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Engineering Incentive Schemes for Ad Hoc Networks – A Case Study for the Lanes Overlay.

Title: Engineering Incentive Schemes for Ad Hoc Networks – A Case Study for the Lanes Overlay.
Authors: Philipp Obreiter, Birgitta König-Ries, Georgios Papadopoulos
Source: Proceedings of the EDBT Workshop on Pervasive Information Management, 18. March 2004
Place: Heraklion, Greece
Date: 2004-03-01
Type: Publication
File: 2004PIM.pdf
Slides: 2004PIM.ppt
BibTex:
@INPROCEEDINGS{OKP04,
  author = {Philipp Obreiter and Birgitta K{"o}nig-Ries and Georgios
           Papadopoulos},
  year = 2004,
  title = {Engineering Incentive Schemes for Ad Hoc Networks - A Case Study
          for the Lanes Overlay},
  booktitle = {First International Workshop on Pervasive Information
              Management {(EDBT}-Workshop)},
  address = {Heraklion, Greece},
  abstract = {In ad hoc networks, devices have to cooperate in order to
             compensate for the absence of infrastructure. Yet, autonomous
             devices tend to abstain from cooperation in order to save their
             own resources. Incentive schemes have been proposed as a means of
             fostering cooperation under these circumstances. In order to work
             effectively, incentive schemes need to be carefully tailored to
             the characteristics of the cooperation protocol they should
             support. This is a complex and demanding task. However, up to
             now, engineers are given virtually no help in designing an
             incentive scheme. Even worse, there exists no systematic
             investigation into which characteristics should be taken into
             account and what they imply. Therefore, in this paper, we propose
             a systematic approach for the engineering of incentive schemes.
             The suggested procedure comprises the analysis and adjustment of
             the cooperation protocol, the choice of appropriate incentives
             for cooperation, and guidelines for the evaluation of the
             incentive scheme. Finally, we show how the proposed procedure is
             successfully applied to a service discovery overlay.}
}