On Multi-Layer Game-Theoretical Modelling of Spectrum Markets and Cognitive Radio Networks
This paper presents a powerful innovative multi-layer game theoretical modelling framework for the evolution of spectrum markets. It integrates models of the channel, client and network operator (provider) paradigms, wireless infrastructures, types of interaction, and price adaptation. This modelling framework incorporates an extensive set of parameters that allow the modelling of various complex interactions of CRNs entities and business-driven cases in multiple spatio-temporal scales in a realistic manner. It also provides a modular simulation environment that implements this framework to enable researchers to instantiate various models and perform comparative assessments of spectrum-sharing and spectrum-provision mechanisms.