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Author Rhee, S.H. ♦ Konstantopoulos, T.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1998
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Other branches of engineering
Subject Keyword Optimal control ♦ Intelligent networks ♦ Pricing ♦ Game theory ♦ Nash equilibrium ♦ Telecommunication traffic ♦ Bandwidth ♦ Bit rate ♦ Routing ♦ Computer networks
Abstract The optimal flow control of noncooperative users in multiservice networks is investigated in a game-theoretic way. We adopt a model that differs from previously considered ones in that a user's strategy (viz., flow or average rate) is constrained between two numbers: those are specified by the user's quality of service requirements or by the user's technology. Each user tries to maximize its own performance measure, defined by a utility function in a more or less standard fashion. We prove existence and uniqueness of the Nash equilibrium. There is a simple algorithm that determines this Nash equilibrium point (NEP). We also comment on the convergence properties of distributed algorithms towards this NEP. Finally, we give a suggestion on how noncooperative users may distribute their flows among several links, by imposing an appropriate pricing scheme that encourages load balancing.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Texas Univ., Austin, TX, USA (Rhee, S.H.)
ISBN 0780343948
ISSN 01912216
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1998-12-18
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 565.33 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 1662
Ending Page 1667

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library