Pricing multi-class network services using the Shapley Value

  title={Pricing multi-class network services using the Shapley Value},
  author={Fan Zhang and Pramode K. Verma},
  journal={NETNOMICS: Economic Research and Electronic Networking},
This paper investigates pricing issues in class-based networks. Classes of packets having lower impatience and longer average delay receive monetary compensations. The inter-class price differential is determined by the inter-class compensations. The paper also presents rules for allocating network resource to each class. The corresponding payoff (disutility share) for each class is driven by the Shapley Value of the associated cooperative game.