On Selfish and Malicious Behaviors in Wireless Networks -- a Non-cooperative Game Theoretic Approach

Abstract : The last two decades have witnessed an unprecedented success of wireless networks due to the proliferation of inexpensive, widely available wireless devices. With such an explosive growth, the traditional paradigm of centralized, fixed networks can no longer satisfy the dramatically increasing demand for wireless services and connections, which poses imminent challenges on network management and control, among which security is a primary concern.

The thesis introduces an axis of research where non-cooperative game theory is applied as a systematical framework to model and analyze selfish and malicious behaviors in wireless networks. The major contribution of the thesis lies in the modeling of selfish and malicious behaviors in wireless networks as well as the design of efficient protocols based on the modeling results to cope with them.

The thesis is divided into two parts, respectively dedicated to selfish and malicious behaviors. More specifically, the thesis provides a comprehensive study on the following selfish and malicious behaviors under the non-cooperative game theoretic framework:
• Selfish behaviors
- MAC layer selfish behaviors in IEEE 802.11 wireless networks,
- Non-cooperative power and rate control in IEEE 802.11 wireless networks,
- Cooperative relaying in wireless networks with selfish users;
• Malicious behaviors
- Intrusion detection in heterogeneous networks,
- Jamming attack in wireless networks and defense strategy,
- Multihop routing amid malicious attackers in wireless networks.
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Lin Chen. On Selfish and Malicious Behaviors in Wireless Networks -- a Non-cooperative Game Theoretic Approach. Networking and Internet Architecture [cs.NI]. Ecole nationale supérieure des telecommunications - ENST, 2008. English. ⟨tel-00417500⟩

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