Mobility

A Game Theoretical Framework for Dynamic Pricing-Based Routing in Self-Organized MANETs

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Executive Summary

In self-organized Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) where each user is its own authority, fully cooperative behaviors, such as unconditionally forwarding packets for each other or honestly revealing its private information, cannot be directly assumed. The pricing mechanism is one way to provide incentives for the users to act cooperatively by awarding some payment for cooperative behaviors. In this paper, the authors consider efficient routing in self-organized MANETs and model it as multi-stage dynamic pricing games. A game theoretical framework for dynamic pricing-based routing in MANETs is proposed to maximize the sender/receiver's payoff by considering the dynamic nature of MANETs.

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