Modelling incentives for collaboration in mobile ad hoc networks

  • Crowcroft J
  • Gibbens R
  • Kelly F
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Abstract

This paper explores a model for the operation of an ad hoc mobile network. The model incorporates incentives for users to act as transit nodes on multi-hop paths and to be rewarded with their own ability to send traffic. The paper explores consequences of the model by means of fluid-level simulations of a network and illustrates the way in which network resources are allocated to users according to their geographical position. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Ad hoc mobile networks
  • Dual algorithm
  • Fluid-level simulations
  • Incentives

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Authors

  • Jon Crowcroft

  • Richard Gibbens

  • Frank Kelly

  • Sven Östring

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