Incentive mechanism for proximity-based Mobile Crowd Service systems

Honggang Zhang, Benyuan Liu, Hengky Susanto, Guoliang Xue, Tong Sun

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Abstract

We investigate emerging proximity-based Mobile Crowd Service or pMCS systems, in which services are provided and consumed by users carrying smart mobile devices (e.g., smartphones) and in proximity of each other (e.g., within Bluetooth range). Due to limited resources on smartphones, it is crucial to provide a mechanism to incentivize users' participation and ensure fair trading in a pMCS system. In this paper, we design a multi-market dynamic double auction mechanism for a pMCS system, referred to as MobiAuc, and we show that it is truthful, feasible, individual-rational, no-deficit, and computationally efficient. The novelty and significance of MobiAuc is that it addresses and solves the fair trading problem in a multi-market dynamic double auction setting which naturally occurs in a mobile wireless environment. We demonstrate its efficiency via simulations based on generated user patterns (stochastic arrivals and random market clustering of users) and real-world traces. Our preliminary implementation of MobiAuc and experiments on Android platform have demonstrated the feasibility of MobiAuc mechanism in practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE INFOCOM 2016 - 35th Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467399531
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 27 2016
Event35th Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2016 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Apr 10 2016Apr 14 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
Volume2016-July
ISSN (Print)0743-166X

Other

Other35th Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period4/10/164/14/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Zhang, H., Liu, B., Susanto, H., Xue, G., & Sun, T. (2016). Incentive mechanism for proximity-based Mobile Crowd Service systems. In IEEE INFOCOM 2016 - 35th Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications [7524549] (Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM; Vol. 2016-July). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/INFOCOM.2016.7524549