Efficient Rate Allocation in Wireless Networks Under Incomplete Information

Alfredo Garcia, Mingyi Hong

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In this technical note, we study the rate allocation problem for a generic wireless system. Assuming strategic users and incomplete information at the network side, we propose a novel auction mechanism that allows the network operator to efficiently conduct the task of rate allocation under incomplete information regarding the users' valuation. Central to our design is an iterative procedure that determines the correct interference price, which ensures that truth-telling is a dominant strategy for each user. The proposed strategy works for a large family of wireless systems, including those whose rate region are not given in closed-form.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7185381
Pages (from-to)1397-1402
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2016

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  • Interference pricing
  • mechanism design
  • wireless networks


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