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Index coding: An interference alignment perspective
 in International Symposium on Information Theory
, 2012
"... The index coding problem is studied from an interference alignment perspective providing new results as well as new insights into, and generalizations of, previously known results. An equivalence is established between the capacity of the multiple unicast index coding (where each message is desired ..."
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The index coding problem is studied from an interference alignment perspective providing new results as well as new insights into, and generalizations of, previously known results. An equivalence is established between the capacity of the multiple unicast index coding (where each message is desired by exactly one receiver), and groupcast index coding (where a message can be desired by multiple receivers), which settles the heretofore open question of insufficiency of linear codes for the multiple unicast index coding problem by equivalence with groupcast settings where this question has previously been answered. Necessary and sufficient conditions for the achievability of rate half per message in the index coding problem are shown to be a natural consequence of interference alignment constraints, and generalizations to feasibility of rate 1 L+1 per message when each destination desires at least L messages, are similarly obtained. Finally, capacity optimal solutions are presented to a series of symmetric index coding problems inspired by the local connectivity and local interference characteristics of wireless networks. The solutions are based on vector linear coding.
Topological interference management through index coding
, 2013
"... While much recent progress on interference networks has come about under the assumption of abundant channel state information at the transmitters (CSIT), a complementary perspective is sought in this work through the study of interference networks with no CSIT except a coarse knowledge of the topolo ..."
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While much recent progress on interference networks has come about under the assumption of abundant channel state information at the transmitters (CSIT), a complementary perspective is sought in this work through the study of interference networks with no CSIT except a coarse knowledge of the topology of the network that only allows a distinction between weak and significant channels and no further knowledge of the channel coefficients ’ realizations. Modeled as a degreesoffreedom (DoF) study of a partially connected interference network with no CSIT, the problem is found to have a counterpart in the capacity analysis of wired networks with arbitrary linear network coding at intermediate nodes, under the assumption that the sources are aware only of the end to end topology of the network. The wireless (wired) network DoF (capacity) region, expressed in dimensionless units as a multiple of the DoF (capacity) of a single point to point channel (link), is found to be bounded above by the capacity of an index coding problem where the antidotes graph is the complement of the interference graph of the original network and the bottleneck link capacity is normalized to unity. The problems are shown to be equivalent under linear solutions over the same field. An interference alignment
On the capacity region for index coding
 IN PROC. IEEE INT. SYMP. INF. THEORY
, 2013
"... A new inner bound on the capacity region of the general index coding problem is established. Unlike most existing bounds that are based on graph theoretic or algebraic tools, the bound relies on a random coding scheme and optimal decoding, and has a simple polymatroidal singleletter expression. Th ..."
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A new inner bound on the capacity region of the general index coding problem is established. Unlike most existing bounds that are based on graph theoretic or algebraic tools, the bound relies on a random coding scheme and optimal decoding, and has a simple polymatroidal singleletter expression. The utility of the inner bound is demonstrated by examples that include the capacity region for all index coding problems with up to five messages (there are 9846 nonisomorphic ones).
A New Class of Index Coding Instances Where Linear Coding is Optimal
"... Abstract—We study indexcoding problems (one sender broadcasting messages to multiple receivers) where each message is requested by one receiver, and each receiver may know some messages a priori. This type of indexcoding problems can be fully described by directed graphs. The aim is to find the m ..."
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Abstract—We study indexcoding problems (one sender broadcasting messages to multiple receivers) where each message is requested by one receiver, and each receiver may know some messages a priori. This type of indexcoding problems can be fully described by directed graphs. The aim is to find the minimum codelength that the sender needs to transmit in order to simultaneously satisfy all receivers ’ requests. For any directed graph, we show that if a maximum acyclic induced subgraph (MAIS) is obtained by removing two or fewer vertices from the graph, then the minimum codelength (i.e., the solution to the indexcoding problem) equals the number of vertices in the MAIS, and linear codes are optimal for this indexcoding problem. Our result increases the set of indexcoding problems for which linear index codes are proven to be optimal. I.
1Index Coding Problem with Side Information Repositories
"... To tackle the expected enormous increase in mobile video traffic in cellular networks, an architecture involving a base station along with caching femto stations (referred to as helpers), storing popular files near users, has been proposed [1]. The primary benefit of caching is the enormous increase ..."
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To tackle the expected enormous increase in mobile video traffic in cellular networks, an architecture involving a base station along with caching femto stations (referred to as helpers), storing popular files near users, has been proposed [1]. The primary benefit of caching is the enormous increase in downloading rate when a popular file is available at helpers near a user requesting that file. In this work, we explore a secondary benefit of caching in this architecture through the lens of index coding. We assume a system with n users and constant number of caching helpers. Only helpers store files, i.e. have side information. We investigate the following scenario: Each user requests a distinct file that is not found in the set of helpers nearby. Users are served coded packets (through an index code) by an omniscient base station. Every user decodes its desired packet from the coded packets and the side information packets from helpers nearby. We assume that users can obtain any file stored in their neighboring helpers without incurring transmission costs. With respect to the index code employed, we investigate two achievable schemes: 1) XOR coloring based on coloring of the side information graph associated with the problem and 2)Vector XOR coloring based on fractional coloring of the side information graph. We show that the general problem reduces to a canonical problem where every user is connected to exactly one helper under some topological constraints. For the canonical problem, with constant number of helpers (k), we show that the complexity of computing the best XOR/vector XOR coloring schemes are polynomial in the number of users n. The result exploits a special complete bipartite structure that the side information graphs exhibit for any finite k. I.