In a volunteer-based self-organizing
network, such as a peer-to-peer (P2P) network, a wireless ad-hoc network, and a
device-to-device (D2D) network, participation and cooperation of volunteer
nodes are crucial for the network to sustain. We call this kind of network a
“decentralized” network in this paper as we cannot assume any centralized global
management nor control.
Rewarding by auction has been thought to be
effective to keep or promote incentives to participation and cooperation in
many studies. This short paper proposes a simple and light-weight mechanism for
decentralized networks based on the concept of Vickrey auction. This paper
focuses on two problems of fair execution and participation incentives in
particular. Results of the simulation-based experiments and evaluations confirm
that the proposed mechanism is effective in promoting participation incentives.
incentives, Free-rider problem, Auction, Decentralized networks.