Why VCG auctions can hardly be applied to the pricing of inter-domain and ad hoc networks


The use of Vickrey-Clarke-Groves (VCG) auction mechanisms is gaining popularity in the networking community, where it seems compulsory to incentivize selfish nodes (in ad hoc networks) or domains (in inter-domain communications) to forward the traffic of their peers. Indeed, VCG auctions are known to both be efficient and produce proper incentives. In this… (More)

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