Modelling incentives for collaboration in mobile ad hoc networks

Jon Crowcroft
Richard Gibbens
Frank Kelly
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Performance Evaluation 57 (2004) 427-439.


This paper explores a model for the operation of an ad hoc mobile network. The model incorporates incentives for users to act as transit nodes on multi-hop paths and to be rewarded with their own ability to send traffic. The paper explores consequences of the model by means of fluid-level simulations of a network and illustrates the way in which network resources are allocated to users according to their geographical position.

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An earlier, shorter, version of this paper was presented at the WiOpt'03 Workshop .

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