Contract-Based Trading on Parallel Computing Resources for Cellular Networks with Virtualized Base Stations

Mingjin Gao, Rujing Shen, Jun Li, Yonghui Li, Jinglin Shi, Dushantha Nalin K. Javakodv

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)


As a promising wireless network virtualization technology, virtualized base station (BS) has been proposed to tackle the problem of low-efficient utilization of BS's computing resources, e.g., baseband processing units (BPU). In this paper, we design a novel scheme to achieve the efficient BPU allocation based on a contract-theoretic approach. To achieve this, we consider the BPUs as a kind of trading resources. We establish a monopoly market, where the infrastructure provider (InP) is the monopolist owning all the BPUs, and multiple mobile network operators (MNOs) intend to rent BPUs from the InP for processing their baseband signals. In such a market, the InP offers a set of quantity-price contract items to the MNOs based on statistical information of their types, and at the same time, the MNOs are stimulated to accept the offers for the purpose of making profit. We propose the optimal contract design to maximize the InP's profit, as well as develop an incentive mechanism to guarantee each MNO choosing a proper contract item. Numerical results validate the effectiveness of our incentive mechanism for BPU resource allocation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC-Fall 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538663585
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2019
Event88th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC-Fall 2018 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 27 Aug 201830 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference88th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC-Fall 2018
CountryUnited States


  • cellular networks
  • contract theory
  • incentive mechanism
  • resource trading
  • Virtualized base station

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Contract-Based Trading on Parallel Computing Resources for Cellular Networks with Virtualized Base Stations'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this