A game theoretical approach for cooperative green mobile operators under roaming price consideration

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/621238
Title:
A game theoretical approach for cooperative green mobile operators under roaming price consideration
Authors:
Ghazzai, Hakim ( 0000-0002-8636-4264 ) ; Jardak, Seifallah; Yaacoub, Elias; Yang, Hong-Chuan; Alouini, Mohamed-Slim ( 0000-0003-4827-1793 )
Abstract:
In this paper, we investigate the performance of a green mobile operator collaborating with other traditional mobile operators. Its goal is to minimize its CO2 emissions, maximize its profit or achieve or tradeoff between both objectives by offloading its users to neighbor networks and exploiting renewable energies. On the other hand, traditional mobile operators aim to maximize their profits by attracting the maximum number of roamed users. The problem is modeled as a two-level Stackelberg game and its equilibrium is derived. A green mobile operator level that determines how many users per each base station to offload to each neighbor network, and a non-green mobile operator level where operators focus on finding the optimal roaming price. Our simulation results show a significant saving in terms of CO2 emissions compared to the non-cooperation case and that roaming decision depends essentially on the availability of renewable energy in base station sites. © 2015 IEEE.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Electrical Engineering Program
Citation:
Ghazzai H, Jardak S, Yaacoub E, Yang H-C, Alouini M-S (2015) A game theoretical approach for cooperative green mobile operators under roaming price consideration. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2015.7248323.
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
Conference/Event name:
IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2015
Issue Date:
11-Sep-2015
DOI:
10.1109/ICC.2015.7248323
Type:
Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:
Conference Papers; Electrical Engineering Program; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorGhazzai, Hakimen
dc.contributor.authorJardak, Seifallahen
dc.contributor.authorYaacoub, Eliasen
dc.contributor.authorYang, Hong-Chuanen
dc.contributor.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T06:56:01Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-03T06:56:01Z-
dc.date.issued2015-09-11en
dc.identifier.citationGhazzai H, Jardak S, Yaacoub E, Yang H-C, Alouini M-S (2015) A game theoretical approach for cooperative green mobile operators under roaming price consideration. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2015.7248323.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/ICC.2015.7248323en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621238-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we investigate the performance of a green mobile operator collaborating with other traditional mobile operators. Its goal is to minimize its CO2 emissions, maximize its profit or achieve or tradeoff between both objectives by offloading its users to neighbor networks and exploiting renewable energies. On the other hand, traditional mobile operators aim to maximize their profits by attracting the maximum number of roamed users. The problem is modeled as a two-level Stackelberg game and its equilibrium is derived. A green mobile operator level that determines how many users per each base station to offload to each neighbor network, and a non-green mobile operator level where operators focus on finding the optimal roaming price. Our simulation results show a significant saving in terms of CO2 emissions compared to the non-cooperation case and that roaming decision depends essentially on the availability of renewable energy in base station sites. © 2015 IEEE.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.subjectCO2 emissionen
dc.subjectgame theoryen
dc.subjectGreen networkingen
dc.subjectmobile operator collaborationen
dc.subjectroaming priceen
dc.titleA game theoretical approach for cooperative green mobile operators under roaming price considerationen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journal2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)en
dc.conference.date8 June 2015 through 12 June 2015en
dc.conference.nameIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2015en
dc.contributor.institutionStrategic Decisions Group (SDG), Beirut, Lebanonen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canadaen
kaust.authorGhazzai, Hakimen
kaust.authorJardak, Seifallahen
kaust.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
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