• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
    Monthly Online Journal (eISSN: 1976-7277)

Incentive Mechanism in Participatory Sensing for Ambient Assisted Living

Vol. 12, No.1, January 31, 2018
10.3837/tiis.2018.01.008, Download Paper (Free):

Abstract

Participatory sensing is becoming popular and has shown its great potential in data acquisition for ambient assisted living. In this paper, we propose an incentive mechanism in participatory sensing for ambient assisted living, which benefits both the platform and the mobile devices that participated in the sensing task. Firstly, we analyze the profit of participant and platform, and a Stackelberg game model is formulated. The model takes privacy, reputation, power state and quality of data into consideration, and aims at maximizing the profit for both participant and publisher. The discussion of properties of the game show that there exists an unique Stackelberg equilibrium. Secondly, two algorithms are given: one describes how to reach the Stackelberg equilibrium and the other presents the procedures of employing the incentive strategy. Finally, we conduct simulations to evaluate the properties and effectiveness of the proposed mechanism. Simulation results show that the proposed incentive mechanism works well, and the participants and the publisher will be benefitted from it. With the mechanism, the total amount of sensory data can be maximized and the quality of the data can be guaranteed effectively.


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[IEEE Style]
Hu Yao, Wu Muqing and Li Tianze, "Incentive Mechanism in Participatory Sensing for Ambient Assisted Living," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 159-177, 2018. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2018.01.008

[ACM Style]
Yao, H., Muqing, W., and Tianze, L. 2018. Incentive Mechanism in Participatory Sensing for Ambient Assisted Living. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 12, 1, (2018), 159-177. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2018.01.008