Move-forward rules and f-SWAP rules applied to a communication problem

King Sing Chong*, Kin Lam

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In a communication network, one might attempt to route calls from an origin to a destination through n paths that will be tried one by one, each having a success probability pi ∈ (0,1), i = 1,2,. . . , n. The order of trying is controlled by a routing table. The number of attempts made is defined as the cost of the routing table. Move-forward self-organizing rules are applied to the routing table and comparisons of expected equilibrium costs are performed when p2= p3=⋯ = pn. Stationary distributions for a subset of f-swap rules are obtained for general p i's.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-286
Number of pages16
JournalProbability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences
Issue number2
Early online date6 Mar 2006
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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