Zubair Md. Fadlullah, Chao Wei, Zhiguo Shi, and Nei Kato
IEEE Transaction on Wireless Communications (TWC), vol. 16, no. 2
Publication year: 2016-12
Recently, numerous real-time, data-rich, and differentiated applications and services have appeared in the next-generation Heterogeneous Networks. As a result, the number of potentially “untrusted” connections to the mobile operator’s core network is expected to dramatically increase. Therefore, the operators must provide adequate security, without significantly affecting the quality of service (QoS). Hence, joint consideration of QoS and security is a critical research issue. However, due to their difficult-to-model conflicting objectives, existing research works have often dealt with them separately. In this paper, we address this problem, formally formulate it, and envision GT-QoSec, a game-theoretic joint optimization of QoS and security. Using GT-QoSec, the mobile user equipment (UE) and their servicing base stations (eNBs) play games with each other. Thus, the UE obtains a balanced set of QoS and security levels while the eNBs maximize their bandwidth utilization. Extensive analysis and simulation results are presented to evaluate the performance of GT-QoSec in contrast with several conventional methods.