Cooperation incentives and enablers for wireless peers in heterogeneous networks

Olli Karonen, Jukka K. Nurminen

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Various incentive schemes have been proposed to force or encourage peers to contribute their resources to peer-to- peer networks. Such schemes are typically designed for peers with fixed Internet connections and do not take the special properties of wireless peers into account. In this paper we propose a P2P credit system especially targeted for the cases where mobile devices join P2P networks. Instead of limiting the incentive and reputation mechanisms to a single device our scheme encompasses all the connected devices of a user. We discuss the limitations of wireless devices point of view, present today’s incentive schemes from the the P2P credit system concept and highlight its operation with a number of use cases. Through mathematical analysis we illustrate the potential of the solution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Communications
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-2052-0
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeNot Eligible


  • Cooperation
  • Incentives
  • Mobile peer-to-peer


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