Game Theory in Signal Processing and Communications

Posted in game theory, journal at 8:40 am by JamesNeel

Via an email comes an announcement that there will be a Eurasip issue on Game Theory in Signal Processing and Communications.


  • Static non-cooperative games (Nash and Stackelberg equilibria)
  • Finite and infinite dynamic games
  • Cooperative (bargaining) game theory
  • Auctions, coalitions, and pricing
  • Game theory for resource allocation in communications
  • Game theory for adaptive waveform design
  • Game theory for cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access
  • Stochastic games, repeated games, and fading channels
  • Development of decentralized algorithms using game theory

Key dates

  • Manuscript Due: October 1, 2008
  • First Round of Reviews: January 1, 2009
  • Publication Date: April 1, 2009


I’ll submit a paper, the only question is on what topic. So readers (some of whom I think are familiar with my work), which of the following would you prefer:


FCC Research Papers on Spectrum Management

Posted in game theory, spectrum at 8:44 pm by JamesNeel

Michael Marcus points to a series of papers released by the FCC on management and efficiency tradeoffs between licensed and unlicensed users.

  • Working Paper #41, “Enhancing Spectrum’s Value Via Market-informed Congestion Etiquettes”
  • Working Paper #42, “Modeling the Efficiency of Spectrum Designated to License Use and Unlicensed Operations”
  • Working Paper #43, “A Market-based Approach to Establishing Licensing Rules: Licensed Versus Unlicensed Use of Spectrum”

I’m busy this week, but I might try to give my two cents on the papers next week.

GameComm 2008

Posted in conferences, game theory at 8:33 pm by JamesNeel

A topic near and dear to me, GameComm 2008 has a call for papers out looking for papers on the application of game theory to communications networks. Odds are strong that I won’t be able to make it (it’s sandwiched between DySPAN – Oct 14-17 and the SDR Forum, Oct 26-30), but here’s the relevant info:

  • Conference Site: Athens, Greece
  • Conference Date: October 20, 2008
  • Paper due: June 2, 2008
  • Acceptance date: July 8, 2008
  • Camera ready due date: August 8, 2008
  • Selected Topics:
    • Medium access control
    • Power control
    • Routing and message forwarding
    • Congestion control
    • Cognitive radio
    • Pricing
    • Security