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Network Economics

 

The evolution of today's communication networks is no longer a pure engineering issue. The service providers need to perform careful economic analysis to decide whether to deploy a technology, how to attract the end-users, and how to compete with other providers in the same industry. The end-users need to evaluate the economic benefits of using the services from one or more service providers. All these decisions are tightly coupled with the details of the specific technologies, and are heavily affected by the so-called network externalities. We focus on the study such economics issues in the area of wireless communications networks and Internet, using mathematical tools such as optimization, pricing, and game theory.

 

 

 
 
Representative Publications
In Press
Cheung, Man Hon, Fen Hou, and Jianwei Huang. "Delay-Sensitive Mobile Crowdsensing: Algorithm Design and Economics." IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (In Press). Download: 08315500.pdf (385.83 KB)
Ma, Qian, et al. "Incentivizing Wi-Fi Network Crowdsourcing: A Contract Theoretic Approach." IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (In Press). Download: 08350371.pdf (2.08 MB)
Gao, Lin, et al. "Multi-User Cooperative Mobile Video Streaming: Performance Analysis and Online Mechanism Design." IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (In Press). Download: 08356092.pdf (1.66 MB)
Wu, Yuan, et al. "Optimal Resource Allocations for Mobile Data Offloading via Dual-Connectivity." IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (In Press). Download: 08303713.pdf (3.07 MB)
2018
Ma, Qian, et al. Dynamic Pricing in the Presence of Participation-Dependent Social Learning. ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc). Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2018. Download: PDSL_Mobihoc_2018.pdf (948.33 KB)
Yu, Haoran, et al. Market Your Venue with Mobile Applications: Collaboration of Online and Offline Businesses. IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM). Honolulu, HI, USA, 2018. Download: O2O_infocom2018.pdf (502.39 KB)
Wang, Zhiyuan, Lin Gao, and Jianwei Huang Multi-Dimensional Contract Design for Mobile Data Plan with Time Flexibility. ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc). Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2018. Download: Rollover_Mobihoc2018.pdf (2.03 MB)
Liao, Guocheng, Xu Chen, and Jianwei Huang Social-Aware Privacy-Preserving Correlated Data Collection. ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc). Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2018. Download: Privacy_Mobihoc2018.pdf (951.93 KB)
2017
Yu, Haoran, et al. "Public Wi-Fi monetization via advertising." IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. 25.4 (2017): 2110-2121. Download: 07879333.pdf (2.17 MB)
Yu, Haoran, et al. "Auction-based coopetition between LTE unlicensed and Wi-Fi." IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. 35.1 (2017): 79-90. Download: 07756317.pdf (1.58 MB)
Cheung, Man Hon, et al. "Congestion-Aware DNS for Integrated Cellular and Wi-Fi Networks." IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. 35.6 (2017): 1269-1281. Download: 07886338.pdf (423.4 KB)
Zhang, Meng, et al. Cooperative and Competitive Operator Pricing for Mobile Crowdsourced Internet Access. IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM). Atlanta, USA, 2017. Download: Meng_INFOCOM17.pdf (272.38 KB)
Yu, Haoran, Man Cheung, and Jianwei Huang. "Cooperative Wi-Fi deployment: A one-to-many bargaining framework." IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. 16.6 (2017): 1536-1233. Download: 07539609.pdf (1.17 MB)
Ma, Qian, et al. "Economic Analysis of Crowdsourced Wireless Community Networks." IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. 16.7 (2017): 1856-1869. Download: 07562462.pdf (461.12 KB)
Yu, Junlin, Man Hon Cheung, and Jianwei Huang Economics of Mobile Data Trading Market. International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks (WiOpt). Paris, France, 2017. Download: Junlin_WiOpt17.pdf (485.62 KB)
Iosifidis, George, et al. "Efficient and Fair Collaborative Mobile Internet Access." IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. 25.3 (2017): 1386-1400. Download: 07835266.pdf (3.13 MB)
Wu, Yuan, et al. "Energy-Aware Cooperative Traffic Offloading via Device-to-Device Cooperations: An Analytical Approach." IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. 16.1 (2017): 97-114. Download: 07429791.pdf (2.84 MB)
Shah-Mansouri, Hamed, Vincent W. S. Wong, and Jianwei Huang. "An Incentive Framework for Mobile Data Offloading Market under Price Competition." IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. 16.11 (2017): 2983-2999. Download: 07888448.pdf (1.06 MB)
Cheung, Man Hon, Fen Hou, and Jianwei Huang Make a Difference: Diversity-Driven Social Mobile Crowdsensing. IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM). Atlanta, USA, 2017. Download: Michael_INFOCOM17.pdf (202.37 KB)
Yu, Junlin, et al. "Mobile Data Trading: Behavioral Economics Analysis and Algorithm Design." IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. 35.4 (2017): 994-1005. Download: 07869340.pdf (1.47 MB)
 


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