Game Theory for Networks. 7th International EAI Conference, GameNets 2017 Knoxville, TN, USA, May 9, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Paradoxes in a Multi-criteria Routing Game

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-67540-4_15,
        author={Amina Boukoftane and Eitan Altman and Majed Haddad and Nadia Oukid},
        title={Paradoxes in a Multi-criteria Routing Game},
        proceedings={Game Theory for Networks. 7th International EAI Conference, GameNets 2017 Knoxville, TN, USA, May 9, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={GAMENETS},
        year={2017},
        month={9},
        keywords={Routing game Multi-objective problem Lossy links Nash equilibrium Price of anarchy Paradox},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-67540-4_15}
    }
    
  • Amina Boukoftane
    Eitan Altman
    Majed Haddad
    Nadia Oukid
    Year: 2017
    Paradoxes in a Multi-criteria Routing Game
    GAMENETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67540-4_15
Amina Boukoftane1, Eitan Altman,*, Majed Haddad2, Nadia Oukid1
  • 1: University of Blida 1
  • 2: LIA/CERI, University of Avignon, Agroparc
*Contact email: eitan.altman@inria.fr

Abstract

In this paper, we consider a routing game in a network that contains lossy links. We consider a multi-objective problem where the players have each a weighted sum of a delay cost and a cost for losses. We compute the equilibrium and optimal solution (which are unique). We discover here in addition to the classical Kameda type paradox another paradoxical behavior in which higher loss rates have a positive impact on delay and therefore higher quality links may cause a worse performance even in the case of a single player.