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Potential Game Theory

Applications in Radio Resource Allocation


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Quang Duy Lã, Yong Huat Chew, Boon-Hee Soong
      Pages 3-22
    3. Quang Duy Lã, Yong Huat Chew, Boon-Hee Soong
      Pages 23-69
  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Quang Duy Lã, Yong Huat Chew, Boon-Hee Soong
      Pages 73-103
    3. Quang Duy Lã, Yong Huat Chew, Boon-Hee Soong
      Pages 105-129
    4. Quang Duy Lã, Yong Huat Chew, Boon-Hee Soong
      Pages 131-158

About this book


This book offers a thorough examination of potential game theory and its applications in radio resource management for wireless communications systems and networking. 

The book addresses two major research goals: how to identify a given game as a potential game, and how to design the utility functions and the potential functions with certain special properties in order to formulate a potential game. After proposing a unifying mathematical framework for the identification of potential games, the text surveys existing applications of this technique within wireless communications and networking problems found in OFDMA 3G/4G/WiFi networks, as well as next-generation systems such as cognitive radios and dynamic spectrum access networks.

Professionals interested in understanding the theoretical aspect of this specialized field will find Potential Game Theory a valuable resource, as will advanced-level engineering students. It paves the way for extensive and rigorous research exploration on a topic whose capacity for practical applications is vast but not yet fully exploited.


Game theory Nash equilibrium Exact potential game OFDMA networks Radio resource allocation Subcarrier assignment Power control Interference minimization Best-response dynamics Ordinal potential game Pseudo-potential game Potential function Utility design Price of anarchy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Temasek LaboratoriesSingapore University ofTechnology&DesignSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.InstituteofInfocomm Research(I2R),A*STARCognitive Communications Technology DeptSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.School of Electrical and Electronic EnggNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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“The book is an attempt to present applications of potential game theory to radio resource management in wireless communication systems and networks. … The book may be useful for graduate students engaged in projects on different applications of game theory and engineers interested in mathematical formulation of practical problems in the area of telecommunication.” (Andrzej Świerniak, zbMATH 1397.91005, 2018)