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- Game theory for heterogeneous flow control
- Tang, Ao; Andrew, Lachlan L. H.
- A general framework is developed for networks with flows that use all available congestion signals to regulate their rates. It is conceptually a generalization of the existing network utility maximization (NUM) theory for homogeneous congestion control. Instead of a convex optimization characterization in NUM, a game with multiple convex optimizations is formulated to characterize equilibria in such a network. Examples are provided to motivate the needs of this general theory. We also provide some basic properties of the game and point out some possible future directions along this line.
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- Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS 2008), Princeton, New Jersey, United States, 19-21 March 2008, pp. 52-56
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- Annual conference; Basic properties; Communication; Congestion control; Convex optimization; Cybernetics; Decision making; Future directions; Game theory; General framework; General theory; Heterogeneous flows; Information management; Network Utility Maximization; NUM; Optimisation
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