The value of resource sharing in wireless networks with restricted cooperation between the users.

Venkat Anantharam
University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)

User cooperation can enhance the performance of wireless networks by enabling improved utilization of resources. Users may, however, demand adequate compensation for making their resources available to others, particularly in scenarios where the users belong to different administrative domains. We study cooperative game theoretic models of resource sharing by wireless users in order to gain insights into the value of cooperation. In contrast to most prior work along these lines we focus particularly on understanding the impact of restricted cooperation, which refers to scenarios where only certain restricted subsets of users can establish coalitional agreements.

(Joint work with Soham Phade.)

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