Mobile-Aware Topology Control Potential Game: Equilibrium and Connectivity

Xin Zhao, Yaodong Zhang, Chunxiao Jiang, Jian Yuan, Jiannong Cao

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Topology control (TC) is one of the most important techniques for connection establishments between entities in Internet of Things, especially in the scenario where there are no fixed infrastructures such as prompt sensor deployments, emergency communications, and vehicle-vehicle communications. The goal of TC is to assign per-node transmission power such that the resulting topology is energy efficient and also satisfies some global graph property such as connectivity. Among the literatures, however, few efforts focused on the issue of TC with interest-independent nodes. Besides, in a distributed mobile networks, nodes' mobility can cause the dynamic network topology. As a result, nodes need to execute the TC algorithm periodically. To jointly consider nodes' selfishness and mobility, we propose a potential game and mobility aware TC (PGMATC) framework based on mobility traces and potential game, where a practical utility function is designed by considering the expected utility for a TC period. Extensive simulations driven by actual data demonstrate that PGMATC can improve the network connectivity with quite a limited increase in energy consumption, compared with the traditional TC algorithms.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7503116
Pages (from-to)1267-1273
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Internet of Things Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016


  • Internet of Thing (IoT)
  • network connectivity
  • potential game
  • power efficiency
  • selfishness
  • topology control (TC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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