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Network Games

  • S. Rasoul Etesami
  • Tamer Başar
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Abstract

This chapter provides a general overview of the topic of network games, its application in a number of areas, and recent advances, by focusing on four major types of games, namely, congestion games, resource allocation games, diffusion games, and network formation games. Several algorithmic aspects and methodologies for analyzing such games are discussed, and connections between network games and other relevant topical areas are identified.

Keywords

Network games Congestion games Diffusion games Potential games Resource allocation Network formation Nash equilibrium Price of anarchy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial and Systems EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Coordinated Science Laboratory and Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Tamer Başar
    • 1
  • Georges Zaccour
    • 2
  1. 1.Coordinated Science LaboratoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Département de sciences de la décisionGERAD, HEC MontréalMontrealCanada

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