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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
2017
Tang, Ming, et al. MOMD: A Multi-Object Multi-Dimensional Auction for Crowdsourced Mobile Video Streaming. IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM). Atlanta, USA, 2017. Download: Ming_INFOCOM17.pdf (671.85 KB)
Liao, Guocheng, Xu Chen, and Jianwei Huang Optimal Privacy-Preserving Data Collection: A Prospect Theory Perspective (IEEE Communications Society Young Professionals Best Paper Award). IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM). IEEE, 2017. Download: GlobeCom2017-Guocheng.pdf (303.39 KB)
Tang, Ming, et al. "Optimizations and Economics of Crowdsourced Mobile Streaming." IEEE Communications Magazine. 55.4 (2017): 21-27. Download: 07901471.pdf (521.82 KB)
Wang, Zhiyuan, Lin Gao, and Jianwei Huang Pricing Optimization of Rollover Data Plan. International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks (WiOpt). Paris, France, 2017. Download: Zhiyuan_WiOpt17.pdf (929.58 KB)
Luo, Tie, et al. "Sustainable Incentives for Mobile Crowdsensing: Auctions, Lotteries, and Trust and Reputation Systems." IEEE Communications Magazine. 55.3 (2017): 68-74. Download: 07876960.pdf (862.82 KB)
Gao, Lin, Lingjie Duan, and Jianwei Huang. "Two-sided Matching Based Cooperative Spectrum Sharing." IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. 16.2 (2017): 538-551. Download: 07458177.pdf (1.68 MB)
2016
Duan, Lingjie, Biying Shou, and Jianwei Huang. "Capacity Allocation and Pricing Strategies for Wireless Femtocell Services." Production and Operations Management. 25.5 (2016): 866-882. Download: Duan_et_al-2015-Production_and_Operations_Management.pdf (1009.28 KB)
Gao, Lin, et al. "Combining Spot and Futures Markets: A Hybrid Market Approach to Dynamic Spectrum Access." Operations Research. 64.4 (2016): 794-821. Download: OR_Final_2016.pdf (939.75 KB)
Jiang, Changkun, et al. Exploiting data reuse in mobile crowdsensing. IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM). IEEE, 2016. Download: 07841828.pdf (238.91 KB)
Luo, Yuan, Lin Gao, and Jianwei Huang. "An Integrated Spectrum and Information Market for Green Cognitive Communications." IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. 34.12 (2016): 3326-3338. Download: 07542600.pdf (992.94 KB)
Tang, Ming, et al. A Multi-Dimensional Auction Mechanism for Mobile Crowdsourced Video Streaming. International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks (WiOpt). Tempe, AZ, USA, 2016. Download: p398-tang.pdf (247.87 KB)
Yu, Junlin, Man Hon Cheung, and Jianwei Huang. "Spectrum investment under uncertainty: A behavioral economics perspective." IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. 34.10 (2016): 2667-2677. Download: 07560647.pdf (2.43 MB)
Ma, Qian, Ya Feng Liu, and Jianwei Huang. "Time and Location Aware Mobile Data Pricing." IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. 15.10 (2016): 1536-1233. Download: 07337420.pdf (1.69 MB)
2015
Chen, Yanjiao, et al. "Balancing Income and User Utility in Spectrum Allocation." IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. 14.12 (2015): 2466-2473. Download: 07035108.pdf (940.78 KB)
Iosifidis, George, et al. "A Double Auction Mechanism for Mobile Data Offloading Markets." IEEE/ACM Transaction on Networking. 25.5 (2015): 634-1647. Download: 06894640.pdf (2.52 MB)
Ma, Bojiang, et al. "Hybrid Overlay/Underlay Cognitive Femtocell Networks: A Game Theoretic Approach." IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 14.6 (2015): 3259-3270. Download: 07042288.pdf (1.09 MB)
Duan, Lingjie, Biying Shou, and Jianwei Huang. "Pricing for Local and Global WiFi Markets." IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing. 14.5 (2015). Download: SkypeWiFi_TMC_2014.pdf (5.5 MB)
Luo, Yuan, Lin Gao, and Jianwei Huang. "Business Modeling for TV White Space Networks." IEEE Communications Magazine. 53.5 (2015): 82-88. Download: 07105645.pdf (270.45 KB)
Cheung, Man Hon, and Jianwei Huang. "DAWN: Delay-Aware Wi-Fi Offloading and Network Selection." IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. 33.6 (2015): 1214-1223. Download: 07070662.pdf (1.36 MB)
Cheung, Man Hon, et al. Distributed Time-Sensitive Task Selection in Mobile Crowdsensing. ACM Mobihoc. Hangzhou, China, 2015. Download: Mobihoc2015.pdf (343.2 KB)
 


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