Cooperation incentives based load balancing in UCN: A probabilistic approach

Mursel Yildiz, Manzoor Ahmed Khan, Fikret Sivrikaya, Sahin Albayrak

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Abstract

User Centric Networks (UCN) empowers the endusers as providers rather than just consumers of the network. Cooperation incentives based on reputation and crediting mechanisms are certain core enabling factors of UCN among which ensuring a certain level of QoS plays a great role for the maintenance of the UCN environment. In this paper we propose a QoS-based crediting mechanism, providing incentives for access points (APs) to share the load, i.e. the clients, in a fair way, thereby ensuring a homogenous level of QoS throughout the UCN community. We discuss a utility-based decision making framework for the incentivized cooperation based load balancing mechanism in UCN environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2012
Pages2746-2752
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2012 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Dec 3 2012Dec 7 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM
ISSN (Print)2334-0983
ISSN (Electronic)2576-6813

Other

Other2012 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period12/3/1212/7/12

Keywords

  • Cooperation Incentives
  • Load Balancing in Wireless LAN
  • Markov Arrival Processes
  • POMDP
  • QoS
  • User Centric Networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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