Distributed medium access control with dynamic altruism

Panayotis Antoniadis, Serge Fdida, Christopher Griffin, Youngmi Jin, George Kesidis

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In this paper, we consider medium access control of local area networks (LANs) under limited-information conditions as befits a distributed system. Rather than assuming "by rule" conformance to a protocol designed to regulate packet-flow rates (as in, e.g., CSMA windowing), we begin with a non-cooperative game framework and build a dynamic altruism term into the net utility. Our objective is to define a utility model that captures more closely the expected behavior of users, which according to recent results from behavioral and experimental economics should include a conditionally altruistic dimension. The effects of our proposed dynamic altruism are analyzed at Nash equilibrium in the quasi-stationary (fictitious play) regime. We consider either power or throughput based costs, and the cases of identical or heterogeneous (independent) users/players.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAd Hoc Networks - Fourth International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2012
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2013
Event4th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks, ADHOCNETS 2012 - Paris, France
Duration: Oct 16 2012Oct 17 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Other4th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks, ADHOCNETS 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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