A charging and rewarding scheme for packet forwarding in multi-hop cellular networks

Naouel Ben Salem, Levente Buttyán, Jean Pierre Hubaux, Markus Jakobsson

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Abstract

In multi-hop cellular networks, data packets have to be relayed hop by hop from a given mobile station to a base station and vice-versa. This means that the mobile stations must accept to forward information for the benefit of other stations. In this paper, we propose an incentive mechanism that is based on a charging/rewarding scheme and that makes collaboration rational for selfish nodes. We base our solution on symmetric cryptography to cope with the limited resources of the mobile stations. We provide a set of protocols and study their robustness with respect to various attacks. By leveraging on the relative stability of the routes, our solution leads to a very moderate overhead.

Original languageEnglish
Pages13-24
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Nov 19 2003
EventMOBIHOC 2003: PROCEEDINGS OF The Fourth ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing - Annapolis, MD, United States
Duration: Jun 1 2003Jun 3 2003

Other

OtherMOBIHOC 2003: PROCEEDINGS OF The Fourth ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing
CountryUnited States
CityAnnapolis, MD
Period6/1/036/3/03

Keywords

  • Ad hoc networks
  • Billing
  • Charging
  • Cooperation
  • Hybrid cellular networks
  • Multi-hop cellular networks
  • Packet forwarding
  • Pricing
  • Security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Ben Salem, N., Buttyán, L., Hubaux, J. P., & Jakobsson, M. (2003). A charging and rewarding scheme for packet forwarding in multi-hop cellular networks. 13-24. Paper presented at MOBIHOC 2003: PROCEEDINGS OF The Fourth ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, Annapolis, MD, United States.