, 2006. ISBN 978-0-8483-8036-5
• M. Cardei, I. Cardei, D.-.Z. Du, Eds. Resource Management in Wireless Networking, Springer, 2005, ISBN 978-0-387-23808-1
• V. Hasu, Radio Resource Management in Wireless Communication: Beamforming, Transmission Power Control, and Rate Allocation, Helsinki University of Technology, 2007, ISBN 978-951-22- 8821-2
• E. Björnson, E. Jorswieck, Optimal Resource Allocation in Coordinated Multi-Cell Systems, Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory, vol. 9, no. 2-3, pp. 113-381, 2013

Significant publications and references:

• A. Mohammed, A Mehmood, F.-N., Pavlidou, M. Mohorčič, “The role of high-altitude platforms (HAPs) in the global wireless connectivity,“, Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 99, no. 11, pp. 1939-1953, 2011.
• A. Švigelj, M. Mohorčič, L. Franck, G. Kandus, “Signalling analysis for traffic class dependent routing in packet switched ISL networks”, Space communications, vol. 22, no. 2/4, pp. 191-203, 2013.
• C. Fortuna, M. Mohorčič, “A framework for dynamic composition of communication services”, ACM transactions on sensor networks, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 31-1-31.10, 2015.
• T. Šolc, C. Fortuna, M. Mohorčič, " Low-cost testbed development and its applications in cognitive radio prototyping”, V: M.-G. di Benedetto, edt. Cognitive radio and networking for heterogeneous wireless networks: recent advances in visions for the future, Springer, 2015, pp. 361-405.
• M. Pesko, T. Javornik, L. Vidmar, A. Košir, M. Štular, M. Mohorčič, “The indirect self-tuning method for constructing radio environment map using omnidirectional or directional transmitter antenna“, EURASIP Journal on wireless communications and networking, 2015, 12 pp., doi: 10.1186/s13638-015-0297-2.


Seminar work (50%)
Oral defense of seminar work (50%)

Students obligations:

Seminar work and oral defense of seminar work.