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An Economic Case for End System Multicast

  • Morteza Analoui
  • Mohammad Hossein Rezvani
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6369)

Abstract

This paper presents a non-strategic model for the end-system multicast networks based on the concept of replica exchange economy. We believe that microeconomics is a good candidate to investigate the problem of selfishness of the end-users (peers) in order to maximize the aggregate throughput. In this solution concept, the decisions that a peer might make, does not affect the actions of the other peers at all. The proposed mechanism tunes the price of the service in such a way that general equilibrium holds.

Keywords

End-system Multicast Non-strategic behavior Modeling Walrasian Equilibrium Replica Exchange Economy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Morteza Analoui
    • 1
  • Mohammad Hossein Rezvani
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer EngineeringIran University of Science and Technology (IUST)TehranIran

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