Social trust and social reciprocity based cooperative D2D communications

Xu Chen, Brian Proulx, Xiaowen Gong, Junshan Zhang

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Abstract

Thanks to the convergence of pervasive mobile communications and fast-growing online social networking, mobile social networking is penetrating into our everyday life. Aiming to develop a systematic understanding of the interplay between social structure and mobile communications, in this paper we exploit social ties in human social networks to enhance cooperative device-to-device communications. Specifically, as hand-held devices are carried by human beings, we leverage two key social phenomena, namely social trust and social reciprocity, to promote efficient cooperation among devices. With this insight, we develop a coalitional game theoretic framework to devise social-tie based cooperation strategies for device-to-device communications. We also develop a network assisted relay selection mechanism to implement the coalitional game solution, and show that the mechanism is immune to group deviations, individually rational, and truthful. We evaluate the performance of the mechanism by using real social data traces. Numerical results show that the proposed mechanism can achieve up-to 122% performance gain over the case without D2D cooperation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMobiHoc 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing
Pages187-196
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 30 2013
Event14th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, MobiHoc 2013 - Bangalore, India
Duration: Jul 29 2013Aug 1 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc)

Conference

Conference14th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, MobiHoc 2013
CountryIndia
CityBangalore
Period7/29/138/1/13

Keywords

  • Cooperative networking
  • D2D communication
  • Mobile social networking
  • Social reciprocity
  • Social trust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Chen, X., Proulx, B., Gong, X., & Zhang, J. (2013). Social trust and social reciprocity based cooperative D2D communications. In MobiHoc 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (pp. 187-196). (Proceedings of the International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc)). https://doi.org/10.1145/2491288.2491302