The focus of this paper is on a wireless cooperative network architecture, where a group of users exploits short-range wireless links to share the costs of a cellular download. To maximize the efficiency of the communication system, an optimization of parameters such as download time, monetary cost, and energy consumption can be implemented. Following this approach different portions of data shall be assigned for download to the involved users, which will then cooperatively exchange the contents on the short-range link. However, the policy of task assignment to the user terminals has a direct influence on the payoff of the single users, raising fairness issues in real implementation scenarios. Focusing on the energy savings introduced by the wireless cooperative network, in this paper we address the fairness issue by relying on game theoretic bargaining solutions. These solutions, have intrinsic properties to nicely model the duality between fairness and efficiency in the performances. An optimal trade-off algorithm between efficiency and fairness is then introduced, allowing the service coordinator to select the most appropriate bargaining solution and energy savings allocation under different constraints on fairness.
|Titolo:||Introducing Fairness-Efficiency Trade-off for Energy Savings in Wireless Cooperative Networks|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|