Game theoretic modeling of cooperation among service providers in mobile cloud computing environments

Dusit Niyato, Ping Wang, Ekram Hossain, Walid Saad, Zhu Han

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Abstract

Mobile cloud computing aims at improving the performance of mobile applications and to enhance the resource utilization of service providers. In this paper, we consider a mobile cloud computing environment in which the service providers can form a coalition to create a resource pool to support the mobile applications. First, an admission control mechanism is used to provide services of mobile applications to the users given the available long-term reserved resources in a pool. An optimization formulation is introduced to obtain the optimal decision of admission control. Then, for a given coalition of service providers, the revenue obtained from utilizing the resource pool has to be shared among the service providers. A coalitional game model is developed for sharing the revenue. In addition, since the service providers can decide on short-term capacity expansion of the resource pool, a game model is introduced to obtain the optimal strategies of service providers on capacity expansion such that their profits are maximized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2012
Pages3128-3133
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012
Event2012 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2012 - Paris, France
Duration: Apr 1 2012Apr 4 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
ISSN (Print)1525-3511

Other

Other2012 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2012
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period4/1/124/4/12

Keywords

  • cooperative game
  • Mobile cloud Computing
  • the core

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Niyato, D., Wang, P., Hossain, E., Saad, W., & Han, Z. (2012). Game theoretic modeling of cooperation among service providers in mobile cloud computing environments. In 2012 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2012 (pp. 3128-3133). [6214343] (IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC). https://doi.org/10.1109/WCNC.2012.6214343