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Anarchy Versus Cooperation on Internet of Molecular Things

Koca, C and Akan, OB (2017) Anarchy Versus Cooperation on Internet of Molecular Things. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 4. pp. 1445-1453. ISSN 2327-4662

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Using the advances in molecular communications (MCs), nanomachines as a group can undertake complex tasks. With the emergence of Internet of molecular things (IoMT), such nanomachine groups are now larger than ever. However, the minimal design of nanomachines makes cooperation difficult. In this paper, we investigate the performances of anarchic and cooperative transmitters in IoMT. We design an MC game in which nanomachines choose to cooperate or confront. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of cooperation and state the possible transmitter personalities using game theoretic principles. Moreover, we focus on methods to ensure cooperation and we explore the optimal transmitter behavior if its partner rejects cooperation. Finally, we deduce that although ensuring cooperation may be done effectively with minimum hardware, anarchy is not necessarily a bad result. We also realize that in case a transmitter rejects cooperation, perpetual confrontation is not a good approach.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cooperative game game theory Nash equilibrium
Divisions: Div B > Photonics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2017 01:32
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2021 09:30
DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2017.2709796