Nonlinear quadratic pricing for concavifiable utilities in network rate control

Quanyan Zhu, Raouf Boutaba

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Abstract

This paper deals with a category of concavifiable functions that can be used to model inelastic traffic in the network. Such class of functions can be concavified within an interval of interest using a quadratic pricing term so that we obtain as a result a concave objective function. We use a game- theoretical framework as well as a centralized optimization approach to discuss the heterogeneous network with nonlinear quadratic pricing. We point out the equivalence between these two frameworks and use a Stackelberg player as an extra degree of freedom to design pricing policy for the network. In the end, we propose an auction-like iterative algorithm and illustrate it with a numerical example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008
Pages1593-1598
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Nov 30 2008Dec 4 2008

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference

Other

Other2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period11/30/0812/4/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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