Contract Theory for Wireless Networks

  • Yanru Zhang
  • Zhu Han
Part of the Wireless Networks book series (WN)

About this book

Introduction

This book presents theoretical research between wireless communications, networking, and economics using the framework of contract theory. This work fills a void in the literature by closely combining contract theoretical approaches with wireless networks design problems. Topics covered include classification in contract theory, reward design, adverse selection, and moral hazard. The authors also explore incentive mechanisms for device-to-device communication in cellular networks, insurance plans for service assurance in cloud computing markets with incomplete information, multi-dimensional incentive mechanisms and tournament based incentive mechanisms in mobile crowdsourcing. Financial applications include financing contracts with adverse selection for spectrum trading in cognitive radio networks and complementary investment of infrastructure and service providers in wireless network visualization. 

This book offers a useful reference for engineers and researchers in the wireless communication community who seek to integrate the notions from contract theory and wireless engineering, while emphasizing on how contract theory can be applied in wireless networks. It is also suitable for advanced-level students studying information systems or communications engineering.


Keywords

Contract theory Adverse selection Moral hazard Incentive mechanism design Wireless networks D2D communication Crowdsourcing Cognitive radio network Traffic offloading Reward design Cellular networks Device-to-Device communications Mobile crowdsourcing

Authors and affiliations

  • Yanru Zhang
    • 1
  • Zhu Han
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Houston HoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Houston HoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-53288-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-53287-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-53288-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-1186
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-1445
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