On the performance of sequential paging for mobile user location

B. Krishnamachari*, Rung-Hung Gau, S. B. Wicker, Z. J. Haas

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

7 Scopus citations


We present some results regarding the paging cost gains and the cost-delay tradeoff that can be achieved by using sequential paging to locate mobile users in cellular networks. We describe tight bounds on the average paging cost and the paging delay and quantify the intuition that greater gains are achieved when the mobile user's location probabilities are concentrated in a small portion of the location area. We also examine the impact of the errors in the location estimates on the paging cost.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-96
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Issue number54ND
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001
EventIEEE 54th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC FALL 2001) - Atlantic City, NJ, United States
Duration: 7 Oct 200111 Oct 2001

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'On the performance of sequential paging for mobile user location'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this