Wireless social community networks: A game-theoretic analysis

Mohammad Hossein Manshaei, Julien Freudiger, Mark Félegyházi, Peter Marbach, Jean Pierre Hubaux

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Wireless social community networks formed by users with a WiFi access point have been created as an alternative to traditional wireless networks that operate in the licensed spectrum. By relying on access points owned by users for access, wireless community networks provide a wireless infrastructure in an inexpensive way. However, the coverage of such a network is limited by the set of users who open their access points to the social community. Currently, it is not clear to what degree this paradigm can serve as a replacement, or a complimentary service, of existing centralized networks operating in licensed bands. In this paper, we study the dynamics of wireless social community networks using, as well as the situation where a wireless social community networks co-exists with a traditional wireless network operating in the licensed spectrum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2008 International Zurich Seminar on Communications, IZS
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 International Zurich Seminar on Communications, IZS - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: Mar 12 2008Mar 14 2008

Publication series

NameInternational Zurich Seminar on Digital Communications


Conference2008 International Zurich Seminar on Communications, IZS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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