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Coupon Based Incentive Systems and the Implications of Equilibrium Theory Anargyros Garyfalos
 

Summary: Coupon Based Incentive Systems and the Implications of Equilibrium Theory
Anargyros Garyfalos
Intelligent Systems Lab - BT Exact
British Telecommunications Plc
Ipswich IP5 3RE, UK
anargyros.garyfalos@bt.com
Kevin C. Almeroth
Department of Computer Science
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA, 93106-5110
almeroth@cs.ucsb.edu
Abstract
"Coupons" is an incentive scheme that gives users credit
for forwarding information to other users over wireless, po-
tentially ad hoc networks. Having previously performed
an initial evaluation of the main characteristics, this paper
first examines how this idea works in more complex, hy-
brid networks and then focuses on the effects of user behav-
ior on system performance. By considering implications of
game theory concepts, such as Evolutionary Stable Strate-

  

Source: Almeroth, Kevin C. - Department of Computer Science, University of California at Santa Barbara

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences