These courses are part of the post-graduate lectures on wireless networks provided by the Department of Communications Engineering of the University of Oulu.


Cognitive Networks & Game Theory

1. Biologically Inspired Networking
2. Green Networks
3. Autonomic Networking
4. Adaptive Networks
5. Self managing Networks
6. Machine learning
7. Cognitive Radio Architecture
8. Dynamic spectrum allocation
9. Distributed learning and reasoning
10. The  semantics in Cognitive radio
11. Security in cognitive networks
12. Intrusion detection in cognitive networks
13. Erasure tolerant coding for cognitive networks
14. Cognitive Networks protocols
14.1. Cognitive power control
14.1.1. Noncooperative power control game
14.1.2. Nash equilibrium
14.1.3. Pareto optimality
14.1.4. Supermodular games and social optimality
14.2. Power control game with QoS guarantee
14.3. Power control game and multiuser detection
14.4. Power control game in MIMO systems
14.5. Game theory based MAC for ad hoc networks
14.6. Tit-for-Tat (TFT) game theory based packet forwarding strategies in ad hoc networks
14.6.1. Strategy models
14.6.2. Network nodes dependency graph and system metamodel
14.6.3. The payoff of iterative  game
14.7. TFT game theory based modelling of node cooperation with energy constraint
14.7.1. Acceptance rate
14.7.2. Pareto optimum
14.7.3. Prisoner?s dilemma and TFT game
14.8. Packet forwarding model based on dynamic Bayesian games
14.9. Game theoretic models for routing in wireless sensor networks
14.9.1. Cognitive wireless sensor network model
14.9.2. Optimal routs computation
14.10. Profit driven routing in cognitive networks
14.10.1. Algorithmic mechanism design
14.10.2. Profit driven pricing mechanism
14.10.3. Truthful behaviour in cognitive networks
14.10.4. Collusion of nodes in cognitive networks
14.11. Game theoretical model of flexible spectra sharing in cognitive networks with social awareness
14.12. A game theoretical modelling of slotted ALOHA protocol
14.13. Game theory based modeling of admission in competitive wireless networks
14.13.1. System model
14.13.2. Equilibrium Solutions
14.14. Modelling access point pricing as a dynamic game
14.14.1. The system model
14.14.2. Modelling service reselling
14.14.3. File transfer model
14.14.4. Bayesian model for unknown traffic

Game Theory lectures:
1. Introduction  
2. Nash Equilibrium: Theory 
3. Nash Equilibrium: Illustrations 
4. Mixed Strategy Equilibrium  
5. Extensive Games with Perfect Information: Theory
6. Extensive Games with Perfect Information: Illustrations
7. Extensive Games with Perfect Information: Extensions and Discussion
8. Coalitional Games and the Core 
9. Bayesian Games
10. Extensive Games with Imperfect Information 
11. Strictly Competitive Games and Maxminimization
12. Rationalizability
13. Evolutionary Equilibrium
14. Repeated Games: The Prisoner's Dilemma
15. Repeated Games: General Results
16. Bargaining

- S. Glisic and B. Lorenzo; Advanced Wireless Networks,
4G Cognitive Cooperative and Opportunistic Technology,
second edition, John Wiley & Sons 2009
- Q. H. Mahmoud; Cognitive Networks, Towards Self-Aware Networking,
John Wiley & Sons 2007
- Fitzek, Frank H.P.; Katz, Marcos D. (Eds.)
Cognitive Wireless Networks, Concepts, Methodologies and Visions Inspiring the Age of Enlightenment of Wireless Communications, Springer 2007
- M. J. Osborne, An introduction to Game Theory, Oxford University Press, 2004
- D. Fudenberg and J. Tirole, Game Theory, The MIT Press, 1991
- Selected list of journal papers posted on CWC web site

Links set 1:

1. Competition in Wireless Systems via Bayesian Interference Games

2. Coalitions in Cooperative Wireless Networks (667 kB)

Links set 2:

3. Game Theoretic Analysis of Cooperation Stimulation and Security in Autonomous Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (1750 kB)

4. Secure Cooperation in Autonomous Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks Under Noise and Imperfect Monitoring: A Game-Theoretic Approach (1175 kB)

5. Game Theoretic Modeling of Malicious Users in Collaborative Networks (461 kB)

Links set 3:

6. A Cooperation Strategy Based on Nash Bargaining Solution in Cooperative Relay Networks (319 kB)

7. A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Decode-and-Forward User Cooperation (479 kB)

8. An Incentive-Based Fairness Mechanism for Multi-Hop Wireless Backhaul Networks with Selfish Nodes (328 kB)

9. Nash Equilibria of Packet Forwarding Strategies in Wireless Ad Hoc (282 kB)

10. Optimal Routing Control: Repeated Game Approach (394 kB)

11. On Cooperation in Energy Efficient Wireless Networks: The Role of Altruistic Nodes (339 kB)

12. Cooperation Enforcement and Learning for Optimizing Packet Forwarding in Autonomous Wireless Networks (728 kB)

13. A Game Theoretical Framework for Dynamic Pricing-Based Routing in Self-Organized MANETs (604 kB)

Links set 4:

14. Dynamic Spectrum Sharing: A Game Theoretical Overview (111 kB)

15. On the Access Pricing and Network Scaling Issues of Wireless Mesh Networks (1790 kB)

16. ARC: An Integrated Admission and Rate Control Framework for Competitive Wireless CDMA Data Networks Using Noncooperative Games (917 kB)

17. Spectrum Leasing to Cooperating Secondary Ad Hoc Networks (932 kB)

18. Reverse Engineering MAC: A Non-Cooperative Game Model (560 kB)

19. A Noncooperative Game-Theoretic Framework for Radio Resource Management in 4G Heterogeneous Wireless Access Networks (382 kB)

20. Using Incompletely Cooperative Game Theory in Wireless Mesh Networks (257 kB)

21. Leveraging Downlink for Efficient Uplink Allocation in a Single-Hop Wireless Network (347 kB)

22. Games Theory and Software Defined Radios (7124 kB)

23. Incentive and Service Differentiation in P2P Networks: A Game Theoretic Approach (984 kB)

Links set 5:

24. Matrix Games in the Multicast Networks: Maximum Information Flows with Network Switching (808 kB)

25. Network Coding Games with Unicast Flows (552 kB)