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Equilibrium of heterogeneous congestion control protocols

Tang, Ao and Wang, Jiantao and Low, Steven and Chiang, Mung (2006) Equilibrium of heterogeneous congestion control protocols. In: 40th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS). IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 650-654. ISBN 1-4244-0349-9.

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When heterogeneous congestion control protocols that react to different pricing signals share the same network, the resulting equilibrium may no longer be interpreted as a solution to the standard utility maximization problem. We prove the existence of equilibrium in general multi-protocol networks under mild assumptions. For almost all networks, the equilibria are locally unique, and finite and odd in number. They cannot all be locally stable unless it is globally unique. Finally, we show that if the price mapping functions that map link prices to effective prices observed by the sources are similar, then global uniqueness is guaranteed.

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Additional Information:© 2006 IEEE. Issue Date: 22-24 March 2006. Date of Current Version: 22 January 2007.
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Official Citation:Tang, A.; Wang, J.; Low, S.; Chiang, M.; , "Equilibrium of Heterogeneous Congestion Control Protocols," Information Sciences and Systems, 2006 40th Annual Conference on , vol., no., pp.650-654, 22-24 March 2006 doi: 10.1109/CISS.2006.286548 URL:
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