Wireless Federated Learning (WFL) for 6G Networks -- Part II: The Compute-then-Transmit NOMA Paradigm

24 Apr 2021  ·  Pavlos S. Bouzinis, Panagiotis D. Diamantoulakis, George K. Karagiannidis ·

As it has been discussed in the first part of this work, the utilization of advanced multiple access protocols and the joint optimization of the communication and computing resources can facilitate the reduction of delay for wireless federated learning (WFL), which is of paramount importance for the efficient integration of WFL in the sixth generation of wireless networks (6G). To this end, in this second part we introduce and optimize a novel communication protocol for WFL networks, that is based on non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA). More specifically, the Compute-then-Transmit NOMA (CT-NOMA) protocol is introduced, where users terminate concurrently the local model training and then simultaneously transmit the trained parameters to the central server. Moreover, two different detection schemes for the mitigation of inter-user interference in NOMA are considered and evaluated, which correspond to fixed and variable decoding order during the successive interference cancellation process. Furthermore, the computation and communication resources are jointly optimized for both considered schemes, with the aim to minimize the total delay during a WFL communication round. Finally, the simulation results verify the effectiveness of CT-NOMA in terms of delay reduction, compared to the considered benchmark that is based on time-division multiple access.

PDF Abstract
No code implementations yet. Submit your code now


  Add Datasets introduced or used in this paper

Results from the Paper

  Submit results from this paper to get state-of-the-art GitHub badges and help the community compare results to other papers.


No methods listed for this paper. Add relevant methods here