An incentive-compatible load distribution approach for wireless local area networks with usage-based pricing

Bo Gu, Kyoko Yamori, Sugang Xu, Yoshiaki Tanaka

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    Abstract

    Recent studies have shown that the traffic load is often distributed unevenly among the access points. Such load imbalance results in an ineffective bandwidth utilization. The load imbalance and the consequent ineffective bandwidth utilization could be alleviated via intelligently selecting user-AP associations. In this paper, the diversity in users' utilities is sufficiently taken into account, and a Stackelberg leader-follower game is formulated to obtain the optimal user-AP association. The effectiveness of the proposed algorithm on improving the degree of load balance is evaluated via simulations. Simulation results show that the performance of the proposed algorithm is superior to or at least comparable with the best existing algorithms.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)451-458
    Number of pages8
    JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
    VolumeE96-B
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb

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    Wireless local area networks (WLAN)
    Bandwidth
    Costs

    Keywords

    • Game theory
    • Load balancing
    • Local area network
    • Pricing
    • Quality of service

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Software

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    An incentive-compatible load distribution approach for wireless local area networks with usage-based pricing. / Gu, Bo; Yamori, Kyoko; Xu, Sugang; Tanaka, Yoshiaki.

    In: IEICE Transactions on Communications, Vol. E96-B, No. 2, 02.2013, p. 451-458.

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