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Blockchain secured auction-based user offloading in heterogeneous wireless networks

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posted on 19.11.2020, 14:00 by Tianrui ChenTianrui Chen, Amjad Saeed Khan, Gan ZhengGan Zheng, Sangarapillai LambotharanSangarapillai Lambotharan
© 2012 IEEE. This letter presents a secure user offloading mechanism in heterogeneous wireless networks (HWNs), where a macrocell base station (MBS) offloads its users to small cell access points (SCAs) using Vickrey auction. Additionally, a user-in-the-loop (UIL) strategy is exploited to encourage the unserved users to move to desired locations for connections. As the participants in the conventional auction-based trading may collude or take selfish actions, we employ Ethereum framework for trustless, secure and distributed auctioning. Simulation results are presented to demonstrate the advantages of the proposed user offloading methodology. The security aspects of the blockchain framework are also discussed.

Funding

Communications Signal Processing Based Solutions for Massive Machine-to-Machine Networks (M3NETs)

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

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Unlocking Potentials of MIMO Full-duplex Radios for Heterogeneous Networks (UPFRONT)

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

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Leverhulme Trust Research Project under Grant RPG-2017-129

History

School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

IEEE Wireless Communications Letters

Volume

9

Issue

8

Pages

1141 - 1145

Publisher

IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© IEEE

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Acceptance date

17/03/2020

Publication date

2020-03-23

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

2162-2337

eISSN

2162-2345

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Gan Zheng Deposit date: 16 November 2020