Date Added: Apr 2012
In this paper, a behavioral rule that allows radio devices to achieve an Efficient Satisfaction Equilibrium (ESE) in fully Decentralized Self-Configuring Networks (DSCNs) is presented. The relevance of ESE in the context of DSCNs is that at such state, radio devices adopt a transmission/receive configuration such that they are able to simultaneously satisfy their individual Quality-of-Service (QoS) constraints. An ESE is also an efficient network configuration, i.e., individual QoS satisfaction is achieved by investing the lowest possible effort. Here, the notion of effort refers to a preference each radio device independently establishes among its own set of actions.