6th International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools

Research Article

Equilibrium Selection in Interference Management Non-Cooperative Games in Femtocell Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/valuetools.2012.250306,
        author={Ana Galindo-Serrano and Eitan Altman and Lorenza Giupponi},
        title={Equilibrium Selection in Interference Management Non-Cooperative Games in Femtocell Networks},
        proceedings={6th International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={VALUETOOLS},
        year={2012},
        month={11},
        keywords={game theory femtocells interference},
        doi={10.4108/valuetools.2012.250306}
    }
    
  • Ana Galindo-Serrano
    Eitan Altman
    Lorenza Giupponi
    Year: 2012
    Equilibrium Selection in Interference Management Non-Cooperative Games in Femtocell Networks
    VALUETOOLS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/valuetools.2012.250306
Ana Galindo-Serrano1,*, Eitan Altman2, Lorenza Giupponi1
  • 1: CTTC
  • 2: Inria
*Contact email: ana.maria.galindo@cttc.es

Abstract

In this paper we apply a special class of n-person non-cooperative games, which we call Weakly Coupled Constrained Games (WCCG), in femtocell systems to manage the aggregated interference they may generate at macrocell associated users. WCCG have the following structure: the utility of a player depends only on its own assignment and interactions between players appear through extra constraints. Non-cooperative games with common constraints have infitely many equilibria, we focus on selecting one, the normalized Nash equilibrium, which has some desirable scalable properties related to pricing, establish its uniqueness and compute it in a closed form.