Game-Theory Based Power and Spectrum Virtualization for Optimizing Spectrum Efficiency in Mobile Cloud-Computing Wireless Networks Academic Article uri icon


  • IEEE Mobile cloud-computing is a wireless network environment that focuses on sharing the publicly available wireless resources. Wireless network virtualization provides an efficient technique to implement the mobile cloud-computing by enabling multiple virtual wireless networks to be mapped onto one physical substrate wireless network. One of the most important challenges of this technique lies in how to efficiently allocate the wireless resources of physical wireless networks to the multiple virtual wireless network users. To overcome these difficulties, in this paper we propose a set of novel game-theory based schemes to resolve the wireless resources allocation problem in terms of transmit power and wireless spectrum. We formulate this wireless resources allocation problem as the gaming process where each mobile user bids for the limited wireless resources from physical substrate wireless networks, and competes with the other mobile-user players bidding for the same resources. Under our proposed game-theory framework, we develop three types of wireless resources request strategies: price-based strategy, correlation-based strategy, and water-filling-based strategy to allocate wireless resources under three different gaming mechanisms. The extensive simulation results obtained validate and evaluate our proposed schemes.

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, X. i., & Zhu, Q.

citation count

  • 10

publication date

  • October 2019