Articles

Protocols with no acknowledgment

D. ROSENBERG, E. Solan, N. VIEILLE

Operations Research

July-August 2009, vol. 57, n°4, pp.905-915

Departments: Economics & Decision Sciences, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Keywords: Games/group decisions, Stochastic


We study a simple protocol for communication networks, in which users get no receipt acknowledgment of their requests. As a result, users hold partial and differential information over the state of the protocol. We characterize optimal behavior by viewing the protocol as a stochastic game with partial observation. We also study two classes of protocols that generalize this protocol.


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