A General Mechanism Design Methodology for Social Utility Maximization with Linear Constraints

@article{Sinha2014AGM,
  title={A General Mechanism Design Methodology for Social Utility Maximization with Linear Constraints},
  author={Abhinav Sinha and Achilleas Anastasopoulos},
  journal={SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review},
  year={2014},
  volume={42},
  pages={12-15}
}
Social utility maximization refers to the process of allocating resources in a way that maximizes the sum of agents' utilities, under the system constraints. Such allocation arises in several problems in the general area of communications, including unicast (and multicast multi-rate) service on the Internet, as well as in applications with (local) public goods, such as power allocation in wireless networks, spectrum allocation, etc. Mechanisms that implement such allocations in Nash equilibrium… CONTINUE READING