On the design of campus parking systems with QoS guarantees
Parking spaces are resources that can be pooled together and shared, particularly when there exist complementary daytime and nighttime users. We provide solutions to two design questions. First, given a quality of service requirement, how many spaces should be set aside as contingency during the day for nighttime users? Next, how can we replace the first-come-first-served access method by one that aims for optimal efficiency while keeping user preferences private?