Device-to-Device Relay Selection Based on Comprehensive Social Attributes in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

  • Xiaobin Li
  • Ping ZengEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1075)


In Device-to-Device (D2D) relay communication, selecting relay users according to the social attributes helps to find the optimal relay users. The comprehensive social attributes is to roundly consider the influence of multiple social factors on relay willingness. These social attributes include social relationship, interest perception, free users’ remaining energy and memory, cluster network and so on. The future communication network will be a combination of multiple network structures, this paper studies the selection of relay users based on comprehensive social attributes in heterogeneous networks. This method not only conforms to the actual scenes of real life in future, but also ensures the optimality of relay users, thus it can improve the communication quality, enable more D2D to establish D2D relay communication successfully and promote the overall throughput and performance of the communication system.


Device-to-Device (D2D) relay communication Heterogeneous network Comprehensive social attributes Relay willingness 



This work is supported by Science and Technology Project of Shenzhen, China (Grant No. JCYJ20180305124255145), the authors thank to the organization.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Electron and Information EngineeringShenzhen UniversityShenzhenChina

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