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Y. Zhang, Y. Zhou, Z. Liu, B. Barua and D. H. N. Nguyen, "Toward Efficient Network Resource Sharing: From One-Sided Market to Two-Sided Market," in IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 141-147, April 2020, doi: 10.1109/MWC.001.1900191

Toward efficient network resource sharing : from one-sided market to two-sided market

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Author: Zhang, Yanru1; Zhou, Yingjie2; Liu, Zhi3;
Organizations: 1University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
2Sichuan University
3Shizuoka University
4University of Oulu
5San Diego State University
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2021-03-30


Resource sharing in wireless networks has been a hot topic for years. It mainly deals with two main goals: incentive mechanism design to motivate resource owners to contribute resources on the supply side of the market, and resource allocation to efficiently assign the obtained resources to end users on the demand side. Mos existing resource sharing is based on the one-sided model. However, one application of the two-sided model, sharing economy, is reshaping conventional business models with a substantial growth in both market size and profit. We see a great potential to increase profit and efficiency by adopting the two-sided market model in wireless networks, so as to bridge user demand and resource supply simultaneously from both sides of the network. However, as to wireless networks with typical network features, many problems cannot be tackled based upon existing models. In this work, we provide the basic concept of a two-sided market, together with the challenges and applications of using a two-sided market model to tackle the resource sharing problem in various kinds of networks. Potential methodologies to solve resource sharing problems in two-sided markets are also presented sequentially and compared. In the end, future directions for resource sharing under the two-sided market model are discussed.

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Series: IEEE wireless communications
ISSN: 1536-1284
ISSN-E: 1558-0687
ISSN-L: 1536-1284
Volume: 27
Issue: 2
Pages: 141 - 147
DOI: 10.1109/MWC.001.1900191
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: The work of Yingjie Zhou is partly supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) with grant number 61801315.
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