Authors: Radonjić Ɖogatović, Vesna
Ɖogatović, Marko
Stanojević, Milorad
Mladenović, Nenad 
Title: Revenue maximization of Internet of things provider using variable neighbourhood search
Journal: Journal of Global Optimization
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2020
Rank: M21
ISSN: 0925-5001
DOI: 10.1007/s10898-020-00894-z
Internet of things (IoT) covers various aspects of collecting and exchanging data between diverse entities. From IoT provider’s perspective, one of the most significant issues is how to set the price that maximizes its revenue while meeting users’ requirements. In this paper, we focus on revenue maximization of the IoT service provider by applying pay per use pricing within the combinatorial sealed-bid auction. Pay per use pricing option implies that each user is charged per unit of consumption according to the actual usage. We assume that a user pays a threshold price for a unit of consumption, which is determined based on the auction. The auction is conducted with bidding prices set up in advance within service level agreement (SLA). We use variable neighbourhood search (VNS) in order to derive the optimal threshold price that maximizes IoT provider’s revenue, and users’ satisfaction. In addition, the optimization within the auction mechanism is conducted using different metaheuristics, which are compared with two types of VNS algorithms.
Keywords: Auction | Internet of things | Metaheuristics | Revenue | Variable neighbourhood search
Publisher: Springer Link

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