Conference paper

A Micro-Payment Scheme Encouraging Collaboration in Multi-Hop Cellular Networks

We propose a micro-payment scheme for multi-hop cellular networks that encourages collaboration in packet forwarding by letting users benefit from relaying others` packets. At the same time as proposing mechanisms for detecting and rewarding collaboration, we introduce appropriate mechanisms for detecting and punishing various forms of abuse. We show that the resulting scheme -- which is exceptionally light-weight -- makes collaboration rational and cheating undesirable.

    Keywords: NCCR-MICS ; NCCR-MICS/CL3


    • LCA-CONF-2003-003

    Record created on 2004-08-31, modified on 2016-08-08

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