Networking

A Stackelberg Strategy for Routing Flow Over Time

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Executive Summary

Routing games are used to understand the impact of individual users' decisions on network efficiency. Most prior work on routing games uses a simplified model of network flow where all flow exists simultaneously, and users care about either their maximum delay or their total delay. Both of these measures are surrogates for measuring how long it takes to get all of a user's traffic through the network. The authors attempt a more direct study of how competition affects network efficiency by examining routing games in a flow over time model.

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