Effect of Altruism and Punishment on Selfish Behavior for Cooperation in Vehicular Networks

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Executive Summary

Packet forwarding in Vehicular Networks is gathering a booming interest in research area as cooperation of nodes becomes important for such a scenario. The presence of selfish nodes reluctant to transfer data packets are the most critical concern in packet forwarding. From explanations of game theory this is a social dilemma situation that gives a suboptimal outcome from a collective standpoint. Strategic solutions can be applied to these situations to enhance cooperation in repeated interactions.

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