A game theoretic approach to integrate security with Quality of Service

Zubair Md Fadlullah, Athanasios V. Vasilakos, Nei Kato

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The concept of Quality of Service (QoS) offers different service levels to the network users. Through Service Level Specifications (SLSs), the users in a wireless network, which supports QoS, are able to express, at run-time, their expected service requirements through well defined parameters. Conventional QoS parameters, such as throughput, delay, jitter, packet loss rates, and so forth, are used for reliably ensuring a certain service level with respect to reliability and/or performance. However, most existing researches have ignored tunable security as a Quality of Service (QoS) parameter. The biggest challenge of integrating QoS and security parameters consists in their contrasting goals. This paper presents an idea to permit the users of an IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) to specify their security and QoS requirements in their Service Level Specifications (SLSs). Then, a game theoretic approach is presented so that the system can reach Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the users to ascertain a balanced set of security and QoS parameters for the users. The effectiveness of the proposed approach is verified through computer simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2012
Pages4965-4969
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2012 - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Duration: 2012 Jun 102012 Jun 15

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607

Other

Other2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2012
CountryCanada
CityOttawa, ON
Period12/6/1012/6/15

Keywords

  • Game theory
  • Quality of Security Service (QoSS)
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Service Level Specification (SLS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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