The Theory of Intervention Games for Resource Sharing in Wireless Communications

Date Added: Jan 2011
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This paper develops a game-theoretic framework for the design and analysis of a new class of incentive schemes called intervention schemes. The authors formulate intervention games, propose a solution concept of intervention equilibrium, and prove its existence in a finite intervention game. They apply the framework to resource sharing scenarios in wireless communications, whose non-cooperative outcomes without intervention yield suboptimal performance. They derive analytical results and analyze illustrative examples in the cases of imperfect and perfect monitoring.