Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University

Computer Science

Profile

Publication details for Dr George Mertzios

Efraimidis, P.S., Tsavlidis, L. & Mertzios, G.B. (2010). Window-games between TCP flows. Theoretical Computer Science 411(31-33): 2798-2817.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

We consider network congestion problems between TCP flows and define a new game, the Window-game, which models the problems of network congestion caused by the competing flows. Analytical and experimental results show the relevance of the Window-game to real TCP congestion games and provide interesting insight into the respective Nash equilibria. Furthermore, we propose a new algorithmic queue mechanism, called Prince, which at congestion makes a scapegoat of the most greedy flow. We provide evidence which shows that Prince achieves efficient Nash equilibria while requiring only limited computational resources.