Dynamic network selection in HetNets: A social-behavioral (SoBe) approach

Yang Cao, Dongliang Duan, Xiang Cheng, Liuqing Yang, Jiaolong Wei

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a two-layer game-theoretic framework to solve the network selection problem in heterogeneous wireless networks (HetNets). At the intra-network layer, a hierarchical game among the SP and its admitted users is employed, and the closed-form equilibrium solutions for the pricing and transmission rate are provided. Meanwhile, at the inter-network layer, all service providers (SP) and the active users are engaged in a dynamic hedonic game and finally self-organized into a Nash-stable coalition structure. The key feature of our proposed approach is the inclusion of social-behavioral (SoBe) constraints capturing the real-world user and SP preferences, hierarchy and membership. Not only that SoBe more accurately models practical scenarios, it also leads to markedly reduced unnecessary handovers, and well maintained call blocking rate. Simulations confirm the superior performance of SoBe in comparison with the widely adopted user-driven alternative in terms of nearly all critical performance criteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4653-4658
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479935116
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 9 2014
Event2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014 - Austin, United States
Duration: Dec 8 2014Dec 12 2014

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014

Other

Other2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2014
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period12/8/1412/12/14

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