Game-theory based user centric network selection with media independent handover services and flow management

Manzoor Ahmed Khan, Umar Toseefy, Stefan Marx, Carmelita Goergy

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Abstract

Future envisions universal and uninterrupted access to information owing to the widespread use of heterogeneous wireless technologies. The integration of heterogeneous wireless technologies and existence of multi-mode terminals enable users get associated to the best available networks according to user preferences over different application specific requirements, prices and network technologies. In this paper we present the user-centric network selection decision mechanism, where negotiation between users and network operators is carried out using game-theoretic approach. We model the utility functions of users and network operators. We also discuss the truth telling behavior of network operators in terms of offered prices and service quality. The proposed approach builds on IEEE 802.21 standard. Session Initiation Protocol(SIP) and Mobile Internet Protocol (MIPv6) based flow management solutions are given, the later approach is implemented using OPNET modeller simulator. The performance of our approach is compared with Long-term contractual approach in terms of users throughput, users cost, operators revenue and call blocking probability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCNSR 2010 - Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference on Communication Networks and Services Research
Pages248-255
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event8th Annual Conference on Communication Networks and Services Research, CNSR 2010 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: May 11 2010May 14 2010

Publication series

NameCNSR 2010 - Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference on Communication Networks and Services Research

Conference

Conference8th Annual Conference on Communication Networks and Services Research, CNSR 2010
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period5/11/105/14/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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