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N. Qi et al., "Unity makes strength: Coalition Formation-based Group-buying for Timely UAV Data Collection," GLOBECOM 2022 - 2022 IEEE Global Communications Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2022, pp. 3712-3717, doi: 10.1109/GLOBECOM48099.2022.10001467

Unity makes strength : coalition formation-based group-buying for timely UAV data collection

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Author: Qi, Nan1,2; Huang, Yeting2; Sun, Wen3;
Organizations: 1National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
2College of Electronic and Information Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China
3School of Cyber Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
4School of Intelligent Systems Science & Engineering, Jinan University, Zhuhai, China
5Department of Computer Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Gjøvik, Norway
6Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: IEEE, 2022
Publish Date: 2023-04-13


With their high mobility, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) become appealing data collectors in hard-to-reach wide-area distributed sensor networks. Different from existing works focusing on the perspective of UAVs for service order optimization and UAV utility maximization, we consider the utilities of both sensors and UAVs, and innovatively model the competition among sensors (buyers) for the service of UAVs (sellers) as an auction game. A “unity makes strength” strategy is exploited. That is, to strengthen the bidding competitiveness, a group-buying coalition auction method that encourages sensors to form coalitions to bid for UAV service is proposed. Besides, we propose a parallel variable neighborhood ascent search algorithm, we can quickly determine the approximately optimal group-buying coalition structure. Numerical results show that the proposed method outperforms the joint trajectory design-task scheduling (TDTS) UAV-to-community method and the single coalition formation game (CFG) method.

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ISBN: 978-1-6654-3540-6
ISBN Print: 978-1-6654-3541-3
Pages: 3712 - 3717
DOI: 10.1109/globecom48099.2022.10001467
Host publication: GLOBECOM 2022 - 2022 IEEE Global Communications Conference
Conference: IEEE Global Communications Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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