Combining Fairness with Throughput: Online Routing with Multiple Objectives

@article{Goel2001CombiningFW,
  title={Combining Fairness with Throughput: Online Routing with Multiple Objectives},
  author={Ashish Goel and Adam Meyerson and Serge A. Plotkin},
  journal={J. Comput. Syst. Sci.},
  year={2001},
  volume={63},
  pages={62-79}
}
This paper presents online algorithms for routing and bandwidth allocation which simultaneously approximate fair and max-throughput solutions. In fact, the algorithms solve a more difficult problem: for any bandwidth b, the number of sessions that get bandwidth b in the online algorithm is not smaller than the number of sessions receiving ?b offline, where ? is the competitive ratio. This problem is provably harder than the problem of maximizing throughput (e.g., 4) or the problem of maximizing… 
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