Spontaneous cooperation in multi-domain sensor networks

Levente Buttyán, Tamás Holczer, Péter Schaffer

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Abstract

Sensor networks are large scale networks consisting of several nodes and some base stations. The nodes are monitoring the environment and send their measurement data towards the base stations possibly via multiple hops. Since the nodes are often battery powered, an important design criterion for sensor networks is the maximization of their lifetime. In this paper, we consider multi-domain sensor networks, by which we mean a set of sensor networks that co-exist at the same physical location but run by different authorities. In this setting, the lifetime of all networks can be increased if the nodes cooperate and also forward packets originating from foreign domains. There is a risk, however, that a selfish network takes advantage of the cooperativeness of the other networks and exploits them. We study this problem in a game theoretic setting, and show that, in most cases, there is a Nash equilibrium in the system, in which at least one of the strategies is cooperative, even without introducing any external incentives (e.g., payments).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecurity and Privacy in Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks - Second European Workshop, ESAS 2005, Revised Selected Papers
Pages42-53
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - dec. 1 2005
EventSecond European Workshop on Security and Privacy in Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks, ESAS 2005 - Visegrad, Hungary
Duration: júl. 13 2005júl. 14 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3813 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

OtherSecond European Workshop on Security and Privacy in Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks, ESAS 2005
CountryHungary
CityVisegrad
Period7/13/057/14/05

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  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Buttyán, L., Holczer, T., & Schaffer, P. (2005). Spontaneous cooperation in multi-domain sensor networks. In Security and Privacy in Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks - Second European Workshop, ESAS 2005, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 42-53). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 3813 LNCS).