Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1109/SECON.2012.6275807
Title: Fairness and social welfare in incentivizing participatory sensing
Authors: Luo, T. 
Tham, C.-K. 
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Luo, T.,Tham, C.-K. (2012). Fairness and social welfare in incentivizing participatory sensing. Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks workshops 1 : 425-433. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1109/SECON.2012.6275807
Abstract: Participatory sensing has emerged recently as a promising approach to large-scale data collection. However, without incentives for users to regularly contribute good quality data, this method is unlikely to be viable in the long run. In this paper, we link incentive to users' demand for consuming compelling services, as an approach complementary to conventional credit or reputation based approaches. With this demand-based principle, we design two incentive schemes, Incentive with Demand Fairness (IDF) and Iterative Tank Filling (ITF), for maximizing fairness and social welfare, respectively. Our study shows that the IDF scheme is max-min fair and can score close to 1 on the Jain's fairness index, while the ITF scheme maximizes social welfare and achieves a unique Nash equilibrium which is also Pareto and globally optimal. We adopted a game theoretic approach to derive the optimal service demands. Furthermore, to address practical considerations, we use a stochastic programming technique to handle uncertainty that is often encountered in real life situations. © 2012 IEEE.
Source Title: Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks workshops
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/70289
ISBN: 9781467319058
ISSN: 21555486
DOI: 10.1109/SECON.2012.6275807
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