Wireless Sensor Network-Based Service Provisioning by a Brokering Platform
AbstractThis paper proposes a business model for providing services based on the Internet of Things through a platform that intermediates between human users and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). The platform seeks to maximize its profit through posting both the price charged to each user and the price paid to each WSN. A complete analysis of the profit maximization problem is performed in this paper. We show that the service provider maximizes its profit by incentivizing all users and all Wireless Sensor Infrastructure Providers (WSIPs) to join the platform. This is true not only when the number of users is high, but also when it is moderate, provided that the costs that the users bear do not trespass a cost ceiling. This cost ceiling depends on the number of WSIPs, on the value of the intrinsic value of the service and on the externality that the WSIP has on the user utility. View Full-Text
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Guijarro, L.; Pla, V.; Vidal, J.R.; Naldi, M.; Mahmoodi, T. Wireless Sensor Network-Based Service Provisioning by a Brokering Platform. Sensors 2017, 17, 1115.
Guijarro L, Pla V, Vidal JR, Naldi M, Mahmoodi T. Wireless Sensor Network-Based Service Provisioning by a Brokering Platform. Sensors. 2017; 17(5):1115.Chicago/Turabian Style
Guijarro, Luis; Pla, Vicent; Vidal, Jose R.; Naldi, Maurizio; Mahmoodi, Toktam. 2017. "Wireless Sensor Network-Based Service Provisioning by a Brokering Platform." Sensors 17, no. 5: 1115.
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