A Dynamic Resource Pricing Scheme for a Crowd-Funding Cloud Environment

  • Nan Zhang
  • Xiaolong YangEmail author
  • Min Zhang
  • Yan Sun
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11204)


With the rapid development of cloud computing and the exponential growth of cloud users, federated clouds are becoming increasingly prevalent based on the idea of resource cooperation. In this paper, we consider a new resource cooperation model called “Crowd-funding”, which is aimed at integrating and uniformly managing geographically distributed resource-limited resource owners to achieve a more effective use of resources. The resource owners are rational and maximize their own interest when contributing resources, so a reasonable pricing scheme can incentivize more resource owners to join the Crowd-funding system and increase their service level. Therefore, we propose a dynamic pricing scheme based on a repeated game between the “Crowd-funding” system and the resource owners. The simulation results show that our resource pricing scheme can achieve more effective and longer-lasting incentivizing effects for resource owners.


Cloud computing Resource pricing Resource crowd-funding 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer and Communication EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina

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