• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
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Intervenient Stackelberg Game based Bandwidth Allocation Scheme for Hierarchical Wireless Networks


Abstract

In order to ensure the wireless connectivity and seamless service to mobile users, the next generation network system will be an integration of multiple wireless access networks. In a heterogeneous wireless access system, bandwidth allocation becomes crucial for load balancing to avoid network congestion and improve system utilization efficiency. In this article, we propose a new dynamic bandwidth allocation scheme for hierarchical wireless network systems. First, we derive a multi-objective decision criterion for each access point. Second, a bargaining strategy selection algorithm is developed for the dynamic bandwidth re-allocation. Based on the intervenient Stackelberg game model, the proposed scheme effectively formulates the competitive interaction situation between several access points. The system performance of proposed scheme is evaluated by using extensive simulations. With a simulation study, it is confirmed that the proposed scheme can achieve better performance than other existing schemes under widely diverse network environments.


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Cite this article

[IEEE Style]
Sungwook Kim, "Intervenient Stackelberg Game based Bandwidth Allocation Scheme for Hierarchical Wireless Networks," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 8, no. 12, pp. 4293-4304, 2014. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2014.12.003

[ACM Style]
Kim, S. 2014. Intervenient Stackelberg Game based Bandwidth Allocation Scheme for Hierarchical Wireless Networks. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 8, 12, (2014), 4293-4304. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2014.12.003