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Multi-dimensional Contract Incentive Design for Mobile Crowdsourcing Networks

  • Nan ZhaoEmail author
  • Menglin Fan
  • Chao Tian
  • Pengfei Fan
  • Xiao He
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 97)

Abstract

Through utilizing sensing and computing capabilities of mobile devices, mobile crowdsourcing network (MCN) can collect and analyze data in a cost-effective way. However, due to the selfishness of mobile devices, they may be reluctant to participate in crowdsourcing without additional incentives. In this paper, the incentive mechanism to encourage mobile devices’ participation in the multi-tasks of crowdsourcing is designed. By modelling MCN as a labour market, the crowdsourcing incentive mechanism is regarded as a moral hazard model under contract-based asymmetric information scenarios. Moreover, considering the interaction among crowdsourcing tasks, a multi-dimensional contract model is proposed. By evaluating mobile users’ performance, the service provider will reward and stimulate them to participate in crowdsourcing and work harder. Results demonstrate that the proposed contract has excellent performance in crowdsourcing incentives.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nan Zhao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Menglin Fan
    • 1
  • Chao Tian
    • 1
  • Pengfei Fan
    • 1
  • Xiao He
    • 1
  1. 1.Hubei University of TechnologyWuhanChina

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