A novel noncooperative game competing model using generalized simple additive weighting method to perform network selection in heterogeneous wireless networks

Yass K. Salih, Hang See Ong, Rabha W. Ibrahim, Salman Yussof, Mohammed Azlan Mohamed Iqbal

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Abstract

Network selection mechanisms have a significant role in guaranteeing the QoS for users in a heterogeneous wireless networks environment. Thesemechanisms allow the selection of an optimal wireless network to satisfy the needs of users. Users are provided with the opportunity to select from multiple connectivity opportunities available all over various wireless networks. Furthermore, the network operators themselves can execute active selection strategies that facilitate proper decision making, in which user preferences are considered. This study proposes a new noncooperative competing game-theoretic model and strategy space based on user preference. This model can solve network selection problems and capture the inter-linkages of decisions taken by various networks. A generalized simple additive weighting method is incorporated into the framework of noncooperative game theory. In addition, the utility function is employed to assess the usefulness of the system. Simulation results and analysis illustrate the efficacy of the suggested model in attaining optimum network utility for heterogeneous wireless networks while optimizing user satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1112-1125
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Communication Systems
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Apr 2015

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Heterogeneous networks
Wireless networks
Game theory
Quality of service
Decision making

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  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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